Sunday, December 24, 2017

What Next? A Warning That Support for Colonialism is Bad for Your Virtue Signalling?

12/23/17 Daily Mail:
t's impossible to think of Winston Churchill without a cigar.
Yet the makers of a new biopic of the wartime leader have still deemed it necessary to warn film-goers that ‘the depictions of tobacco smoking are based solely on artistic consideration’.
The ludicrous health alert comes in the final credits of Darkest Hour, in which Gary Oldman has been acclaimed by critics for his performance as the former Prime Minister.The movie is already out in the US and will be released in Britain next month.
Churchill is rarely seen without a cigar in the film, set in 1940 when Britain stood alone against Hitler. In the opening scenes his face is lit in a darkened room by a cigar. He continues to puff away when he greets a five- month-old baby on the London Underground.

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Based on "artistic consideration"?  Not history?

1 comment:

  1. This is sadly nothing new. I recall sitting through the credits on a James Bond movie about 1993. After a movie full of drug trafficking, drug use, shootings, explosions, and other violence, the producers found it useful to include a warning in the final credits to the effect that the movie showed the use of tobacco products which could be harmful to one's health.