Thursday, November 1, 2007
Unlike many of the students in class, I have never watched the film entitled “Thank You For Not Smoking.” We began the film today and I already have a very positive view of the film. Basically, the film tells the story of Nick a man who works for a prominent tobacco company. Nick is a lobbyist and it is his job to promote cigarette smoking even though it may be harmful or dangerous to people. My favorite character in the move thus far is the man’s son. The son is young; however, he is probably one of the more intelligent people in the movie. He is very observant of his father’s and other behaviors around him; therefore, he knows a lot of information. He is very experienced for his age. Just in the segment we watched today it is easy to see that the father could learn a lot from his own son. My favorite part in the movie thus far is also the discussion between the man and two of his friends. His two friends like him are lobbyists. There jobs are to promote drinking and the use of firearms. One of my favorite parts in the movie are all the examples of irony. It is funny how Nick is portrayed as a man with morals and a loving father, but he promotes something that is considered immoral like cigarette smoke. Overall I really enjoyed the movie and it uses of pathos, ethos, and logos.