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Streep as Margaret Thatcher (vanity)

Posted on 02/08/2011 7:51:32 AM PST by Borges



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chat; chemist; ladythatcher; merylstreep; thatcher; vanity
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1 posted on 02/08/2011 7:51:34 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

“A dingo took my Falklands!”


2 posted on 02/08/2011 7:53:05 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Borges

Well I can see it’s obviously going to be a sympathetic portrayal. /s


3 posted on 02/08/2011 7:54:06 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Borges

Amazing.

Streep is one of the few actresses in Hollywood with real talent. Let’s hope the script isn’t crap.


4 posted on 02/08/2011 7:55:14 AM PST by Corin Stormhands
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To: Borges

Wow. That’s amazing.


5 posted on 02/08/2011 7:55:55 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dfwgator

Streep isn’t worthy of sweeping Margaret Thatcher’s front stoop. Dispicable.


6 posted on 02/08/2011 7:57:01 AM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Really, in what show does she show talent?


7 posted on 02/08/2011 7:58:37 AM PST by artificial intelligence (Your data will be processed by me for future input. Thank you.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

It could go either way, they could portray Lady Thatcher as crazy or as an idiot. My guess is that they’ll mix the two, and then throw in some sort of personality disorder or early onset Alzheimer’s as well.


8 posted on 02/08/2011 7:58:37 AM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: trisham

Amazing is right! I’m trying to figure out why she doesn’t look quite right but she’s got the look so close that I can’t put my finger on it. I’d need side by side pictures.


9 posted on 02/08/2011 8:00:26 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: WestwardHo

Streep is faaaaaaaaaaaar-left. Let’s hope she acts.


10 posted on 02/08/2011 8:01:26 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: WestwardHo
Streep isn’t worthy of sweeping Margaret Thatcher’s front stoop.

I couldn't agree with you more. What incredible hubris to think she could portray a giant like Thatcher. Streep excels at playing petty, insignificant women--possibly because she is one.

11 posted on 02/08/2011 8:02:01 AM PST by giotto
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To: NavVet

Who is producing and writing the movie?


12 posted on 02/08/2011 8:02:12 AM PST by Reagan69 (I went to a shooting-victims' memorial service and all I got was a lousy T-shirt !)
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To: Borges

Yes,the resemblance is striking, but I assure you it won’t be an honest portrayal. Like movies about Nixon, Reagan, etc... the writers/directors will write-in strange personality traits and over-simplify or distort Thatcher’s reasoning behind major policy decisions.


13 posted on 02/08/2011 8:03:00 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Borges

And who will be playing Reagan?


14 posted on 02/08/2011 8:03:36 AM PST by Reagan69 (I went to a shooting-victims' memorial service and all I got was a lousy T-shirt !)
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To: Corin Stormhands

She’s a far-left, Bush-hating, anti-GOP kook. Just like matt damon, I cant stand her.


15 posted on 02/08/2011 8:04:25 AM PST by max americana
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To: NavVet
"My guess is that they’ll mix the two, and then throw in some sort of personality disorder or early onset Alzheimer’s as well."

Early reports from people who are/were familiar with the script, decribe the movie as a 1st person narrative, told from Thatcher's perspective as she suffers from dementia. Apparently, much of the story surrounds her struggling with her own "regrets" about her past life.

The Thatcher family is said to be furious, not only because of the alleged "dementia" aspect, but because all of these "regrets" told in a 1st person narrative are entirely fictionalized - in other words, they are all a fabrication born from the screenwriter's imagination.

How do you think something like that is going to turn out?

16 posted on 02/08/2011 8:04:51 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: artificial intelligence

Are you serious? While her politics may be deplorable, she’s one of the few in Hollywood who can actually become the character she plays. Sixteen Oscar nominations, two wins.


17 posted on 02/08/2011 8:05:20 AM PST by Corin Stormhands
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To: Borges

Maybe she will learn something for a change.


