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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:27 PM
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Any spoilers for that new Clint Eastwood boxing movie?
Please? The end part that has the freepers so upset?
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:27 PM
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1. Just go watch the movie!
It's a great one!
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:27 PM
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2. Do you really want to know?
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:31 PM
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5. YES! Spoilers never ruin movies for me. Just please post a warning
in your subject line. Thanks!
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:36 PM
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6. I haven't seen it. Although I heard what they are pissy about?
:P
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:28 PM
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3. Don't ask, Don't tell !!!!!
Incredibly good movie.... please, no spoilers for those that have yet to see it !!
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:29 PM
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4. I Had Not Heard The Controversy - Why Are They Upset Now?
BTW - I have seen the movie so I know the plot.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:45 PM
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7. recent thread link
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:17 PM
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9. One does question the premise that pain causes thoughts of leaving
Good deeds often go unrewarded, and life's pain oftentimes cannot subside making one consider euthenasia, but it depends on the pain, and the person, and perhaps the religious faith, as to the decisions made.
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MrPrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:11 PM
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8. I saw it...
It was mannered and technically well done...good script...

But I did keep reminding myself while watching it...'female boxing?'...having never seen women box...I can't be totally objective.

I have seen GLOW...and I assume their 'script' conferences didn't include washed-out greys, some inter-text about patriarchy and belaboured points about a dying 'art'

I am sure it will win lots of awards...

Oh yeah if you don't like sports movies, you will be bored stiff watching this movie
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:26 PM
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10. I dislike sports, and detest boxing
hubby drug me to the movie. It is undoubtably one of the best movies I have ever seen.
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:49 PM
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11. I have a question -- (discusses the twist)
what exactly does a living will do? Can't you elect not to be hooked up to a respirator? Since she was conscious and coherent, couldn't she execute a living will?

Another movie that is getting buzz for best foreign film is "The Sea Inside" which is also about the right to die. Timely subject.
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MrPrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:39 PM
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13. Living Wills?
in a sense...volition?

That was necessary dialogue to bring the actor's character to resolution and had little seriousness other than a plot ploy...(notice I didn't say I hated it, but said it was a 'sports' flick)

When I think of boxing I think of Ray 'boom boom' Mancini's fatal fight and if you step into the ring, you might ask those same ponderous questions about 'life' , class , waitressing (a cliche), race, will, security, freedom, the indomintable human spirit and being dead?

I really don't know what the makers were thinking bring the gender angle into this flick...I sincerely dont. Since today's headlines have the same interestas these 'profound' questions...

Female Boxing? The public went for Bush...why not that...

I haven't seen Inside Sea (the Sampedro story), but I assume it as good as Gaby or My Left Foot...

;-)

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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 08:18 AM
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14. true
Indeed she can request such treatment immediately - no need for the living will.
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FredScuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:54 PM
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12. Turns out it was a sled
oh yeah, the chick was a guy.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 11:07 AM
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15. and the psychologist is really a dead ghost!
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chefgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 11:33 AM
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16. Link
Here's a link to a GD thread that kind of pissed me off... The title of the thread was the spoiler.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

-chef-
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