Coffee and cigarettes

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Title: Coffee and cigarettes
Author: Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen
Date: 2008-12-03
Abstract: Coffee and Cigarettes (2003, USA) by Jim Jarmusch Main Cast: Robert Benigni; Bill Murray; Company: Asmik Ace Entertainment The movie consists of eleven short stories, each involving cigarettes and coffee. In every story coffee stands for solidarity and in each story they chinking coffee cups like one do with alcoholic drinks. Also smoking is despite some conversation about unhealthy smoking depicted very positively and in nearly every story a sign for solidarity. Scene: tobacco male adults cigarettes nontransgressive in company 0:15:34-0:17:15: tobacco There is a pack of cigarettes on Iggy’s and Tom’s table. Iggy says that someone has probably forgotten it there. Then Iggy and Tom discuss that they have stopped smoking and how good it is. Now that they have stopped, Tom concludes they can smoke. Both smoke a cigarette and enjoy it very much. On the one hand, there seem to be a real pleasure by smoking. On the other side, there is also the constrain depicted, as Tom and Iggy smoke, although they both agreed how good it is not to smoke. Hence the audience will see it as loss of control and consequently addiction. Clip: 136

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