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(CNN)   Grampa's generation: outrage when Rhett Butler says "damn" on film. Our generation: outrage when someone smokes a cigarette on film   (cnn.com) divider line 69
    More: Stupid, Rhett Butler, parenting styles, Ethan Hawke, defiance, Dartmouth Medical School, Motion Picture Association of America  
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2012-07-10 12:19:51 PM  
Should smoking trigger an R rating? No, that's stupid. However, subby, between "damn" and smoking, only one causes cancer.
 
2012-07-10 12:22:40 PM  
We are the Generation of Pansies.
 
2012-07-10 12:28:57 PM  

timujin: Should smoking trigger an R rating? No, that's stupid. However, subby, between "damn" and smoking, only one causes cancer.


God gives you cancer for swearing!
 
2012-07-10 12:32:45 PM  
When we watched "The Quiet Man" in High School 20 years ago we had a game to see the number of different ways John Wayne lit his cigarette, they probably couldn't show that movie these days.
 
2012-07-10 12:34:19 PM  
So every film made before 1956 suddenly has an R rating.

/Well maybe not every one of them
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-10 12:35:26 PM  
Reminds me of a big flamewar on usenet some years ago when Baen Books reissued science fiction stories from the 1950s and 1960s. The stories were edited, not 100% original. One of the controversial changes was cutting out a sentence about smoking on an airplane.
 
2012-07-10 12:37:31 PM  

groppet: timujin: Should smoking trigger an R rating? No, that's stupid. However, subby, between "damn" and smoking, only one causes cancer.

God gives you cancer for swearing!


Actually, it was supposed to be "canker", but apparently the celestial telegraph operator threw in an extra 'dit' when transmitting the order from the "Big G", changing the K (-.-) to a C (-.-.), and the supervisor in charge of minor sins didn't request a confirmation because that would be like challenging the Word of God, and he was bucking for a promotion to deadly sins. So now instead of getting an unsightly sore when you swear, you get a nasty, still often terminal disease.

/Always get a read-back if the telegram seems wrong.
 
2012-07-10 12:38:23 PM  
Just say it's pot and the nazi brigade will back off. NOTHING on this planet is as healthy and good for you as pot, from what I hear on TV.

When I was a kid teenagers used to hide their joints in a cigarette pack. Now you have to hide your cigarettes in a bong?
 
2012-07-10 12:42:39 PM  
Meet the new generation, exactly as farking stupid as the old generation.
 
2012-07-10 12:45:52 PM  
When watching Jaws a few weeks ago, I realized how farked up as a society we have become. Jaws was rated PG in 1975. Yes, I know they only had, what four ratings then (G, PG, R, X?). Point is, think of all that Jaws contained. Brief nudity, Gore, Violence. All these things would give Jaws a R rating today, but the fact that people smoked in the film would give it a PG-13 by itself.
 
2012-07-10 12:46:00 PM  
In Grandpa's generation, the swearing was frowned on because it wasn't proper or something for polite society

This generation, it's because parents need everyone else to raise their children for them.\

\smokes
\\Most likely because of Grandpa and Bruce Willis movies.
 
2012-07-10 12:55:50 PM  
www.almightydad.com

Approves
 
2012-07-10 12:58:59 PM  
On the plus side, action heroes are more convincing as being athletic and fit if they don't have a cigarette hanging out of their mouths. So unless you want to show them stopping to catch their breath and wheezing after running a block or so, I'm okay with no cigarettes in movies.
 
2012-07-10 01:00:04 PM  
Let's make smoking appear even more rebellious to teens. Brilliant!
 
2012-07-10 01:01:02 PM  

Grapple: We are the Generation of Pansies.


You keep calling people names you will have to go in time out and wont be able to hold the "feelings sharing bear"
 
2012-07-10 01:03:06 PM  
I watch Mad men habitually, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2012-07-10 01:04:14 PM  
Only if the person smoking isn't among the usual RAVs (Russians, Arabs and Villains)
 
2012-07-10 01:12:09 PM  
CSB:

I jokingly tell people that my interest in cigars started when I first watched "Predator" back when I was 11 or 12.
 
2012-07-10 01:17:31 PM  
www.cigarettesreviews.com
 
2012-07-10 01:24:38 PM  

The_Sponge: CSB:

I jokingly tell people that my interest in cigars started when I first watched "Predator" back when I was 11 or 12.


That's strange. My interest in covering myself in mud to avoid a killer alien stems from the same thing.

Well, that or Alf.
 
2012-07-10 01:29:57 PM  
This supports my theory that taboos shift. No generation is more morally corrupt than another, for the most part.
 
2012-07-10 01:38:56 PM  
So, I guess that means Hollywood will start producing more historically accurate war movies like "Pearl Harbor" where no one in the entire movie smokes?
 
2012-07-10 01:43:42 PM  
respawning.net

Definitely deserves an 'R' rating...not.
 
2012-07-10 01:46:11 PM  

Jonathan Strange: That's strange. My interest in covering myself in mud to avoid a killer alien stems from the same thing.

Well, that or Alf.




Lulz.
 
2012-07-10 01:52:06 PM  
I watch a lot of Asian Cinema and I've noticed there is a lot of smoking in their films especially in South Korea. I've heard Asia is also the fastest growing tobacco market (don't quote me I don't have a citation). It's almost surreal to have someone smoke in an American film unless it's a period piece. I'm glad things are the way they are. There are very few times where smoking a cigarette has any deeper meaning in a film except to make it look cool for the new generation.
 
2012-07-10 01:55:12 PM  
"Damn" is free speech.

Smoking is dangerous to the smoker, and everybody around.

