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Appreciate the Shaping of Female Images in Sports Films Based on the "Million Dollar Baby"

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DOI: 10.25236/iceesr.2020.147


Du Huanran

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Du Huanran


Typical characters are indispensable aesthetic elements in film and television texts. The persistent and tough-girl image makes the movie "Million Dollar Baby" win the 77th Academy Award for Best Picture. The warm story between Maggie and Frankie is different from the general sports film, but interprets a new type of teacher-student relationship. As the director of the film said, "This is not a real boxing story, but a story about love. An old man, devastated by the loss of his father-daughter relationship, finds a young girl who makes him feel like a father again". Maggie's appearance broke the perfect female image in the traditional American film and overturned the weak appearance of women. The confidence and persistence revealed between Maggie's words and deeds won the unanimous praise of the audience, thus making an excellent sports film.


Sports film, "Million Dollar Baby", Female images, Shaping