Friday night I went to see War Horse before the sneak which was of course very sentimental but good and the horse was
Then the Sneak was The Iron Lady with Meryl Street playing Margaret Thatcher:
which was pretty good but had some real bad bits to it:
– not enough mention of the miners strikes, nuclear war stuff and
– too much mention of the Falklands (which I have just been told is very current again!) and too much about her being old i.e. most of the film is told as she is old with flashes back to the past
– AND IT’S A DAMN SHAME THEY COULDN’T GET
A BRITISH ACTRESS
TO PLAY MAGGIE! Surely Helen Mirren or Miranda Richardson would have made a pretty good Maggie! But I do remember it all! I even remember my teacher (Mrs Hughes) in primary school having the radio/tv on in the corridor during the election and listening to the results and making a victory fist when Maggie won! But I also remember as a child going on CND Marches shouting
MAGGIE, MAGGIE, MAGGIE
OUT, OUT, OUT!
There was some good music in the film, including Madness… but they missed out so much of her ‘career’!