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An insult? No, this shows why Maggie was so mighty (Streep differs with, respects Thatcher greatly)
Daily Mail ^ | 14th November 2011 | Baz Bamigboye

Posted on 11/14/2011 6:41:43 PM PST by presidio9

Many feared the worst when they heard Meryl Streep was to play Margaret Thatcher in a new film. Not only was Baroness Thatcher to be cast as a rather befuddled, elderly woman looking back on the triumphs and disappointments of her life, but Streep is also of a very different political hue from Maggie. It was commonly agreed that our greatest Prime Minister since Churchill would be vilified. Such fears are misplaced. Having just seen the film in a London preview before its release in January, and then having spoken at length to Meryl Streep about her role in The Iron Lady, I can state categorically that the doomsayers were wrong. Streep’s portrayal will, I have no doubt, come to be seen as magnificent portrait of Lady Thatcher. And when I spoke exclusively to the double Oscar-winning actress about playing her, she declared herself to be in ‘awe’ of Lady T, adding that this was the biggest role she had undertaken in her career. ‘It took a lot out of me, but it was a privilege to play her, it really was,’ she told me. ‘It was one of those rare, rare films where I was grateful to be an actor and grateful for the privilege of being able to look at a life deeply with empathy. There’s no greater joy.’ The 62-year-old star, who was in London to see the completed film, explained how she admired Thatcher’s willingness to stand and be leader, a decision which meant she had to offer her life, and her family’s, ‘on an altar’ to the public good.

‘I still don’t agree with a lot of her policies,’ said Streep. ‘But I feel she believed in them and that they came from an honest conviction, and that she wasn’t a cosmetic politician just changing

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: genius; margaretthatcher; merylstreep; mruniverse; muscles; superman

1 posted on 11/14/2011 6:41:45 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

I don’t care for Meryl Streep’s personal politics, but she is a brilliant actress and I don’t see any issue at all with her playing the Iron Lady. She very much looks the role and it really is something that Streep plays her versus a two bit actor.


2 posted on 11/14/2011 6:45:25 PM PST by mnehring
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To: presidio9
I'm not a Streep fan, but she says some good things here. This bit, however, did stick out for me:

‘You want people who are willing to find a solution. I admire the fact that she was a “love-me-or-hate-me” kind of leader who said: “This is what I stand for.” It’s a hard thing to do and no one’s doing that now.’

Sarah Palin did that. Sarah is Sarah and she knows exactly what she stands for.

I wonder if Meryl respects her for it?

3 posted on 11/14/2011 6:49:39 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: presidio9

Streep is saying what she’s been told to say. I think some studios have figured out that movies can be “Baldwined”.


4 posted on 11/14/2011 6:52:58 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: Terry Mross
Streep is saying what she’s been told to say. I think some studios have figured out that movies can be “Baldwined”.

Put it this way: I wouldn't waste my money paying to see Mark Levin sing, Rush Limbaugh act, or Michelle Bachmann tell jokes. Chris Christie could probably do all three. So could Ronald Reagan for that matter, but you get my point.

5 posted on 11/14/2011 7:15:22 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

Meryl is an ugly woman and a pathetic actress.


6 posted on 11/14/2011 7:18:16 PM PST by mirkwood (The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.)
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To: Terry Mross

Give it a rest. Streep is a professional and understands that, at its most fundamental level, a professional performance increases sales and her personal “brand.”


7 posted on 11/14/2011 7:19:46 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: mirkwood
Meryl is an ugly woman and a pathetic actress.

I disagree. I find her a beautiful woman and a stunningly brilliant actress.

8 posted on 11/14/2011 7:25:09 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: presidio9

Trailer looks amazing:

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/11/14/new-iron-lady-uk-trailer/#more-53116


9 posted on 11/14/2011 7:35:21 PM PST by paltz
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To: Talisker
"Meryl is an ugly woman and a pathetic actress."

Not Guilty!

11 posted on 11/14/2011 7:56:05 PM PST by jpsb
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To: presidio9

One of the things I’ve always respected about Streep was the way she took care of her fiancee John Cazale (probably best remembered as Fredo from The Godfather films) when he was dying from bone cancer. Of course, that’s the decent thing to do no matter who you are. But it’s not the sort of devotion one has come to expect from a lot of Hollywood types.


12 posted on 11/14/2011 8:07:29 PM PST by DemforBush (Send lawyers, guns, and money. Dad get me out of this!)
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To: paltz

I’ll probably see it. If for no other reason than that the Falklands War has always been of great interest.

Trailer does look good. OTOH I remember that the trailer for “Pearl Harbor” looked great, but the film itself stank to high heaven.


13 posted on 11/14/2011 8:08:20 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Perry! Our First Special Needs President!)
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To: presidio9

Streep understands that Conservatives buy movie tickets, too.


14 posted on 11/14/2011 8:10:02 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: presidio9

If Oliver Stone was not involved, it has a chance to be both good and factual.


15 posted on 11/14/2011 8:10:50 PM PST by chopperman
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To: Terry Mross

Exactly


16 posted on 11/14/2011 8:22:28 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: DemforBush

Wow, I didn’t know that. Enjoyed him in Dog Day Afternoon and the Deer Hunter.


17 posted on 11/14/2011 9:13:12 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: DemforBush

Another thing was Bob DeNiro personally paid for the insurance so that Cazale could be in The Deer Hunter.....Cazale was a heck of an actor.

The funny thing was I had assumed that Streep was dating James Woods when they were filming “Holocaust” together.


18 posted on 11/14/2011 9:15:42 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: presidio9

My wife and I will go see this. She really wants to so I will tag along. I will give you a run down before you all have to suffer if it is bad.


19 posted on 11/14/2011 9:53:44 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: mnehring

I agree completely. Can’t stand her politics- but she has great talent as an actress, and I was awed by her version of Amazing Grace in Silkwood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK-N8wRjkSw


20 posted on 11/14/2011 11:44:33 PM PST by matthew fuller ((1) fully fund defense, (2) transform entitlement programs, and (3) do not raise taxes!)
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To: napscoordinator
Please let us know if they do not take God's name in vain. It sounds like a movie I would like to see but I am done purposely listening to God's name taken in vain. Jesus’ name is not a curse word nor is the name God to be taken lightly or ad a curse . I really wish that there was a site I could go to that would let me know if God's name is taken in vain in any particular movie. It seems to be the new initiation right to take God's name in vain in movies as nudity use to be.
21 posted on 11/15/2011 1:16:58 AM PST by Bellflower (Judas Iscariot, first democrat, robber, held the money bag, claimed to care for poor: John 12:4-6)
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To: Bellflower

Check out www.screenit.com

It analyses movies specifically for content that parents might not want kids to see and in it’s analysis of profanity in films, it does includes instances where religious terms are used in a profane way as well as the more widely acknowledged sexual and bodily profanity.


22 posted on 11/15/2011 2:20:08 AM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: mnehring

She does look an awful lot like her, doesnt she?


23 posted on 11/15/2011 4:18:27 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Dagnabitt

If the Falklands war is of interest, then you should try this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib-JWhU58E8&feature=related

Unfortunately, part 1 has not been uploaded.


24 posted on 11/15/2011 4:25:07 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Bellflower

Try this. They very frequently let you know such things.

http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlight/


25 posted on 11/15/2011 4:27:44 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: 1rudeboy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2807752/posts


26 posted on 11/15/2011 8:55:26 AM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: naturalman1975
Check out www.screenit.com

Thank you for the suggestion. It looks like a very worthwhile site if you watch very many movies. For the few I watch nearly $50 a year is way more than I want to pay. For parents screening movies for themselves and kids it would certainly be worth the investment.

Vanders9 recommended a site at http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlight/ that even though it is probably far less thorough does give quite a lot of info about some movie contents from a Christian point of view. I will have to let this free site do for me. Thanks again and for any freepers out there who want to spend $50 a year for thorough Christian film reviews the site "Screen It" seems like a great investment morally.

27 posted on 11/15/2011 12:49:07 PM PST by Bellflower (Judas Iscariot, first democrat, robber, held the money bag, claimed to care for poor: John 12:4-6)
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To: Vanders9
Try this. They very frequently let you know such things. http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlight/

Thank you for the site. After looking at it I can feel comfortable seeing the movie "Courageous" and will put it in my favorites.

28 posted on 11/15/2011 12:51:45 PM PST by Bellflower (Judas Iscariot, first democrat, robber, held the money bag, claimed to care for poor: John 12:4-6)
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