Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Margaret Thatcher: The Film


There has been lots of buzz about the new film, "The Iron Lady," starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. Even her friends and supporters are divided about the film's merits and fairness to Mrs. Thatcher's legacy.

Here is a link to Nick Robinson's view of the film. Nick is one of the BBC's political analysts who began covering Mrs. Thatcher toward the tail-end of her tenure at No. 10 Downing Street.

As many of my readers are aware, I'm generally not one who likes new films. I am firmly stuck in the Golden Age of Hollywood (1930-1955) and especially film noir. And it has to be black and white. However, this is one that I will be interested in seeing.

I have often wished we had an American Margaret Thatcher. We no longer have Ronald Reagan, and none of our current GOP offerings are Reagan. I think I'd take Margaret Thatcher — even with diminished mental faculties — over what our current offerings are on both sides of the political spectrum.

I know I'll have to pick someone to support eventually. But I'm sure not thrilled about the prospects.

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