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The tragedy of the Margaret Thatcher bio-pic (Meryl Streep acts in a propaganda piece)
American Thinker ^ | 11/15/2011 | Rick Moran

Posted on 11/15/2011 9:17:35 AM PST by SeekAndFind

The controversy surrounding the movie "The Iron Lady" starring Meryl Streep is continuing to build as details come out about how the filmmakers went about telling Margaret Thatcher's story.

The Telegraph:

In the opening scenes, a frail Lady Thatcher is seen shuffling into a corner shop to buy a pint of milk and expressing shock at 21st-century prices.

Back at her Belgravia home, her security team fret that she has left the house unsupervised.

Another scene shows her oblivious to the fact that her husband, Sir Denis, is dead. She imagines him to be in the room and conducts conversations with him, before revisiting her glory years in a series of flashbacks.

Former colleagues have distanced themselves from the film, which is scheduled for release on Jan 6 and is expected to garner a 17th Oscar nomination for Streep.

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The depiction of Lady Thatcher as a stooped old lady in a headscarf contrasts with her appearance during her most recent public outing.

Dressed in a trademark blue suit, she beamed for the cameras as she celebrated her 86th birthday last month with her son, Sir Mark.

However, the extent of Lady Thatcher's mental decline was laid bare by her daughter, Carol, in a 2008 memoir.

Miss Thatcher told how the combination of dementia and a series of minor strokes had reduced her mother to a shadow of her former self: struggling to finish sentences or to recognise family members.

Miss Thatcher also disclosed that her mother frequently forgot that Sir Denis died in 2003. "I had to keep giving her the bad news over and over again," she wrote.

This is a finely honed Hollywood trick to take an historical figure and shrink their greatness by portraying them at their most vulnerable.


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: History; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: margaretthatcher; merylstreep; thatcher

1 posted on 11/15/2011 9:17:36 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Vapid Hollyweirdian chick bump!


2 posted on 11/15/2011 9:18:38 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind

Margaret Thatcher was VERY PRESCIENT. For one, she was correct about the EURO and the failure of the socialistic model.

The left just can’t give her credit for being right on this and for her stalwart resolution against the Soviets during the cold war.


3 posted on 11/15/2011 9:19:46 AM PST by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

whadaya expect from the demonic?


4 posted on 11/15/2011 9:20:52 AM PST by ken21
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To: gimme1ibertee

n the opening scenes, a frail Lady Thatcher is seen shuffling into a corner shop to buy a pint of milk and expressing shock at 21st-century prices.

I feel that today looking a prices compared to a year ago. And I am only 42. Of course she is going to be shocked. I am everyday. My wife and I are going to this movie. Steep is a great actress. She could get an academy award reading the phone book. I don’t know how she became so good. I heard that it is natural.


5 posted on 11/15/2011 9:22:19 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: SeekAndFind
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6 posted on 11/15/2011 9:27:52 AM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: ken21

Miss Thatcher also disclosed that her mother frequently forgot that Sir Denis died in 2003. “I had to keep giving her the bad news over and over again,” she wrote.

I don’t know why the daughter has to keep reminding her. Who cares if she doesn’t know. Tell her he went to the store. Instead she tell her he is dead and she falls apart. I think that is cruel.


7 posted on 11/15/2011 9:27:58 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: SeekAndFind
Meryl Streep is not qualified to shine Maggie's shoes, let alone provide political commentary regarding her tenure as Prime Minister.
8 posted on 11/15/2011 9:28:59 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: SeekAndFind
Pathetic ..it's not just 'Alar', anymore...

Typical Lib travesty; and one Meryl should have never invited.

9 posted on 11/15/2011 9:35:20 AM PST by cricket (Stop the madness. . . Vote the KING out!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wonderful gal. Oxford gal. Biochemist. Maybe better than Reagan.


10 posted on 11/15/2011 9:42:05 AM PST by caddie (Herman is very much like Ronald Reagan, except Herman never co-starred with primates.)
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To: napscoordinator

Out of respect for Lady Thatcher,and because I won’t spend a damned dime to support the careers of these idiotic people in Hollywood, I certainly won’t.Just my opinion.


11 posted on 11/15/2011 9:45:29 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hollywood and 20th Century:

1) Che was the 1st political rock star
2) GW Bush was an overgrown frat boy
3) Castro is a misunderstood genius
4) Reagan was a bumbling old man
5) JFK was the original messiah
6) Saint Harvey Milk, protector of the gay community
7) Nixon was a psychopath
8) J Edgar Hoover was a cross dressing, flaming pickle chugger
9) Whitey somehow killed Tupac and Biggie
10) FDR and the magical New Deal saved the US economy

ONLY the boys from SouthPark got it right....Kim Il Jong is So ronery..


12 posted on 11/15/2011 9:48:25 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Le Chien Rouge

RE: ONLY the boys from SouthPark got it right....Kim Il Jong is So ronery..

No they didn’t, Mr. Ronery is still alive ( and so is Alec Baldwin ).

Dirka , dirka, Muhammad Jihad !!


13 posted on 11/15/2011 9:50:11 AM PST by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: napscoordinator
I don’t know why the daughter has to keep reminding her. Who cares if she doesn’t know. Tell her he went to the store. Instead she tell her he is dead and she falls apart. I think that is cruel.

That's very true. Unnecessary and as you say, cruel.

14 posted on 11/15/2011 9:50:23 AM PST by proud American in Canada (Go, Herman!)
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15 posted on 11/15/2011 9:51:53 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“This is a finely honed Hollywood trick to take an historical figure and shrink their greatness by portraying them at their most vulnerable.”

Gee, Hollywood liberals are trying to destroy the reputation of a popular, successful conservative woman.
Who thought they would ever see something like that?


16 posted on 11/15/2011 9:54:45 AM PST by detective
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To: SeekAndFind

Screw Hollywood - read her autobiography: “Margaret Thatcher - The Downing Street Years” - the real strory Hollywood would never tell.


17 posted on 11/15/2011 10:01:59 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: detective

This movie is nothing more than a left wing hatchet job of a conservative. Margaret Thatcher’s family and friends have said the movie is so much garbage. Stick it, Streep! You suck!


18 posted on 11/15/2011 10:06:23 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind

Mr. Ronery is burning in the Pit of Kryrok.


19 posted on 11/15/2011 10:08:49 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Psalm 73
Screw Hollywood - read her autobiography: “Margaret Thatcher - The Downing Street Years” - the real strory Hollywood would never tell.

I have an autographed copy of her book "The Path to Power".

Around 1996, I went to her book signing in NYC. She was very polite. Signed a very careful and elegant signature, looked up at me as she slid the book and said, with that awesome accent, "Thank you very much!"

20 posted on 11/15/2011 10:21:05 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: napscoordinator

My grandmother experienced the same thing.
In her dementia, she kept asking for her daughter, Ardel, who died four years previous. We stopped telling her after the first few times.


21 posted on 11/15/2011 10:50:09 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: dead
"Signed a very careful and elegant signature, looked up at me as she slid the book and said, with that awesome accent, "Thank you very much!""

That's pretty cool - thanks for sharing that story.

22 posted on 11/15/2011 11:57:48 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: SeekAndFind

Will make less money than Clint’s “J. Edgar”.


23 posted on 11/15/2011 12:01:35 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: caddie
One of my favorite phrases used by the BBC came from Lady Thatcher's ability to win debates and one-up her left-wing opponents. Its called being "Hand-bagged".

"Today, Labour was once again hand-bagged by the Thatcher administration and lost a crucial vote in Parliament."

24 posted on 11/15/2011 12:12:06 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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