The movie “Thank you for smoking” is an enthralling movie about a clever liar at his best in a completely magnificent form. The protagonist of the movie Nick Naylor believes that he has one of the most intriguing and challenging job. …
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He tries to explain the curiosity of the tobacco industry and the interest they have. This is usually misunderstood for being wrong as the world has a negative influence about it. The challenge arises when Nick has to go on a talk show of Joan Lunden where he has to face people who are against smoking and a person who has been suffering from cancer because of this smoking habit. (Dargis, n. p.) He tries to defend himself by saying that if this person suffering from cancer faces death it would not benefit the tobacco industry; moreover they'd be losing a customer which they wouldn’t want. Hence it is not the tobacco industry that wants the cancer stricken persons death but other antismoking vigilantesthat would benefit from the individuals death by making their contributions rise. Nick considers to be "trafficking in human misery". The way Nick advocates his point and proves all the antismoking vigilantes are wrong is a proof of his capabilities. Nick has mastered the art of lying and knows how to manipulate people in a way that they fall for him. The best thing that attracts one to this movie is how Nick practices this art of lying. Nick represented the monopoly of the tobacco industry on the platform he's been provided. The purpose behind this movie was to symbolize the image of activities which involve smoking as appealing and refined hence considering it be a habit interlinked to social and moral values. The personality of Nick is very impressive, and hence, one gets quite influenced by the way he speaks and motivates by the power of his words. Nick uses the force of the visual provocation to attract its viewer in approval of smoking. He knows that by developing a positive image of something it helps to persuade humans. Furthermore the virtues he depicted convinced the audience even more. During the beginning of the movie Nick works on the agenda of developing a positive image of himself in front of the masses. The purpose behind this was to lay the foundation and to give credibility to the movie. Another thing that he flaunts during the movie is the moral flexibility that convinces and helps to build upon trust within each other. The way he knows how to play along with words and to mold them in such a manner that they turn in favor of him and help him to keep his audience away from the truth. The movie has a huge baggage of sexual activities and abusive language incorporated in it. The movie delivers a stark image of how Nick is successful in transforming words, changes and altering message, other modes of negotiation and various methods of communication so that he develops confusion in their minds and nothing becomes clear. The strategies used in the movie are merely to manipulate and leave the viewer in a dilemma. Furthermore, this film still exhibits the essence and the beauty of love although showing immense fraud, deceit and manipulation. Nick although being very stubborn and taking support of all sort of lies and tactics to manipulate others is influenced by the love of his son. There are many segments in the movie that show emotional bonding and an outburst of feelings in a very passionate manner. The change in the course of the movie comes at the time when Joey who is Nick's son makes him rethink and develop second thoughts about his work. The reason that joey gives him. Usually it is seen in such movies that the protagonist changes by the end but this movie turned to be different in such a manner that Nick just swayed, changed his target audience and used his art on them. This made him a hero in the eyes of his son and gave him a reason to be like his dad. In the end Joeys wins a debating competition proving that he's walking on the same lines as his father. The movie
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Essentially, the entire film is riddled with witty dialogues and sharp discourses, which make it stand out on its own. A film starring Aaron Eckhart, Thank You For Smoking is a movie which tackles the dangers of smoking but presents it by way of a parody or satire.
In this movie, lobbyist Nick Naylor portrays the role of an unscrupulous promoter and spin-doctor who is also the Vice-President of the Institute of Tobacco Studies. Nick tries to defend the tobacco industry against the spread of health concerns, particularly on the effects of smoking.
In 2007, a study by Carlson and Luhrs pointed out what Kant referred to in his 1785 essay, Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals, “Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.” In other words, there is a duty in ethics to adhere to principle and act honestly to avoid harm to others.
At the upfront, the film prominently tackles the above mentioned subjects but deep down it also portrays the relationship between a father and a son. Arguments and rhetorical analysis In one conversation between a father and a son, Naylor coaches his son Joey by telling him ‘the beauty of argument: if you argue correctly, you’re never wrong’.
Following this, there occur numerous twists and turns, which the detective solves at his own pace. These events are typical of the Hard-Boiled Style.
b. Characters: The characters in the novel are again built on the basis of the typical Hard-Boiled formulae.
He is an advocate of the rights of the smokers and cigarette manufacturers, weaving rationalities to set aside the serious dangers of the object he is advocating of. The neo-puritanical culture is condemning him for promoting cigarette smoking on media, for instance is that he gain the conformity of a young man suffering from a cancer to smoke right after his possible treatment live on a talk show.
It took him 14 months to recover from this body weight which had increased on his part. Morgan wanted to show to the world how dangerous fast food is and how detrimental an effect it has on the health regimes of the people who consume