Thank You for Smoking - Fallacies

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Nica Javier CRITHIN A62 Ms. Hazel Biana August 5, 2013 “Thank You for Smoking” film viewing Identifying fallacies paper. The movie, “Thank You for Smoking” is a comedy with a tobacco industry lobbyist, Nick Naylor as the lead. The movie has an eerie comic theme which tackles the serious issue of the addicting substance of tobacco, or to be more specific, nicotine. The idea which the movie was trying to portray was that this lobbyist was a great speaker who is able to manipulate many a feeble-mind. A lobbyist, to begin with, is one who is employed to persuade all-concerned of the employer’s concern(s), in this case, the marketing of tobacco products. The thing about Naylor was, he had a confident approach to almost…show more content…
She simply failed to present him with quality evidence. More identifiable fallacies presented in the said movie comprise of the event wherein BR, Naylor’s boss, approves of Naylor’s suggestion on how they will be able to circulate or sell more cigarettes by showing famous figures smoking and BR tells the rest present in the meeting to, “slam your fucking brains against your desks until something useful comes out!”
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