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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pause For The Cause

Today is the fifth anniversary of the greatest moviegoing experience of my life. I already waxed somewhat poetically on this film last month and so I'll spare you but....last Sunday I found myself flipping back and forth between the NFC Championship Game and a "60 Minutes" special on their legendary producer Don Hewitt and there was a quote of Hewitt's that struck me. He said:

"I was never interested in stories about issues. I was interested in stories about people dealing with issues."

I know it's five years on but those insufferable gasbags who slung mud at "Million Dollar Baby" and tried to claim it was a film about an "issue" should really pay attention to that quote of Hewitt's. (They won't. "Issue" people are completely incognizant of the fact a character in a movie might do something they themselves would not.) "Million Dollar Baby" was a story about people who, in the end, had to deal with a terrible issue. That was all. Man, I can't wait to watch it again.

1 comment:

MP said...

Welcome to the LAMB Nicholas! I really appreciated Million Dollar Baby too! This feature is so much deeper than just an issue as you said it!