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Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema & the Myth of Cool (2001)

An anti-smoking documentary that explores the effects of smoking cigarettes, why people consider it cool, and how youth today are still at risk.

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An anti-smoking documentary that explores the effects of smoking cigarettes, why people consider it cool, and how youth today are still at risk.

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Ted Danson: Smoking is a great prop. It's a great prop in life.
Sean Penn: Make no mistake; as it relates to a conversation on film, this is strictly a censorship conversation. No question, this film is about censorship.
Chrsity Turlington: There is a strange sort of rebelliosness that is associated with smoking, and the thing is, it's such a false rebelliousness. There's nothing cool about it. It's conformity in the worst way.
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Agena-pushing, fascist, documentary for the advancement of censorship.
10 September 2007 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I just got this at the library and I was dreadfully disappointed with it. From the box, it sounded like it was going to analyze smoking in film, but it merely pushed an anti-smoking, and ultimately, pro-censorship position. This is little more than a piece of the same propaganda one would receive in a high school health class. I was pleasantly surprised that Sean Penn, someone I had assumed would be all for the PC-ification of the film industry, was calling the filmmakers on their real motives. I was even further surprised that the filmmakers, who were so obviously for the censorship of film and free speech, would leave his comments in the film. While this, and a few other people interviewed, were allowed to voice their opinion, the good majority of the film was comprised of (literally) anti-smoking commercials, anti-smoking facts, and people who were peripherally involved in the film industry voicing their anti-smoking opinions. This film had very little to do with cinema at all. In fact, none of the scenes they use to show how un-cool smoking supposedly is weren't from actual films but appeared to be stock footage or from commercials.


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