Since 1997, you’ve been coming to to discuss everything from Stephen King to writing to Harry Potter. You’ve made our site more than a place to discover your next book: you’ve made it a community. But like all things internet, is growing and changing. We've said goodbye to our community message boards—but that doesn’t mean we won’t still be a place for adventurous readers to connect and discover.

Now, you can explore the most exciting new titles (and remember the classics) at the Barnes & Noble Book Blog. Check out conversations with authors like Jeff VanderMeer and Gary Shteyngart at the B&N Review, and browse write-ups of the best in literary fiction. Come to our Facebook page to weigh in on what it means to be a book nerd. Browse digital deals on the NOOK blog, tweet about books with us,or self-publish your latest novella with NOOK Press. And for those of you looking for support for your NOOK, the NOOK Support Forums will still be here.

We will continue to provide you with books that make you turn pages well past midnight, discover new worlds, and reunite with old friends. And we hope that you’ll continue to tell us how you’re doing, what you’re reading, and what books mean to you.

BN Editor
Posts: 546
Registered: ‎10-20-2006
0 Kudos

Interesting Characters: Million Dollar Baby

[ Edited ]

Watch Million Dollar Baby.

For each of the major characters -- Frankie (Clint Eastwood), Maggie (Hilary Swank), and Eddie (Morgan Freeman Jr.)-- point out their admirable qualities and their flaws. And, by the way, which one is the protagonist?

Reply to this message to discuss this topic.

Message Edited by BookClubEditor on 03-02-2007 06:25 PM

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 489
Registered: ‎01-27-2007
0 Kudos

Re: Interesting Characters: Million Dollar Baby

this one is really tough, as again I have not seen this movie... I know how it ends, so makes it even less likely that I will ever see it now.

Since it's 'about' Hillary Swank's Maggie in the female version of Rocky, I want to say that of course, she is the protagonist.

Of course, it also stars and was directed by Clint Eastwood, and what was the last movie Clint Eastwood ever had a speaking role in when he wasn't the main character/protagonist?

then again, it has Morgan Freeman, who tends to be the omnipresent-narrator, wise beyond his years (if he's not actually playing God, as in the '...Almighty' franchise that's a-brewing) which could qualify him. I'm sure he plays the old-fighter who still hangs around Mickey's... uh, I mean Frankie's gym because he's a fighter, Adrian! He's got a problem, he's gotta fight! He's just gotta be around it... and Ol'Mick, I mean Frankie, probably trained ol' Rock... I mean Maggie.. no, Eddie... so he keeps Eddie around to remind him of the good-old-days, and to narrate stories to him in between fight sequences, both in and out of the ring.

heck, let's just say they, all 3 of them, share protagonist duties, in that over the course of the movie, they all do their parts to advance their own stories in dramatic and hopeful, life-altering ways, exactly equally; well, maybe a few of them get a few more minutes of screen-time and dialogue/voice-over narration near the end as compared to at least 1 of them, but still... one of them can't do a whole lot of talking any ways, with that mouth-piece in, dancing around the squared-circle learning how to slip the jab, kid.. slip the jab... 'cuz Mickey luvs ya! as long as you tell me there is no scene in a meat locker, or streets full of Philadelphians running behind Maggie at 5am, maybe I will give it a look sometime, see if I'm even close on this one.

I no longer regret that I have no quote, quip or anecdote to share with my countrymen... how about all y'all?
Users Online
Currently online: 3 members 201 guests
Recent signins:
Please welcome our newest community members: