Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Thank you for Smoking
Not a bad movie although the trailer gives much of it away. The lead character, a spin doctor, was under scruntiny by an audience and next to him was young male cancer victim without hair. The line went something like this, "It is in our interests that this young male lives and continues to smoke, unlike my opponent, (the cancer support group?) who will have their budget increased if more cancer victims die. We want this boy to live".
After watching Charles Prentiss in the tv show Absolute Power, nothing surprises me. Fortunately many young people are now quite media savvy and don't fall for spin so easily.
There was a quite amusing part at the end of the movie where old movies had been sanitised by removing the cigarrettes that characters were holding. Somehow, Bette Davis holding a mug of steaming cocoa just does not work for me. No-one could murder a cigarrette like her.