January 14, 2010


Something happened in my statistics class, and I got pissed off. Since it's movie-related, you guys get to hear about it.

We were talking about expert opinions being bought and sold, and specifically about the tobacco companies doing so through the late 1990s. Naturally, the great Jason Reitman film Thank You for Smoking was brought up, to which someone said "Oh, that's that one with the guy from Batman."

NO. NO IT'S NOT. Batman was made in 1989 and starred Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. What she meant was 2008's The Dark Knight, starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, and (of course) Aaron Eckhart. On top of that, TYFS predates TDK by two years, so at the time of its release, you wouldn't refer to Eckhart as "the guy from The Dark Knight."

Thanks for letting me vent. I needed that.

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