Monday, March 14, 2005

Million Dollar Baby: stand-alone art or polemic?

Another good article about the film "Million Dollar Baby" from social influence POV. I sympathize with those who try to make lemonade out of lemons by viewing the movie not in the context of a national debate on euthanasia, but as a stand-along work of art. But I sympathize more with those who see the film as having a "message" in the same way that "Uncle Tom's Cabin" had a message. In the case of MDB, the message will not influence the masses for the better on a moral issue of national import. It justifies euthanasia and assisted suicide. We don't need that justification in our society today, obsessed as it already is on physical perfection.

Eastwood's 'Baby' Hits Below the Belt

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