I have come to almost completely detest the American film industry as centered in Hollywood. I regard those who have over the last thirty years pumped out the most sickening revisions of history and claimed them to be true, or the most amoral and pornographic rubbish aimed at our youth, or disgusting anti-American anti-Western propaganda deliberately undermining our cultural identity, to be a collection of traitors and cowards and lowlife.
Their latest insult to my moderate intelligence is their assumption that they have the wherewithal to make a film about Margaret Thatcher. Just to really flip the bird to people like me, they choose the shallow political liberal Merryl Streep to play Thatcher. There is no way I can ever accept that the people who make up Hollywood today, and brought us such fifth rate rubbish as Oliver Stone’s “W.”, could ever make a film about a courageous and principled lady like Margaret Thatcher. The gulf in political understanding between Progressives/ Liberals and Conservatives is great enough under normal circumstances, but the distance between Hollywood liberals and Margaret Thatcher would be beyond estimate. There is no way they could ever get Thatcher.
There is no doubt this movie will be the usual sickening revisionist pap the left pump out when they take on such issues. I was pleased to see where Lady Thatcher refused to discuss the film with Merryl Streep when she requested a meeting. This could be because Lady Thatcher is ill, but for now, I’ll believe it was because she had more sense than to enter into dialogue with a gang of slimy liberals out to undermine her legacy.
In the same article I read where British taxpayers had been obliged by their government to invest £1 million in the film. Mrs Thatcher’s friends are nervous about the way Streep plays her as a confused octogenarian who looks back on decisions she made with sadness, accompanied by the ghost of her late husband, Sir Denis Thatcher. Using the Freedom of Information Act, which covers all public bodies, they asked for full details of the request to the Film Council for public funds.
But virtually the entire ten-page application which approved the handout was redacted, similar to the way MPs tried to cover up their expenses. The only information that is disclosed is Miss Streep’s name and the £1 million grant.
Even details which are in the public domain, such as the names of the producer, writer and director, are blacked out. The section in which the makers are asked to describe the film in ‘a couple of sentences’ is left blank, adding to worries among Lady Thatcher’s circle about the tone and content of the movie.
[..] A friend of Lady Thatcher said: ‘You would think this was some kind of top-secret MI6 document, not a movie. I fail to see why this level of secrecy should be applied to a film. ‘The taxpayer is paying for it and is entitled to know who is behind it and what it is all about. You cannot blame people for questioning the motives behind this film when this level of secrecy is applied to it.’
[..] The original script is understood to have suggested that Lady Thatcher questioned some of the key moments of her years in power, including the Falklands War. In another scene she appears to admit that her economic policies may have caused misery to millions of Britons. However, it is understood that there have been major revisions of the script following protests from Lady Thatcher’s family and friends.
Just the same old Hollywood liberal duplicity. I managed to watch about 30 minutes of W. This film will no doubt be the same kind of cowardly propaganda. I’m not going to give it even one minute of my time.