Clint Eastwood, one of the all-time most famous actors — and directors — has more than enough money where he could choose to pull the strings on block-buster, mindless action pictures, ala Jerry Bruckheimer, or comic books. Everyone who is even remotely interested in movies should see this one, just so they can know how movies are supposed to be made. Or more importantly, if he’s deserving of such a meltdown. Never one for easy answers, his version of the truth lies in the shadows, quite literally. It’s a silly phrase but it’s as if she was born to play this part. Passion for film-making, passion for storytelling, passion for its characters, passion for its actors, and passion for its story and the means at which it will go to tell it. This could be the movie she will be remembered for. Frankie shafts her immediately “girly, tough ain’t enough”.
Dark, edgy, subtle and at times emotionally devastating, MILLION DOLLAR BABY represents the apotheosis of Eastwood’s art – the most lucid and intelligently limned expression of his philosophy of the outsider, the noble loners whose personal codes of honour set them both above and apart from the compromised, corrupt societies they inhabit. He runs it with his friend and former student Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris Morgan Freeman , who now lives contently at a room in the gym. Yet, as played by Eastwood, you know Dunn’s aware of his own plight, but just doesn’t know how to melt the ice. He’s there when both of them need support and helps to bring them together. Yet this in no way diminishes her accomplishment. What a beautiful, memorable ride it was.
In the emotionally powerful, Million Dollar Baby, he tells an allegorical tale of boxing to subtly express themes of hope, redemption, sacrifice, persistence, and belief in one’s self.
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The arena is boxing, but sibtitles might as well have been boating or baking. She works as a waitress to make ends meet or at least the ends are almost touchingbut spends all her spare time training. Cinematographer Tom Stern crafts characters in shadow, shifting in and out of light. A case study in loneliness, Dunn’s creased face is a map of places you’d rather not go to and disappointment has clearly been a life-long companion.
Forming an iron triangle forged from mutual dependence, Dunn and Dupris school the impulsive but untutored Maggie in both the techniques of boxing and the tradecraft of survival in a world pre-disposed to pulverise individualism. Even when themes are heavy, Eastwood’s sense of humor is never entirely absent and he and Freeman have a good time with each other, as did Bacon and Fishburne in “Mystic Emglish. Saw “Million Dollar Baby” in Manhattan last night.
But see the movie and judge for yourself. Clint Eastwood is a man of faith. As for Swank, well, she must have found something big that she shared with her character, because this is not acting, it is existing. He also voices the omniscient narration to the story, a la Red. But the man also knows what’s right and he has a deep, inner strength which is displayed in one scene in particular where you just have to cheer. I read reviews of Million Dollar Baby and expected to like it.
For once such honey-tongued critical adulation is fully merited. Never one for easy answers, his version of the truth lies in the shadows, quite literally. You would say something closer to the sixties, because the man has such amazing energy and dedication, and above all, he has talent.
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He’s managing a fighter who has a shot at a title bout. I’m trying to think, and there is not a single thing here where Eastwood went wrong. But Frankie is old and rbrip and not an appealing manager, so the fighter leaves him. It has a wonderful story, but it never tries to impress you. Frankie is broken by this; it is another in a long line of rejections and separations.
These three characters together create a beautiful and true, albeit small, family unit Eastwood’s lifelong themes and ‘blurring of lines’ are on full display: After all, most people are retired by his age. And, finally, Eastwood the composer’s elegiac but unobtrusive score is a minor classic of its kind, a requiem to both lost souls and lost causes.
Or, hell, in his twilight years he could just lay back and enjoy his millions. An unlikely hero for sure. He’s a nice enough guy, but he can’t seem to shake the guilt from ghosts in his past some we’re in on, some not quite.
Yet this in no way diminishes her accomplishment. Morgan Freeman plays Dunn’s right-hand man Scrape at the gym, and reprises a role similar to Red from “Shawshank Redemption”.
His best pal and wise-man assistant Morgan Freemna stands alongside them, as the plot unwinds steadily, seamlessly, picking up speed, scene by scene, act after act. So the rest of the story follows these two people. Enter Maggie Fitzgerald Swank.
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His voice seems flat, deadpan, but there is a working of subtle sorrow in it. The movie emphasizes that failure is a more honorable and personally fulfilling trait than never having tried, while also frowning upon laziness and leeching off others.
Clint Eastwood, brtip of the all-time most famous actors — and directors — has more than enough money where he could choose to pull the strings on block-buster, mindless action pictures, ala Jerry Bruckheimer, or comic books.