History Film / ThankYouForSmoking

2nd Feb '16 12:00:01 PM RevDave
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''Thank You for Smoking'' is a 1994 novel written by Christopher Buckley and 2005 [[BlackComedy dark comedy]] film directed by Jason Reitman and starring Aaron Eckhart and Creator/WilliamHMacy.
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''Thank You for Smoking'' is a 1994 novel written by Christopher Buckley and 2005 [[BlackComedy dark comedy]] film directed by Jason Reitman Creator/JasonReitman and starring Aaron Eckhart and Creator/WilliamHMacy.
22nd Jan '16 4:58:33 AM mephistos
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Moving Do Not Do This Cool Thing to YMMV tab.
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Practically Nick's M.O. He tries to give the appearance of not wanting people to smoke but his job depends on it, and his idea to put smoking in movies hinges off it. ** Though interestingly, no one in the film itself actually smokes, which may be an attempt by the makers to avert this.
27th Oct '15 10:59:45 AM case
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* AssassinsAreAlwaysBetrayed: In the book, [[spoiler:this is invoked to trick Nick's would-be assassin into killing the man who sent him to kill Nick, by setting up an elaborate ruse wherein this trope appears to be in effect.]]
7th Oct '15 1:59:57 PM ironballs16
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** The first lobbyists in question? [[spoiler: The cell phone industry over (again) cancer claims]].
7th Oct '15 1:57:21 PM ironballs16
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** The movie itself doesn't have any smoking at all, surprisingly.
7th Oct '15 1:42:23 PM ironballs16
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--->'''Nick''': It's that I'm not after you. I'm after them.
7th Oct '15 1:39:13 PM ironballs16
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** Even more is Bobby Jay Bliss, the gun control lobbyist. It's rare to see a [[strike:N.R.A]] [[FunWithAcronyms S.A.F.E.T.Y]] member so sympathetic in a movie. He almost borders on EvilIsFunny with the M.O.D. stickers. It's mentioned in the book that he's a Born-again Christian.
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** Even more is Bobby Jay Bliss, the gun control rights lobbyist. It's rare to see a [[strike:N.R.A]] [[FunWithAcronyms S.A.F.E.T.Y]] member so sympathetic in a movie. He almost borders on EvilIsFunny with the M.O.D. stickers. It's mentioned in the book that he's a Born-again Christian.
4th Oct '15 3:09:30 PM LahmacunKebab
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--> '''Jeff''': ...Probably. But it's an easy fix. One line of dialogue. "Thank God we invented the, [[AppliedPhlebotinum you know... whatever... device]]."
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--> '''Jeff''': ... Probably. But it's an easy fix. One line of dialogue. "Thank God we invented the, [[AppliedPhlebotinum you know... whatever... device]]."
29th Sep '15 4:52:36 PM Leliel
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* AffablyEvil: Nick earns his living by defending and promoting cigarette companies, but he's a devoted father and rather charming and likable man. ** Even more is Bobby Jay Bliss, the gun control lobbyist. It's rare to see a [[strike:N.R.A]] [[FunWithAcronyms S.A.F.E.T.Y]] member so sympathetic in a movie. He almost borders on EvilIsFunny with the M.O.D. stickers. It's mentioned in the book that he's a Born-again Christian.
18th Aug '15 4:02:58 AM redandready45
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* AntiVillain[=/=]AntiHero: Nick is a ruthless lobbyist for a product that poisons people... but he's such a cool, charming guy, you almost forget that.
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