Cigars/Cigarettes in Film

In many films, when one male offers to light up another man’s cigar or cigarette, it signifies intimate camaraderie and male bonding.

Examples:

Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity: Throughout the relationship between Edward G. Robinson and Fred MacMurray, especially in the last scene.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof:

Paul Newman’ Brick, the estranged but favorite son, lights up the cigar of his father, the dying Big Daddy (Burl Ives)