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    Million Dollar Cry Baby

    You would think people had somthing better to bitch about. Its just a movie and if me or anybody else wanted to end it so be it. Thats a dark thought that has crossed every persons mind that has had to go thru a spinal cord injury and if it has not your already dead. If I wanted to check out I hope somone could feel my pain and would help me. I have not seen the movie although I intend to. I have only read the story line and all the reviews but I think it puts it all on the table far as the emotions and feelings faced and felt. Sure its not right, but it happens every day with all types of disabilities mental and physical. I think it will open eyes and shed light on the matters at hand and maybe build a fire under our governments butt to press for the elements to heal our broken cords and are hearts.Million Dollar Baby

    [This message was edited by KingofOkeefe on 01-25-05 at 01:03 AM.]

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    I'm lost...what are you talking about?

    "It is my hope, that with time, ignorance will be washed away by education and that true compassion will eventually surpass all politics." ~me (in my final genetics paper) [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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      #3
      Originally posted by JDR:

      I'm lost...what are you talking about?

      "It is my hope, that with time, ignorance will be washed away by education and that true compassion will eventually surpass all politics." ~me (in my final genetics paper) [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]
      He's talking about the film Million Dollar Baby. There are several threads about it, one here and another one here.
      Do not live your life in fear of your own government because the moment that you do, is the moment they rule you.

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        #4
        its no big deal at all. the bible thumpers luv a reason to thump and whine.
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          #5
          Originally posted by JDR:

          I'm lost...what are you talking about?

          "It is my hope, that with time, ignorance will be washed away by education and that true compassion will eventually surpass all politics." ~me (in my final genetics paper) [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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            #6
            Let it burn! Let it burn! erm...shallow minded, weak--anything more i'd need to be paid for an in depth opinion. waste of my time..now im gonna beat a dumpster up...thanks[img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

            --fast

            p.s...lol@hunker

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              #7
              Originally posted by fuentejps:

              its no big deal at all. the bible thumpers luv a reason to thump and whine.
              [img]/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif[/img]
              i've seen alot of criticism of this movie, none of it from bible thumpers.
              and i do think the criticism a big deal.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Nancie:

                Originally posted by fuentejps:
                its no big deal at all. the bible thumpers luv a reason to thump and whine.
                [img]/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif[/img]
                i've seen alot of criticism of this movie, none of it from bible thumpers.
                and i _do_ think the criticism a big deal.
                him helping her die is what i was refering too. thats not a big deal if thats someones wish.
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                  #9
                  Check out "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest"!

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                    #10
                    Well, who here has actually seen this film? I saw it tonight with a friend of mine who has a C4 injury. We both laughed at how phoney the SCI scenes were.

                    All the SCI scenes were SOOOOO fake! You would think that Clint Eastwood would have gotten some decent technical advisors. No halo (you must be kidding with a Philly collar for a C1-2 fracture!). She never is intubated, is trached from day one, and talking in full sentences from day one even though she is vent dependent (and not even talking with the vent as you could clearly see CR doing in his many public appearances). She is never turned, suctioned, etc. She of course never has any bowel or bladder care. The pressure ulcers she got were all on fleshy (not bony or weight bearing areas) and looked like no pressure ulcer I have ever seen. She supposedly had her care paid for but never got any rehab, was in a warehouse/nursing home facility with no ECU, no decent power chair she could drive, or even a call light, and never got a day of therapy or counseling. Even her trach looked fake.

                    Regardless of what you think of the theme of the film or the ending, I am wondering if anyone else here found all this phoney stuff distracting in the last few scenes like we did.

                    (KLD)
                    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                      #11
                      KLD, thanks for the critique. Makes me reluctant to see the movie. I find it so distracting to watch movies that involve spinal cord injury when they have the details wrong.

                      Wise.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Wise Young:

                        KLD, thanks for the critique.
                        I think that was more of a rant than a critique, but - whatever. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

                        I'm always disappointed when I spot inaccuracies in a movie. And, it seems that the more closely I'm associated with a particular subject, the more obvious and blatant the discrepancies appear to be. So, yes, I was a little dismayed by that aspect of movie.

                        Contrary to a lot of the critical focus though, MDB isn't meant to be a detailed documentary about the acute care regimen of a spinal cord injury any more than it is meant to be a social statement on euthanasia.

                        MDB is a story about the relationship that develops between two characters (played by Eastwood and Swank) and the serious dilemma that they are ultimately faced with. It's just one particular story with it's own unique set of circumstances.

                        Since seeing MDB on the day it opened here in Houston, I've had numerous opportunities to discuss various aspects of the movie. The first such opportunity came right outside the theatre where I had the attention of some very interested moviegoers. Not surprising, I was able to clarify some details and I think they went away with a better understanding of SCI.

                        I liked the movie overall and I'm still recommending it.
                        Know Thyself

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                          #13
                          Hey I just thought of something. We have two movies nominated for Acadmey Awards that both deal with disability issues. In MYB Hollywood wants us to beleive a quadriplegic is better of dead. In RAY, we celebrate the way Ray Charles overcame blindness to go on to become a musical legend and a national treasure. Let's hope people who see these movies see the irony. Ray Charles beat every imaginable odd. An African American child goes blind by age 7. He comes from a poor family, grows up in an America that has not yet outgrown segregation and yet he creates a life and music that inspires generations. Hmmm. I for one am greatful that a young Ray Charles didn't have an over the hill music teacher who wanted to put a pillow over his face and end his suffering

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Moose Jaw:

                            Hey I just thought of something. We have two movies nominated for Acadmey Awards that both deal with disability issues. In MYB Hollywood wants us to beleive a quadriplegic is better of dead. In RAY, we celebrate the way Ray Charles overcame blindness to go on to become a musical legend and a national treasure. Let's hope people who see these movies see the irony. Ray Charles beat every imaginable odd. An African American child goes blind by age 7. He comes from a poor family, grows up in an America that has not yet outgrown segregation and yet he creates a life and music that inspires generations. Hmmm. I for one am greatful that a young Ray Charles didn't have an over the hill music teacher who wanted to put a pillow over his face and end his suffering
                            You are so right! Great post!

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Moose Jaw:

                              Hey I just thought of something. We have two movies nominated for Acadmey Awards that both deal with disability issues. In MYB Hollywood wants us to beleive a quadriplegic is better of dead. In RAY, we celebrate the way Ray Charles overcame blindness to go on to become a musical legend and a national treasure. Let's hope people who see these movies see the irony. Ray Charles beat every imaginable odd. An African American child goes blind by age 7. He comes from a poor family, grows up in an America that has not yet outgrown segregation and yet he creates a life and music that inspires generations. Hmmm. I for one am greatful that a young Ray Charles didn't have an over the hill music teacher who wanted to put a pillow over his face and end his suffering
                              Now, imagine Ray as a vent-dependent, C-2 quad.
                              Know Thyself

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