[Marxism] Thatcher and "House of Cards"

Daniel Lindvall daniel.lindvall at filmint.nu
Wed Apr 10 11:14:31 MDT 2013


I thought I was the only one thinking The Iron Lady was quite critical of Thatcher. At the press screening here in Stockholm, Sweden, early on a weekday morning, young left socialists handed out leaflets branding it "propaganda", a first for me! Didn't happen when they screened Captain America or Zero Dark Thirty.

There's a key scene early in the film that sums up how her values where shaped. During a WW2 bombing raid that has interrupted a family meal young Maggie suddenly dashes out of the shelter risking her life because she realizes she has forgotten to cover the butter (or was it cheese?). When she comes back her shopkeeper dad smiles fondly and compliments her on her action. This borders on satire really, doesn't it? 


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> Interesting to  see Daniel have good words to say about "The Iron Lady". I thought I was the only person on the left that appreciated this film.
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