History Film / ThankYouForSmoking

24th May '16 1:21:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Depending on one's perspective, this is played straight and inverted. [[VillainProtagonist Nick]] is a blond, while [[spoiler:Heather the journalist]] manipulates him to further her agenda--she's a brunette.
29th Feb '16 3:08:47 AM gravious
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* EverybodySmokes: Strangely, this is mostly averted in the film. The only character ever to be seen smoking is The Captain.



* EveryoneSmokes: Strangely, this is mostly averted in the film. The only character ever to be seen smoking is The Captain.
29th Feb '16 3:07:30 AM gravious
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* EveryoneSmokes: Strangely, this is mostly averted in the film. The only character ever to be seen smoking is The Captain.
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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* 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.
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