18 posted on 02/08/2011 8:05:29 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: stayathomemom

19 posted on 02/08/2011 8:06:12 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: WestwardHo

“Streep isn’t worthy of sweeping Margaret Thatcher’s front stoop. Dispicable.”

I completely agree . . . other than her stilted, phony Eastern European accent that Hollyweird so loves, I’m not sure what the big deal is with her. Her Hollyweird-leftist leanings have completely soured me on anything she does.


20 posted on 02/08/2011 8:06:27 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Borges

This will be a leftist smear job.


21 posted on 02/08/2011 8:06:56 AM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Borges
As it does for Reagan, the reality of history crushes the left's intentions to portray Margaret Thatcher as incompetent or looney.

She is a giant of the last century, and it's almost impossible to make a movie that can minimize that.

Maybe they'll portray her as a bit bitchy or something, but who cares.

And of course Streep isn't worthy of playing Thatcher. All they need to do is find an actress with a fifty year political resume that includes being one of the three pillars that defeated Communism's march and can also act. That should be easy.

22 posted on 02/08/2011 8:08:30 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: PGR88

“Like movies about Nixon, Reagan, etc... the writers/directors will write-in strange personality traits and over-simplify or distort Thatcher’s reasoning behind major policy decisions.”

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Indeed they will. One of the Left’s favorite “biographies” of Ronald Reagan was some sort of suppositional fictional fantasy on the part of the author. God forbid, letting the facts convey the irrefutable greatness of Reagan.

Too, secular Hollywood had to portray St. Joan of Arc as some sort of lunatic, rather than divinely aided and inspired, in their latest distortion of that particular historical era.


23 posted on 02/08/2011 8:09:22 AM PST by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: Deb

Movie ping. What is your hunch on the writers’ portrayal of Lady Thatcher? Will it be accurate, and if so, will Streep do it justice? Obviously, she can but will her heart be in it?


24 posted on 02/08/2011 8:10:27 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: OldDeckHand
Figures, it will be like all the other trash coming out of Hollywood these days.

No wonder movie going is at it's lowest point in history. They have demoralized the population to near collapse. All they can sell these days is outright moral decrepitude.

25 posted on 02/08/2011 8:12:02 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: giotto

This will be a smear job. Anything Hollywood does is filled with hate. The left is filled people who hate Thatcher. Sadly FR is filled with a few celeb loving morons.


26 posted on 02/08/2011 8:16:57 AM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: stylecouncilor; windcliff

Hmmm....


27 posted on 02/08/2011 8:19:07 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Corin Stormhands

Big deal. You have no idea how much the left in the loathes Thatcher. Streep was okay in Deer Hunter mainly because her love interest was a young Christopher Walken was so awesome and also handsome. He carried her in every scene. She mumbles all the time and looks flustered.


28 posted on 02/08/2011 8:22:00 AM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: onedoug

I read awhile ago that it was scripted to be a hit piece.


29 posted on 02/08/2011 8:29:11 AM PST by windcliff
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To: Borges

The fact that she LOOKS so much like Lady Thatcher should not deceive any as to how she will PORTRAY the Iron Lady. Streep is FAR LEFT, and there is NO reason to believe Hollywood will treat Maggie Thatcher in any way other than than how they’ve treated every other Conservative Icon — as either a crazy lunatic, a bumbling idiot, or an evil mastermind.

NOT A CHANCE I watch this one.


30 posted on 02/08/2011 8:30:42 AM PST by patriot preacher
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To: Frantzie

Actually, I’m quite well versed in how the left hates Thatcher as I noted in my first comment about “depends on the script.”

If you haven’t seen a Streep movie since Deer Hunter then perhaps you really haven’t seen her work.

Look, if people hate her for her politics and don’t want to watch her movies, then fine. But being a flaming leftist doesn’t mean she can’t act.

‘sall I’m sayin’...


