"The Iron Lady"
Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:23 PM
This is the most amusingly predictable thing I've seen in awhile. What next? Mary Kay LeTourneau? Nah, gonna be too old for that one. Maybe Beyonce can do it.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:57 PM
Posted 02 July 2010 - 01:58 AM
The conflict with Argentina wasn't the most controversial moment of MT's career by any means. It followed an invasion of British territory, islands peopled entirely by British nationals, even the far left opposition of the time led by Michael Foot supported retaliation against the aggressors. Few if any opposed this; the actual nadir of her career was the Poll Tax riots and led to her eventual overthrow.
As has been pointed out in the comments attached to that link, Thatcher was and is loathed by millions of UK citizens who saw their livelihoods destroyed by Thatcher's destruction of British industry, moving the country from manufacturing output to service industries. Miners, steel workers, ship builders, saw their traditional jobs disappear forever leaving whole swathes of the country mired in long-term unemployment and hopelessness, with the only opportunities on offer stacking supermarket shelves at the minimum wage. Thatcher also brought in banking deregulation which led to the current UK financial crisis with Britain now in hock to China. Put simply she was brilliant at foreign policy but useless at home affairs.
If this film goes ahead it will be appalling timing as Argentina has started kicking off about the Falklands yet again, but I really can’t see why anyone would want to make such a film in her lifetime. Wait till she’s no longer with us and then dish up the truth.
Posted 02 July 2010 - 11:28 AM
There's no reason to think the movie will be hostile, at least on the evidence presented here. I agree that the selection of the Falklands War as the subject was probably the safest aspect of the Thatcher regime to dramatize, especially if you want to make her look good along with the unavoidable negatives.
Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:09 PM
With Broadbent and Head in support, this could be fun. I hope Phyllida Lloyd has learned something about moviemaking since Mamma Mia, good dumb fun though it was.
Posted 08 July 2011 - 11:20 AM
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Posted 09 July 2011 - 07:12 PM
Who played Rupert Murdoch? and more importantly, who is going to play "steel lady" Rebekah Brooks in the sequel?
Posted 10 July 2011 - 04:43 AM
Mashinka, you are right to enjoy the posts in the comments section as they reveal the long held distress engendered by Margaret Thatcher's government and the continuing disenchantment with subsequent UK governments.
I have never before heard the expression, "Bulldog chewing a wasp", but I do however get the picture.
Posted 10 July 2011 - 12:23 PM
Posted 10 July 2011 - 03:31 PM
If Nicole Kidman would consider going back to her original hair the role of Brooks is one she could knock out of the park.
Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:21 AM
The Iron Chef Lady
Paul/Denis: Darling, don't you think perhaps you're overdoing it with the chopped onions?
Julia/Margaret (continuing her merciless destruction of the bulbs with an enormous butcher's knife): Certainly not! I may be persuaded to forgo the beans; the haggis, however, is absolutely non-negotiable.
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