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Silvermoth 11-10-2009 01:45 AM

Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
Hi all, time for a serious discussion.

So we all know how bad it is to advertise smoking to movie going audiences. It's dangerous for people's health and encourages addiction.

That said, I've always thought the "Captain America" film should be a period piece that shows how things have changed. When I saw "Mad Men" I thought, thats what I want for a "Captain America" film.

I also think it adds to the authenticity of the era such as in films like "Munich" and "Saving Private Ryan."

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/5...madmen0806.jpg

Although I don't think either Captain America or Bucky should be seen smoking

R_Hythlodeus 11-10-2009 04:18 AM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
of course they should. I don't understand why hollywood stopped on-screen smoking in the first place.
it's like because of potential car accidents in the real world, people in the movie suddenly stop using cars.

hugekent 11-10-2009 07:04 AM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
Yeah it's ridiculous. Hasn't Wolverine given up smoking a cigar in the comics because a relative of the Marvel editor died of lung cancer? I remember reading something about that.

Triad 11-10-2009 10:54 AM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
I voted "No".
Despite the widespread use of cigarettes in the 30's & 40's and the general ignorance of the harm they cause, I don't think they really need to show it to convey the time-frame.
I'm actually a smoker (albeit reluctantly at the present) and I don't necessarily agree with Hollywood's ban on cigs on film either, but if it isn't important to the plot, then why have it in the movie?
Besides, if I try to quit, that's THE LAST thing I want to see in a smoke-free theater...someone puffing away onscreen while I'm jonesin' for a drag! Lol!

Rage 11-10-2009 01:17 PM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
I think it should be in the movie to contrast how things have changed. Of course Cap shouldn't smoke and can actually mention how bad they are for you to a fellow soldier or Bucky... but the movie should show how times have changed... it will make the man out of time element of the Avengers that much better

Webhead2006 11-10-2009 02:00 PM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
personally i dont smoke or drink or do drugs myself, i dont really the the harm of a few characters either a supporting or background character taking a smoke at different point in the film.

Triad 11-10-2009 08:52 PM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
Well using Rage's idea as a jumping off point, Bucky could light up on the battlefield & Cap could say "Those'll kill ya" & he replies "I think they might have to get in line behind the Nazis!". Then when Cap's unfrozen (if they go a similar route as The Ultimates) Bucky could tell him as an old man that he has asthma & emphysema and "How does it feel to always be right?"

deathshead2 11-10-2009 09:18 PM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
Maybe. It honestly doesn't add or take away anything important to the movie.

With the whole MPAA not likeing smoking, and Joe Q banning smoking from MARVEL comics it won't happen anyway.

Brian2887 11-11-2009 07:15 PM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
Many of the characters in Cap should smoke. You betcha. It fits with the period.

Should Cap? Lord no.

Stripesy Strip 11-14-2009 05:25 AM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brian2887 (Post 17712454)
Many of the characters in Cap should smoke. You betcha. It fits with the period.

Should Cap? Lord no.

Exactly. I just don't see Cap smoking anyway. The guy should be as clean as possible.

Ace of Knaves 11-14-2009 05:35 AM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
Yes there should be characters who smoke. If you want it to be authentic, then you gotta ignore the politically correct ********.

GNR 11-15-2009 06:23 PM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
ridiculous

Ace of Knaves 11-15-2009 06:26 PM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
What's ridiculous?

Ridiculous is not showing a very common thing on the front lines in those days because it will offend the mommys and daddys.

Aesop Rocks 11-23-2009 02:51 AM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
Stane and Stark smoked in Iron Man.

Agent 194 11-23-2009 11:49 AM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
Sure. Because that's the way things were then. But I still say he shouldn't use a gun (and while I'm at it...I love the boots with cuffs....or the dreaded 'pirate boots' everyone keeps referencing) because that's the way he was.

KatarHol 11-24-2009 11:34 AM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brian2887 (Post 17712454)
Many of the characters in Cap should smoke. You betcha. It fits with the period.

Should Cap? Lord no.

That's one of the first red flags of the old '90 movie. Steve Rogers smoking! Even as a kid,i was like,"That's not right"................

Webhead2006 11-24-2009 10:06 PM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
yea i really see no issue with other soliders or background characters smoking. Since it was the thing back in the 30s and 40s.

Rage 11-24-2009 10:40 PM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
THE RED SKULL SHOULD SMOKE!! A cigarette through a long filtered holder...
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r...08redskull.jpg

dwanyewest 11-25-2009 04:59 PM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
I don't mind either way if they smoke or not.

Son of Coul 11-25-2009 10:15 PM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
To not have characters smoke in this movie that takes place during a time period when damn near everyone smoked would be like saying it didn't happen at all.

MysterioMenace 11-28-2009 11:28 AM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
Smoking lends so much to the film noir styles of the period; itís the cause for the literally smoky atmosphere. Losing it would really hurt the artistry in my opinion.

Compi716 11-28-2009 04:35 PM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
Yeah, sure. Throw some cigarettes in there for stylistic purposes.

Webhead2006 11-30-2009 04:27 PM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
yea i said it before it wouldnt be bad if some background characters are doing it. Since that was a common thing of the time.

Silvermoth 03-26-2010 08:11 PM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
Time for a bump I think.

DorkyFresh 03-26-2010 09:52 PM

Re: Should characters in "Captain America" smoke?
 
sure! Grace smoked all the time in Avatar (pg-13)


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