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Invictus: From John Huston to Jersey Boys

David Sterritt

in The Cinema of Clint Eastwood: Chronicles of America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172011
eISBN:
9780231850711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172011.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies Clint Eastwood's films from the 1990s to the present. White Hunter Black Heart (1990) features the protagonist named John Wilson, whose personality and exploits are unabashedly ... More


Epilogue: Into the Twenty-First Century

Leger Grindon

in Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739886
eISBN:
9781604739893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739886.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This epilogue considers three boxing films that attracted a large audience in 2005—Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, Million Dollar Baby, and Cinderella Man—and takes stock ... More


Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Leger Grindon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739886
eISBN:
9781604739893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739886.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This is a book-length study of the Hollywood boxing film, a popular movie entertainment since the 1930s that includes such classics as Million Dollar Baby, Rocky, and Raging Bull. The boxer stands ... More


Psychic Scars: Transformative Relationships and Moral Repair

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter considers a series of films in which Eastwood deals more directly with the complex issues at the heart of moral repair: A Perfect World (1993), Absolute Power ... More


Play Mystic For Me

David Sterritt

in The Cinema of Clint Eastwood: Chronicles of America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172011
eISBN:
9780231850711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172011.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Clint Eastwood's career both as an actor and director. Eastwood became a movie star by playing the role of the Man with No Name in A Fistful of ... More


making autonomous decisions: million dollar baby

jennifer hawkins

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the issue of autonomous choice as seen in the film Million Dollar Baby (2004). The film tells the story of Maggie (Hilary Swank), a 31-year-old woman who becomes a boxer with ... More


Deathwatch: American Film, Technology, and the End of Life

C. Scott Combs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163477
eISBN:
9780231538039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163477.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book unpacks American cinema's long history of representing death and considers movie sequences in which the process of dying becomes an exercise in legibility and exploration for the camera. It ... More


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