Skip to comments.Smoking and Covid masks in the movies - recent observations
Posted on 01/17/2022 10:49:42 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
I've watched a few online streaming movies recently and have noticed a big change in on aspect. A LOT of the actors/actresses are now smoking again. Apparently the tobacco industry has gone woke enough for the film industry to begin supporting them again even though we DO know that smoking can cause cancer. I find that ironic since the movie business at one time was rabidly anti-smoking. Why the change? Has to be something with the money flow.
Another point. I have yet to watch a movie where any of the general public are wearing Covid masks. Maybe I'm vision impaired, but haven't seen it. So, why aren't the actors/actresses wearing masks and the liberals are bent on the rest of us wearing them? Anyone have an answer? I wonder if the media has noticed this? I wonder if the media notices ANYTHING that doesn't fit their agenda?
The movie industry was given exceptions about wearing mask, and it’s a shame that they’re starting to film with smoking again.
I won’t watch any movie or TV show where the actors/actresses are wearing masks onscreen. That’s just plain stupid.
I haven’t noticed a change in the amount of smoking. But it does get you a PG warning.
Yeah, I just saw an article about a safe homosexual cruise.
In what world?
I like to watch documentaries; amateur is fine. Lately there are more with masked people and unless it’s temporary and brief I stop watching. I simply cannot follow the dialogue or action like this. I get entirely lost.
It’s better to listen to a podcast than try to watch masked people interact or lecture.
For example, a documentary on serial killers warned: "Violence. Language. Gore. Smoking"
Smoking on par with blood and gore????
Disney had a smoking warning at the start of each of the 3 parts of the Get Back Documentary.
And, wow, those guys were smoking up a storm. Even Billy Preston. Or maybe especially Billy Preston.
I watch a fair amount of Netflix etc., and I haven’t noticed the smoking spike that you mention. Not sure what’s going on there. Are you watching a lot of movies set in France or the Balkans? LOL.
As for mask-wearing in TV & movies. You know, I can understand why makers of visual entertainment would set their stories in a non-pandemic universe. At some point soon the mask thing will presumably be over, and you’re really “dating” your movie/tv show to 2020-22 by having characters mask up. Also, movies/tv shows are escapist entertainment. The audience doesn’t need or want to be reminded of masking. They want an escape. Unless covid is a plot point in the story, I’m glad they’re not masking.
I don't think I've seen a recent movie with more smoking than "Argo." It's set in 1979 and 1980, and so many of the scenes in OFFICES have smokers and ashtrays all over the place.
I’ve seen one movie with Gore in it, and he made millions and a fool of himself
“I have NEVER in my life seen THIS country so completely upside down when it comes to logic, reason and morality in general. Ever. “
Yep. Lack of any ability to do critical thinking and have any common sense comes down to failed and very woke public education.
I guess you missed out on the Lone Ranger series.
"Why", I asked my parents, "would he wade into the middle of the river just to have water poured over his head? Couldn't they do that on a lakeshore or anywhere else?" Mom explained that they didn't want to offend the Christian sects that didn't believe in baptism by immersion. Less ticker sales.
The omniscient CDC is on the job:
“I have NEVER in my life seen THIS country so completely upside down when it comes to logic, reason and morality in general. Ever.”
The reason is they watch crap the media puts out.
Stop watching it.
I can’t recall where, or from whom, I heard/read that smoking is a natural Covid-virus deterrent in that the tar it deposits on the lung surface impedes the virus cells from adhering to it.
If you avoid patronizing hollyweird you won’t have to wonder about these things 🤪
One of my favorite old Jimmy Hatlo THEY’LL DO IT EVERY TIME comic strips showed a fireman taken from a burning building, on a stretcher due to smoke inhalation.
The next panel shows the fireman waking up and yelling...”Someone give me a smoke!”
Another was a movie(BACKDRAFT ) about fire men in which after they all put out a fire they walk around in the smoking ruin, all with cigarettes in their mouths.
In the old movies they constantly lit up, but that was the way it was back in the1920s-1960s.
I think you’ve hit on something. All the smoking Nazis have to do to ease their troubled souls is just make believe people smoking in movies and TV are huffing joints.
Another problem solved!
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