Note Taking Chart for Film Viewing Title: __Million Dollar Baby__________ Director:___Clint Eastwood____________ Year: __2004_________ Company: _Lakeshore Entertainment_________________ STORY Maggie Fitzgerald is a 31-year-old waitress who dreams of becoming a professional boxer. She discovers Frankie, a boxing gym owner and manager to several boxers and begs him to train her. Frankie pities Maggie and agrees to train her until she can find a manager. Maggie trains hard and quickly gains support as an amateur boxer. Maggie and Frankie’s experience working fosters a daughter/paternal relationship from the lack of family on both parties. Her boxing career peaks when she challenges a defending champion for the title of world champion, Blue Bear. During the match she suffers a hit to her spinal cord that paralyzes her, ending her career. Maggie’s family tries to claim her money by presenting her with a legal document to sign but she realizes their intentions and refuses. After months of suffering from bedsores she gets the lower half of her leg amputated and loses the will to live. She asks Frankie to pull the chord, when he refuses she retaliates and bites her tongue several times nearly bleeding to death. Frankie is conflicted to pull the cord because he already feels responsible.
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