‘Addiction Incorporated’ Shows How Smoking in the Movies Has Changed

Smoking in the movies used to mean sexy sophistication. Ava Gardner and Gregory Peck from the film "The Snows of Kilimanjaro."

‘Addiction Incorporated’ Shows How Smoking in the Movies Has Changed

 

In “Addiction Incorporated,” a documentary opening this weekend, a whistle-blower at the Philip Morris tobacco company discovers an addictive ingredient in cigarettes and fights for federal regulation of the industry.  It is a testament to how far smoking onscreen has changed over the years.

Compare that to what many acknowledge as the sexiest scene in Hollywood history:  In “Now Voyager” (1942), Paul Henreid lights not just one but two cigarettes and then hands one to his lover Bette Davis in a gloriously back-lit, smoke-filled haze, amid a rising crescendo of innuendo-laden music.

We’ve come a long way, baby.   – read more –

 

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The full article “‘Addiction Incorporated’ Shows How Smoking in the Movies Has Changed” is published on Yahoo! Movies at this link:

 

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/addiction-incorporated-shows-smoking-movies-changed-173300912.html


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