Saturday, January 08, 2005


Last night I saw Million Dollar Baby, the new Clint Eastwood film with Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. It has to be the saddest movie I have ever seen in my entire life. The commercials and plot summaries don't tell you anything about what this movie is really about, so I had no idea what I was in for. Also, it is probably the best movie overall that I have seen in a long time. It is arguably better than Mystic River (Eastwood's last film) and will probably get a lot of Oscar nominations. The acting was amazing, especially by Swank, and the lighting and direction were very well-done.

On the Turnpike today, I saw an accident. Not as it was happening, but after the ambulances had come and gone. When I saw the car, I had to make a phone call, just to get it off my chest. Maybe it was because I had just seen the movie the night before, and I was already emotional, but the scene was disturbing. More so, I think, than any previous accident I have seen, even of those I have actually seen happen. Based upon the looks of the SUV (the entire top of it from the bottom of the windshield, on up, was missing), there is no way anyone survived in that car...

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