History YMMV / ThankYouForSmoking

7th Feb '16 2:08:07 AM DoctorSleep
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Playing Devil's Advocate
* DesignatedHero: Nick.
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* DesignatedHero: Nick. A lot of his speeches revolve around the fact that smoking is a choice, yet it's been stated within the film itself that cigarettes are addictive, making his statement come across as trivialising. There's also his scapegoating of consumer products such as chocolate and cheese which are also unhealthy, yet smoking can still be considered worse as it causes cancer and produces second-hand smoke that's harmful to asthmatics who don't get a say in the matter.
22nd Jan '16 4:58:49 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.
4th Oct '15 2:19:33 PM LahmacunKebab
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* PunchClockVillain : If you consider Nick to be a VillainProtagonist, he will be likely one of these.
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* PunchClockVillain : PunchClockVillain: If you consider Nick to be a VillainProtagonist, he will be likely one of these.
29th Sep '15 4:52:14 PM Leliel
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Affably Evil isn't a YMMV trope.
* 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.
11th Mar '15 7:31:07 PM maxwellsilver
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** One of Bobby's introductory lines, about suing Boeing for a plane caused by pilot error or General Motors for vehicular homicide caused by a drunk driver as a comparison, sounds like he gave testimony for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protection_of_Lawful_Commerce_in_Arms_Act Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act]].
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** One of Bobby's introductory lines, about comparing something to suing Boeing for a plane crash caused by pilot error or General Motors for vehicular homicide caused by a drunk driver as a comparison, driver, sounds like he gave testimony for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protection_of_Lawful_Commerce_in_Arms_Act Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act]].
11th Mar '15 7:30:15 PM maxwellsilver
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** One of Bobby's introductory lines, about suing Boeing for a plane caused by pilot error or General Motors for vehicular homicide caused by a drunk driver as a comparison, sounds like he gave testimony for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protection_of_Lawful_Commerce_in_Arms_Act Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act]].
11th Mar '15 7:17:12 PM maxwellsilver
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** They actually do make a brand like this in the book with this line of thinking, and there's also a mention of brands in some European countries that had been doing this for a long time. They didn't want every brand to carry it, but in the book and in a deleted scene in the movie, Nick works with the marketing teams to make it work in their favour as much as possible, [[RefugeInAudacity including an idea to have the skull match that of]] [[MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers']].
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** They actually do make a brand like this in the book with this line of thinking, and there's also a mention of brands in some European countries that had been doing this for a long time. They didn't want every brand to carry it, but in the book and in a deleted scene in the movie, Nick works with the marketing teams to make it work in their favour as much as possible, [[RefugeInAudacity including an idea to have the skull match that of]] [[MisterRogersNeighborhood [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers']].

* 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.
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* 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.wars. ----
13th Dec '14 11:33:11 AM redandready45
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* MagnificentBastard: Nick Naylor. As stated previously, he defends a dangerous product, but he is very suave and likable.
13th May '14 7:50:29 AM pikachukid
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** In RealLife (as mentioned below), Australian law mandates that every cigarette pack has something similar, only with a disgusting image to go with the warning (and since 2012 all are in a plain pack). Unlike in the movie, the law focuses on making smoking look unappealing.
14th Sep '12 8:33:45 PM mlsmithca
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YMMV sinkhole - this is a YMMV page anyway, it goes without saying.
* AffablyEvil: [[YourMileageMayVary Depending on your viewpoint]], Nick; he earns his living by defending and promoting cigarette companies, but he's a devoted father and rather charming and likable man.
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* AffablyEvil: [[YourMileageMayVary Depending on your viewpoint]], Nick; he Nick earns his living by defending and promoting cigarette companies, but he's a devoted father and rather charming and likable man.
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