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Insider, The(1999)

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  • The Insider

    • Dale Netherton
    • 2/8/10

    This movie presented a conventional and accepted viewpoint of the tobacco industry and cigarette smoking without delving into the concept of addiction. This oversight led to the logical conclusion from this unanalyzed premise that addiction was a fact beyond the scope of human volition. This movie is a perfect example how accepting the unanalyzed will produce a plot and and outcome ( even though based on a true story ) that leaves the hero damaged and the projected villain(s) without a true picture of their alleged crime. This review is not a defense of smoking as the reviewer is a non-smoker. This review offers a reason for the viewer to look at the story as one that would have evolved quite differently is the premise began with the proposition, choice is primary to any form of addiction. I invite the viewer to consider looking at this movie after reading my essay, " Its Not Addiction, Its Choice" on American Chronicle.com. It should become readily evident that the Wynand character would have played a far different role had he not bought into "addiction" as something beyond the pale of choice. It is interesting to visualize how the various characters would have been portrayed and reacted had they been armed with this argument.

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