Ashtrays&Smoking


piano ahstray

Neighbor's piano ashtray

ashtray with cig butts

Ashtray with tan filter cig butts

Another ashtray at Diane's apartment

Another ashtray at Diane's apt 

Ashtray at Ryan Board

Ashtray at Ryan Board

Betty's smoker mimic

Betty's smoker mimic

Threads:
Those Damn Cigarettes - (woodlouse)
The ashtry... - (kintaro519)
The ashtray. - (marksman.)


Lynch said to notice the robe, the ashtray, the coffee cup. But which ashtray? 

The reason I think the ashtray we are told to pay attention to is the PIANO ashtray is because when Diane's neighbor comes to take it back, this gives us a very clear indication of the sequential order of the following scenes. Hence, any scene following this scene which has the ashtray on the coffee table is obviously a flashback. Any scene where the ashtray is gone is obviously happening in the present. - (woodlouse)

Diane isn't seen smoking. So why is the ashtray filled with butts when Diane goes to pick up the phone by the red lamp? Who's cig butts could those have been? 

  • One of the butts is stained with red lipstick. Are we suppose to account Camilla for that? close up
    Camilla takes a pretty long drag on Adam's cigarette during the dinner party. She certainly does so naturally. Perhaps she's the one who smoked those cigs at
    Diane's. Diane keeps her cig butts around because she feels strangely connected (obsessive) to them and also Diane keeps the nice PIANO ASHTRAY so that Camilla can smoke comfortably by the couch. 
    But then again, the drag could also suggests Camilla is a casual smoker who likes to bum smokes off other people and wouldn't buy a pack of her own.

  • The butts in the ashtray having brown filters, and the only person we saw smoking cigs with brown filter tips being the hitman and Laney, the prostitute. If the prostitute represents Diane, it must be Diane who had this smoking habit when she was dealing with her activity in the call girl business

  • It is not Joe's (or pimp in some circles) as that means that they wouldn't have to rendezvous at Winkie's and bother with the whole "Don't show me that fucking thing here!" but directly at the privacy of her own home instead, since he should be a real comfortable guest that comes over A LOT, leaving the same usual brand of cigs and all. - (TristanLove)

  • There is no prostitution going down in that place:  Different kinds of men coming and going does not fit to just one kind of cig. brand of left in that occupied ashtray. 

  • Adam and Camilla are shown smoking white filter-tipped (or non filtered) cigs at the dinner party.

  • Betty does complete the gesture of a stellar smoker when receiving the compliments of Rita after their melodramatic rehearsal of the pages faxed to Coco.

  • The neighbor's piano ashtray suggests she is smoking. Could the butts be hers?

Joe smoking tan filter cigarette

Joe smoking tan filter cigarette

Laney smoking Joe's cig

Laney smoking Joe's cig

Billy smoking white filter cig

Billy smoking white filter cig

Adam smoking white filter cig

Adam smoking white filter cig

Camilla smoking Adam's cig

Camilla smoking Adam's cig