History Film / ThankYouForSmoking

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.
3rd Aug '16 8:51:00 AM ironballs16
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'''Nick''': ''(Pointing to the passers-by)'' Yeah, but I'm not after you. I'm after ''them''.\\

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'''Nick''': ''(Pointing to the passers-by)'' Yeah, but I'm not after you. I'm after ''them''.\\
3rd Aug '16 8:50:43 AM ironballs16
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---'''Joey''': ...But you didn't prove that vanilla was the best...\\

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---'''Joey''': ...--->'''Joey''': ...But you didn't prove that vanilla was the best...\\
3rd Aug '16 8:50:34 AM ironballs16
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--->'''Nick''': It's that I'm not after you. I'm after them.

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--->'''Nick''': It's ---'''Joey''': ...But you didn't prove that vanilla was the best...\\
'''Nick''': I didn't have to. I proved that you're wrong, and if you're wrong, I'm right.\\
'''Joey''': But you still didn't convince me.\\
'''Nick''': ''(Pointing to the passers-by)'' Yeah, but
I'm not after you. I'm after them.''them''.\\
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.
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