/This is progress, you'll get used to it.
 
xcv
2012-07-10 01:56:40 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: On the plus side, action heroes are more convincing as being athletic and fit if they don't have a cigarette hanging out of their mouths. So unless you want to show them stopping to catch their breath and wheezing after running a block or so, I'm okay with no cigarettes in movies.


Back in Grandpa's day, America won WW2 with cigarettes in GI rations, though I guess it balances if the Germans were smoking at D-Day as well.
Just have the action stars and villains both smoking and agreeing to pause and catch their breath periodically.
 
2012-07-10 01:57:31 PM  
There are already countless cartoons that will never see the television screen again due to smoking, portrayal of other races, violence, etc. Its about context and teaching your kids the difference and then up to them making the right choices.

I still remember my grandmother's horror (about the language and worse laughing at it) when she took my little brother and I to see Smokey and the Bandit when I was 8 and he was 5.

I did smoke for many years, but it was more because everyone I knew did. Most of my family and friends did in the 70s. I started because of peer pressure not because of a movie or cartoon. Smoked all through High School playing soccer and running cross country, 7 years in the Army , for a total of 25 years before quitting. I ran under 7min/mile, not a marathon winning time but I completed a few back then when I did smoke.

Now its taboo and shunned. Its partly why I quit, the friend pool was getting smaller at the break tables. The other reason is that its 118 farking degrees outside in the summer and I wear a goretex suit inside. Like a turkey in a roasting bag.
 
2012-07-10 01:58:33 PM  

fatimcgee: I watch Mad men habitually, so I'm getting a kick...


I really want a scotch and smoke when I watch that show.
 
2012-07-10 02:00:03 PM  

Reaperman: So, I guess that means Hollywood will start producing more historically accurate war movies like "Pearl Harbor" where no one in the entire movie smokes?


Everyone knows that they were really addicted to candy canes. Stupid historical revisionists!
 
2012-07-10 02:11:24 PM  
Am I the only one that thinks that some women that smoke are hot doing it?
 
2012-07-10 02:12:23 PM  
Sony has a futuristic sci-fi movie they're looking to make.
Cigarettes in space?
It's the final frontier, Nick.
But wouldn't they blow up in an all oxygen environment?
Probably. But it's an easy fix. One line of dialogue. 'Thank God we invented the... you know, whatever device.'
 
2012-07-10 02:13:48 PM  

jafiwam: "Damn" is free speech.

Smoking is dangerous to the smoker, and everybody around.

/This is progress, you'll get used to it.



1/10
 
2012-07-10 02:15:36 PM  
Watched The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo over the weekend and about halfway through I realized that I had seen more people smoking in that one movie than all movies combined the past few years.
 
2012-07-10 02:16:22 PM  
Just add a scene at the end with cgi of the actors with a hole in their throat dying of lung cancer.
 
2012-07-10 02:21:15 PM  

Dear Jerk: This supports my theory that taboos shift. No generation is more morally corrupt than another, for the most part.


Actually, society as a whole has been getting less and less morally corrupt as time goes on.
 
2012-07-10 02:22:41 PM  

xcv: Back in Grandpa's day, America won WW2 with cigarettes in GI rations, though I guess it balances if the Germans were smoking at D-Day as well.


Don't be so sure about the German's smoking. The first wave of harsh anti-smoking regulations were in Nazi Germany and they wouldn't have had much tobacco available in years.
 
2012-07-10 02:33:20 PM  

KingKauff: Watched The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo over the weekend and about halfway through I realized that I had seen more people smoking in that one movie than all movies combined the past few years.


Try watching The Rockford Files.

/70s boobies
 
2012-07-10 02:39:42 PM  
Whatever keeps the pre-teens and teenagers out of the theater is ok with me.
 
2012-07-10 02:39:52 PM  
www.slantmagazine.com
 
2012-07-10 02:45:18 PM  

dentalhilljack: [www.slantmagazine.com image 602x330]


You know the guy who can pick up any girl? I'm him. On crack.
 
2012-07-10 02:46:52 PM  
Ghostbusters wouldn't be PG now, anyway b/c they say shiat a few too many times (and the oral sex dream). Same w/ Back to the Future. I don't think we've gotten any better at all in regards to cursing. I think we've regressed, except for basic cable, which has gone decidedly R rated, except for f-bombs and boobs.
 
2012-07-10 02:47:25 PM  
IIRC Timothy Dalton's 007 smoking in The Living Daylights (1989) resulted in a health disclaimer added to the film's credits and advertising.
 
2012-07-10 02:54:33 PM  
One of the interesting things I remember from seeing The Insider was that there was no smoking in it at all.
 
2012-07-10 02:59:42 PM  

jafiwam: "Damn" is free speech.

Smoking is dangerous to the smoker, and everybody around.

/This is progress, you'll get used to it.



Language has ended up killing far more people throughout human history than cigarette smoke ever did.
 
2012-07-10 03:03:09 PM  
what if we just replaced all the cigarettes in past movies with walkie-talkies?
 
2012-07-10 03:05:03 PM  

Trocadero: f-bomb


"f-bomb"

What a farking stupid expression.
 
2012-07-10 03:14:10 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: "f-bomb"

What a farking stupid expression.



Don't you mean "F-Stexpression"?
 
2012-07-10 03:19:19 PM  

offmymeds: [respawning.net image 406x300]

Definitely deserves an 'R' rating...not.




The fark you say....
 
2012-07-10 03:41:36 PM  
IIRC Timothy Dalton's 007 smoking in The Living Daylights (1989) resulted in a health disclaimer added to the film's credits and advertising.

I also noticed there was *zero* smoking in Casino Royale, and it didn't hurt nothing nohow. Mathis and Felix just flung peanuts in their mouths for exposition/timing purposes.
 
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