In her post-Oscar costume fiasco The Affair of the Necklace, she was supremely implausible as a scheming countess conspiring to re-obtain her stripped titles. Stories from the Corner" by one-time cutman and fight manager Jerry Boyd writing under the pen name of F.
And what are we to make of the East German champion, whose illegal in-fight tactics would shame a professional wrestler, and yet gets away with them over and over because that's what screenwriter Paul Haggis so desperately needs her to do?
The second half is where the score really shines, when Eastwood delves into an entirely new theme that is quite classical in nature. Not only does the actress embody the physicality of such a role—achieved after months of hard training—she also captures the spirit of a woman who defies the odds by breaking away from her dirt-poor trailer-trash upbringing to become a champion.
The film starts out along the lines of such great boxing films as Raging Bull and the recent Girlfight as it highlights the competitive world of female boxing. Lest anyone think I am endorsing euthanasia in this review, I am not.
Then again, Eastwood has never sought to be unpredictable. His daughter doesn't speak with him, and though he writes letters to her, we are led to believe that he only does that because of the priest; he shows little care when the letters have been marked 'return to sender'.
Maggie, like Frankie, is haunted by family problems. Eastwood shot the film in less than 40 days between June and July Even an actor of Freeman's considerable abilities is unable to lift Eddie above being a screenwriter's device. Violence Brutal boxing matches with graphic and very serious injuries.
He never returns to the gym.
When he is, Willie leaves Frankie for a manager he thinks has better contacts. We can see a bit of ourselves future in Maggie's destiny: Early in the film, Frankie shadows the priest of his local church as he badgers him with ignorant questions of God and life. Rule number one is to protect yourself at all times.
Some of it is about the wisdom and insight that come with age and experience. If you have seen the film and are eager to dig deeper into its themes, read on. Million Dollar Baby We learn that Frankie doesn't have a value for life, either by never knowing a value for it or because he has chosen to not see any value in light of his past, though the latter is the more probable scenario.
Eastwood persuaded Lakeshore Entertainment's Tom Rosenberg to put up half the budget as well as handle foreign distributionwith Warner Bros. No late fees Keep your movies as long as you want with no due dates.
But with unshakable willpower along with some tremendous raw talent Maggie has found that her love for boxing could be her ticket to a happy life—and she wants Frankie to turn her into a champion.
They mentor Hilary Swank, who plays what?Million Dollar BabyPG, min. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Mike Colter, Lucia Rijker, Brian.
In the final segments of Million Dollar Baby, Clint Eastwood explores the redemptive power of love which happens when a person sets aside self-interest and serves another without regard for the consequences.
Even if you think you don't like boxing films, you must see this one for the beauty of its relationships and the strength of its story. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Million Dollar Baby (OST) The score to Clint Eastwood's 'Million Dollar Baby' is perhaps the most beautiful film music I have ever heard.
The music to this film also shows Eastwood's devotion and love of the story, and the music and the visual element click together in a way that few. #71 - Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, A cynical boxing trainer (Eastwood) ends up taking on a female pupil (Hilary Swank) much to his own consternation.
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"Million Dollar Baby", the story of the relationship between a 30ish female boxer and an over-the-hill trainer, is easily Mr. Eastwood's best film since "Unforgiven".
Mr. Eastwood's hand at direction has never been more sure.Download