Thursday, October 05, 2006

"Flags Of Our Fathers" Oscar Hype Builds

My friends who have seen it think Clint Eastwood's "Flags Of Our Fathers" is effective and will certainly be competing for Oscars. The NY Post pounds the drums for it, taking the political angle that Hollywood will like its focus on how Washington DC distorted the truth about the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima to prop up support for the war. At the end, however, they make the odd claim that "Million Dollar Baby" snuck in a pro-choice message. Surely it was a pro right-to-die message or am I forgetting some major plot point?

2 comments:

Ed Sikov said...

Don't you remember? Clint got pregnant in about the fourth reel and decided to terminate the pregnancy in the ninth, just before he offed whatsername.

Michael in New York said...

Oh, that's RIGHT. How could I have forgotten? It was a partial birth abortion, too, wasn't it? Very bold.