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  1. Seth says

    First “Moon”, now “The Life of David Gale” – is it really so difficult to find a capable composer for this movie who can come up with an original theme?

  2. arch says

    What strange times they were. Growing up in the UK in the 1980s has made all politics since seem tame.

    It also shows that if you are going to be the first (woman or black or openly gay…) leader of a country or organisation you had better matter and not just be in the job for a while. Thatcher mattered as a politician, whether one agreed with her policies or not.

    Not just a woman PM but a woman PM who was also one of the most important politicians in recent british history.

    Over to you Mr Obama…

  3. Thomasina says

    @Seth: To add onto what Musicman said: the score for a movie is often the very last thing completed, and they usually need to release a trailer before it is done. So they just pick other music for the advertisement–often (but not always) music from a previously successful movie that they hope the audience will remember fondly (even if only subconsciously) and associate with the one being advertised. Of course, sometimes the music is just chosen for its dramatic qualities, not because the two movies really are anything alike (the example that pops immediately into my mind is the use of the “Requiem for a Dream” score in the trailer for “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”–somehow I doubt that the LOTR producers were trying to communicate that their movie was about drug addiction, degradation, and insanity).

  4. Nicholas says

    Thatcher and her promotion of Section 28 says it all I believe. A discrace to Britain
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_28

    While I obviously strongly disagree with Section 28 there was more to Thatchers government than that. She got the unions under control, expanded home ownership, got the economy moving, got back the Falklands, made people pround to be British again. She wasn’t afraid to say what she thought, even if you disagreed with her, unlike Blair and his Cool Britannia regime that governed by polls and sound bites. People respected Thatcher, I dont think you could say the some about Blair. She, like Blair, should have left office about 1 year before she was forced to step aside.

  5. Omar says

    I’m quite sure I am against the majority of the policies that Thatcher championed.. but, what an intriguing woman and an interesting story. As we all know, anything Meryl touches is pure gold (let us never speak of Prime). I am also obsessed with this (“I may be persuaded to lose the hat, but the pearls are absolutely non-negotiable!!”) I will see this on 12/30/11, the day it comes out in New York.

  6. Alex says

    While I obviously strongly disagree with Section 28 there was more to Thatchers government than that. She got the unions under control,[and trampled the working classes and screwed over entire communities with far reaching consequences in the process] expanded home ownership,[this was arguably detrimental and did more harm than good] got the economy moving, got back the Falklands,[arguably war mongering, vote baiting] made people pround to be British again.[depends who you ask] She wasn’t afraid to say what she thought, even if you disagreed with her, unlike Blair and his Cool Britannia regime that governed by polls and sound bites. People respected Thatcher, [no they didn’t]I dont think you could say the some about Blair. She, like Blair, should have left office about 1 year before she was forced to step aside.

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