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Thank You for Smoking: The Shooting Script
     

Thank You for Smoking: The Shooting Script

by Jason Reitman, Christopher Buckley (Foreword by)
 

A fiercely satirical look at today's culture of spin, this hilariousmovie portrays the chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, NickNaylor, as the hero. Nick makes his living defending the rightsof smokers and cigarette makers. Confronted by health zealotsout to ban tobacco and an opportunistic senator who wants toput "poison" labels on cigarette packs, Nick goes on a

Overview

A fiercely satirical look at today's culture of spin, this hilariousmovie portrays the chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, NickNaylor, as the hero. Nick makes his living defending the rightsof smokers and cigarette makers. Confronted by health zealotsout to ban tobacco and an opportunistic senator who wants toput "poison" labels on cigarette packs, Nick goes on a PRoffensive, spinning away the dangers of cigarettes while stilltrying to be a role model to his twelve-year-old son.

Thank You for Smoking features an all-star cast includingAaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Cameron Bright, Adam Brody,Sam Elliott, Katie Holmes, David Koechner, Rob Lowe,William H. Macy, J. K. Simmons, and Robert Duvall.

This Newmarket Shooting Script® Book includes:

  • Introduction by Jason Reitman
  • Foreword by Christopher Buckley
  • Complete Shooting Script
  • Color still photographs
  • Cast and crew credits

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557047755
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/06/2007
Series:
Newmarket Shooting Script Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author

Jason Reitmanmakes his featurefilm directorial debutwith Thank You forSmoking. The accomplisheddirector ofsuch award-winningshorts as In God We Trust and Gulp,which screened in more than 100 filmfestivals worldwide, he is an award-winningcommercial director and wasrecently awarded U.S. Comedy Art'sBreakthrough Director.

Christopher Buckley, whose novel themovie is based on, is the editor of ForbesFYI magazine and the author of elevenbooks, many of them national bestsellers,including Thank You for Smoking. He isthe winner of the distinguished ThurberPrize for American humor.

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