February 6, 2012 2 Comments
It has been too long since I originally started this article series and true to my word I will continue doing what I have grown to love doing, posting about movies. While I talked about how the opening title sequence of a film can incorporate a story in the intro of a film with Lord of War, I was inspired to write about this particular opening after watching the film again several weeks back.
Thank You for Smoking, which I reviewed here, was one of my favorite film of the 2000′s and an excellent adaptation (with some changes of course) of Christopher Buckley’s novel from 1994. It’s movie that isn’t really for or against tobacco, but rather it leaves the decision up to the audience to determine that. Rather the movie and novel is a story about a lobbyist for Big Tobacco and how he has found something he is good at. It is also, at it’s heart, a satirical look at how anyone, well smooth talkers, can sell you on the benefits of a dangerous product, but it is really about your decision to buy into it or not.
One of the things I love about this movie other than the cast and story, is the opening sequence. For me it is one of the more inventive title sequences that uses the medium of cigarette packages to introduce the major players, but also set the tone of the film with a catchy song that puts a smile on your face. You know, just take a look at the opening after the jump.