31 posted on 02/08/2011 8:31:31 AM PST by Corin Stormhands
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To: Borges
I don't know how to put them side by side?
32 posted on 02/08/2011 8:34:50 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: Corin Stormhands
But being a flaming leftist doesn’t mean she can’t act.

Streep is an excellent actress. First movies I recall seeing her in were "Deer Hunter' & 'The French Lieutenants Women' then she went thru a series of movies where she always had an accent. She always had the ability to make whatever role she was playing very believable.

33 posted on 02/08/2011 8:49:38 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: US_MilitaryRules

34 posted on 02/08/2011 8:54:26 AM PST by monkapotamus
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To: Borges

Streep makes a living pretending to be things she’s not.

Maybe in this movie she can pretend to be a great woman leader.


35 posted on 02/08/2011 8:58:28 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Keep your stinking paws off my wallet, you damn dirty politician!)
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To: Borges


Streep as Margaret Thatcher (vanity)

I pray that Streep does some homework and attempts to replicate the
real Lady Thatcher.
Including Thatcher’s getting a chemistry degree during WWII as part
of the war effort, well before she became politically active.
I often shock (even fellow chemists/biochemists) when I say she’s my
favorite chemist.

Whoever is directing this effort, if they have a brain, should make
Streep watch about 10 hours of the “Prime Minister Questions” from
C-Span.
Lady Thatcher either overcame or held her own with the bad boys of
the Parliament in rapid-fire give and take.
Very impressive.

(And I’m impressed with PM David Cameron in the same forum.
I’m sad we can’t vote him in as President in 2012.)


36 posted on 02/08/2011 9:10:39 AM PST by VOA
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To: Borges

oh jaysus


37 posted on 02/08/2011 9:16:12 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT
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To: Borges

Wow.


38 posted on 02/08/2011 9:16:21 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: max americana
She’s a far-left, Bush-hating, anti-GOP kook

And she hates apples.

39 posted on 02/08/2011 9:17:50 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Borges

Streep ain’t got no tits Maggie did didn’t she? sign of strong woman,no? :D :D D:


40 posted on 02/08/2011 9:18:13 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT
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To: Corin Stormhands
Sixteen Oscar nominations, two wins.

The Oscars have been rigged since the early 70's. Halle Berry? That doesn't mean much anymore except to Hollywood.

41 posted on 02/08/2011 9:20:43 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: reagan_fanatic

imho i believe what you are trying to say is Streep is a poseur


42 posted on 02/08/2011 9:21:29 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Holy lord, WHAT???


43 posted on 02/08/2011 9:23:37 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: submarinerswife

What do you mean rigged? How are they ‘rigged’ in a way that the Grammys, Emmys and Tonys aren’t?


44 posted on 02/08/2011 9:25:50 AM PST by Borges
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To: Corin Stormhands

It doesn’t matter if the scipt is crap
Streep will crawl out of a gutter for the $$ in keeping herself down there in tony CT. That husband of hers? He’s another lame a$$ liberal and a failed sculptor. Mama’s working to pay taxes & new booties for the baby.

You won’t see any profit sharing with the workers with this gal. It’s all gold/s


45 posted on 02/08/2011 9:31:39 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT
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To: thefactor

what’s your problem if i may ask


46 posted on 02/08/2011 9:40:22 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

I was attempting to make heads or tails of your post. Then I read it again, and I think you are comparing the bust sizes of Streep and Thatcher. Which is very strange in and of itself. Do you have a point or were you just making a “joke?”


47 posted on 02/08/2011 9:49:21 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: thefactor

i’ll put you on hold and let you wonder


48 posted on 02/08/2011 9:54:00 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT
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To: US_MilitaryRules
When you put them together they don't look alike.

It's all the hair.

Streep is going to dwell drearily on the Alzeimers and downplay the accomplishments. Bet on it.

49 posted on 02/08/2011 10:08:31 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: submarinerswife

Did you see Monster’s Ball?


50 posted on 02/08/2011 4:19:14 PM PST by Corin Stormhands
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