History Film / ThankYouForSmoking

11th May '17 3:47:11 PM Tuckerscreator
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: BR.
** Only in the film, where after his tours in Vietnam, "everyone who knows what it means are all dead". In the book, his real name, Budd Rohrenbacher, is mentioned once as an aside; people simply call him BR for simplicity rather than NoNameGiven.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: BR.
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BR in the film, where after his tours in Vietnam, "everyone who knows what it means are all dead". In the book, his real name, Budd Rohrenbacher, is mentioned once as an aside; people simply call him BR for simplicity rather than NoNameGiven.
11th May '17 3:43:52 PM Tuckerscreator
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* MushroomSamba: After Nick is [[spoiler:forcibly made to wear dozens of nicotine patches, he passes out into a hallucinatory dream where he imagines himself starring in a house fire safety video.]]



* SouthernGentleman: The Captain gives off this vibe with his white suit, Southern accent, and many riches. The PoliticallyIncorrectVillain [[CorruptHick angle]] is also subtly hinted; all his waiters? Black.

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* SouthernGentleman: The Captain gives off this vibe with his white suit, Southern accent, and many riches. The PoliticallyIncorrectVillain [[CorruptHick angle]] is also subtly hinted; all hinted. All his waiters? Black.
11th May '17 12:10:35 AM Tuckerscreator
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* WallBangHer: Nick and the hot reporter.

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* WallBangHer: Nick and Heather Holloway, all over his apartment, including the hot reporter.kitchen table, the sink, the closet...
11th May '17 12:09:46 AM Tuckerscreator
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* LittlestCancerPatient: "And where in the hell did you find Cancer Boy? ... When you're looking for a cancer kid, he should be hopeless! He should have a wheelchair, he should have trouble talking, he should have a little pet goldfish he carries around in a ziplock bag. Hopeless!"

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* LittlestCancerPatient: Finistirre's aide on the opening talk show attempts this, bringing with him a guest teen who's gone bald from smoking-induced cancer. However, it backfires when Nick's testimony is suave enough to even persuade the kid. Finistirre later chews out his aide for bringing a bald but otherwise healthy-looking teen.
-->'''Finistirre''':
"And where in the hell did you find Cancer Boy? ... When you're looking for a cancer kid, he should be hopeless! He should have a wheelchair, he should have trouble talking, he should have a little pet goldfish he carries around in a ziplock bag. Hopeless!"


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* SouthernGentleman: The Captain gives off this vibe with his white suit, Southern accent, and many riches. The PoliticallyIncorrectVillain [[CorruptHick angle]] is also subtly hinted; all his waiters? Black.
10th May '17 10:31:18 AM CosmicFerret
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''Thank You for Smoking'' is a 1994 novel written by Christopher Buckley and 2005 [[BlackComedy dark comedy]] film directed by Creator/JasonReitman 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 Creator/JasonReitman and starring Aaron Eckhart Creator/AaronEckhart and Creator/WilliamHMacy.
22nd Mar '17 7:47:44 AM NickHunter26
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* AdaptationDistillation: The book and the movie are such substantially different animals that it's almost hard to believe anyone on the crew actually read the book (although the movie is still a worthy product in its own right: TropesAreNotBad). Many elements of the plot have been reduced, rearranged or cut out entirely, which creates a completely different narrative. There are too many examples to list here, but the biggest example is the kidnapping. In the book, it takes place at the beginning and is hugely important to the plot, and is eventually revealed to be [[spoiler: a plot by BR to get good publicity and get Nick out of the way, allowing Janette to take his place.]] In the movie, it takes place at the end and adds little to the plot, other than [[spoiler: making sure that Nick, a tobacco lobbyist, can never smoke again due to all the nicotine patches the kidnappers forced onto him.]]

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* AdaptationDistillation: The book and the movie are such substantially different animals that it's almost hard to believe anyone on the crew actually read the book (although the movie is still a worthy product in its own right: TropesAreNotBad). Many elements of the plot have been reduced, rearranged or cut out entirely, which creates a completely different narrative. There are too many examples to list here, but the biggest example is the kidnapping. In the book, it takes place at the beginning and is hugely important to the plot, and is eventually revealed to be [[spoiler: a plot by BR to get good publicity and get Nick out of the way, allowing Janette to take his place.]] In the movie, it takes place at the end and adds little to but still mark a point in the plot, other than sense that [[spoiler: making sure even after his near death experience, and the fact that Nick, a tobacco lobbyist, he can never smoke again due to all the nicotine patches the kidnappers forced onto him.]]him. Nick doesn't discourage people to smoke.]] So the message of the film still stand: choice is the most important thing.
24th Feb '17 9:17:28 AM DustSnitch
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* LastSupperSteal: In the OpeningMonologue, we see a shot of "sharks" placed around a table reminiscent of the last supper scene.

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* LastSupperSteal: In the OpeningMonologue, we see a shot of "sharks" placed around a table reminiscent of the last supper ''Art/TheLastSupper'' scene.
21st Feb '17 4:52:05 AM MagBas
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* PunchClockVillain: If you consider Nick to be a VillainProtagonist, he will be likely one of these.



* VillainProtagonist: Depending on your perspective on smoking. Nick Naylor is played straight as a classic protagonist in a Hero's Journey, despite being what many would consider a villain in the cigarette wars.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Despite working as a lobbyist for the cigarette industry, Nick's personal charm and charisma make him very popular among the general public.
6th Feb '17 2:10:18 PM creader
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Arguing for an industry that is seen as a killer doesn't make you very popular. [[ReconstructedTrope Nick more or less accepts this]] and it makes his job more rewarding when he succeeds.



* 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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* AntiVillain[=/=]AntiHero: AntiVillain: Nick is a ruthless lobbyist for a product that poisons people... but he's such a cool, charming guy, you almost forget that.



* KarmicDeath[=/=]DeathByIrony: Inverted [[spoiler:when some anti-tobacco activists kidnap Nick and try to overdose him on Nicotine Patches, it's his lifetime of smoking that gave him the resistance to fight it. It does become a CoolAndUnusualPunishment though, as he can never smoke again on pain of death.]]

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* KarmicDeath[=/=]DeathByIrony: KarmicDeath: Inverted [[spoiler:when some anti-tobacco activists kidnap Nick and try to overdose him on Nicotine Patches, it's his lifetime of smoking that gave him the resistance to fight it. It does become a CoolAndUnusualPunishment though, as he can never smoke again on pain of death.]]



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: BR

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: BRBR.



* PunchClockVillain: If you consider Nick to be a VillainProtagonist, he will be likely one of these.



* VillainProtagonist: Depending on your perspective on smoking. Nick Naylor is played straight as a classic protagonist in a Hero's Journey, despite being what many would consider a villain in the cigarette wars.



* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Arguing for an industry that is seen as a killer doesn't make you very popular. [[ReconstructedTrope Nick more or less accepts this]] and it makes his job more rewarding when he succeeds.
28th Jan '17 4:22:47 PM eroock
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* LastSupperSteal: In the OpeningMonologue, we see a shot of "sharks" placed around a table reminiscent of the last supper scene.
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