Comments on: Streep’s shallow take on Thatcher http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/12/streeps-shallow-take-on-thatcher/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: rafferty5268 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/12/streeps-shallow-take-on-thatcher/#comment-40902 Sun, 08 Jan 2012 21:44:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11294#comment-40902 Have just returned from the cinema to watch ‘Iron Lady’ and felt deeply distressed that such a brutal depiction of a once courageoous British Prime Minister should have been sanctioned during her lifetime. The movie demeans the achievements of this fantastic woman in reaching the top in a man’s world nor does it pay more than glancing homage to her critical presence on the world stage during the defeat of Soviet communism. Shame, shame, shame!

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By: pavlaki http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/12/streeps-shallow-take-on-thatcher/#comment-40845 Fri, 06 Jan 2012 15:56:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11294#comment-40845 There has not been a leader of her stature since. We in Europe lived in awe of the British prime minister and wished our leaders were half as good.

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By: FletchNZ http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/12/streeps-shallow-take-on-thatcher/#comment-40537 Mon, 19 Dec 2011 03:08:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11294#comment-40537 Whatever Thatcher’s faults, it was largely due to the joint efforts of herself, Reagan, and Pope John Paul II that the Berlin Wall fell.

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By: nicfulton http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/12/streeps-shallow-take-on-thatcher/#comment-40371 Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:20:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11294#comment-40371 Didn’t Thatcher also fight a war with a country to save her political career condemning many young British and Argentine men to death? That seems to have slipped from the reviewers memory. Certainly she started the service-industry focus in the UK that collapsed the manufacturing economy and brought banking to number one. Seems like a great decision now? Ummm. She a nasty destructive political fighter and deserves to be ridiculed. I hope this also embarrasses the middle class who elected her so many times and saw their saving destroyed in the long run.

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By: Jesusland http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/12/streeps-shallow-take-on-thatcher/#comment-40334 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 23:08:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11294#comment-40334 Thanks for the heads up. I guess I won’t be watching it then. Spread the word.

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By: canadapatriot5 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/12/streeps-shallow-take-on-thatcher/#comment-40319 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 10:57:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11294#comment-40319 A great lady being diminished by very much lesser mortals.She and Nancy wrote the script in real life and Ronnie played his part. Together won the Cold War.

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By: IanKemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/12/streeps-shallow-take-on-thatcher/#comment-40296 Tue, 13 Dec 2011 18:10:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11294#comment-40296 One of the principal reasons that drama exists is that documentary is usually not very entertaining.

Perhaps you could redress the balance by writing the screenplay for a biographical movie which more closely corresponds to your view of the world, and find some backing to make and distribute it?

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By: DafyddTaylor http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/12/streeps-shallow-take-on-thatcher/#comment-40292 Tue, 13 Dec 2011 10:16:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11294#comment-40292 it is a pitiless, poisonous travesty…. the most shameful and cruel piece of political revenge

In a way, that is a great example of what Thatcherism really was. Pitiless, poisonous, cruel and vengeful.

Politically successful. Remarkable that initial success could be achieved in a woman’s frame, but I think there was a reluctance to end her career soon enough in part because she was a woman. The Tory party still refer to the ending of her career as ‘matricide’.

But there was no intellectual depth to Thatcherism. Mrs Thatcher was openly distrustful of intellectualism. Only those around her ever felt a need to justify themselves in terms other than raw self interest.

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