posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 12:42 PM
Is it a movie intended for a mature audience or political propaganda? That seems to be the very question the National Spinal Cord Injury Association
and other health care professionals are raising. In the new Clint Eastwood film, assisted suicide is used to comfort the pain of one of the movie's
characters. The Oscar-nominated film is in a fierce battle for first place with "The Aviator," starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
"Million Dollar Baby" also has come under fire from such conservative commentators as Rush Limbaugh, Michael Medved and Debbie Schlussel, who
predicted on her Web site that Eastwood's film will triumph at the Oscars "because it's Hollywood's best political propaganda of the year. ... because
it supports killing the handicapped, literally putting their lights out."
Eastwood declined an interview request but told The New York Times that the film stuck closely to its source material, a story by F.X. Toole.
"How the character handles it is certainly different than how I might handle it if I were in that position in real life," Eastwood said. "Every story
is a 'what if.' "
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I think this is absolutely ludicrous. If every movie portrayed human beings in our finest moments, making our wisest decisions, and using the most
cunning intellect, then we would all be bored to tears and feel incomplete next to these flawless creatures.
Film is an art, a medium of expressing one's self that should not be limited by its ability of offering either a positive or negative view of real
Especially when the portion of the story under such heavy fire isn't even representative of the entire film....
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