The Rise and Fall of Margaret Thatcher

The Rise and Fall of Margaret Thatcher

DVD - 2011
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Bringing together three outstanding BBC productions, provides a unique insight into the fascinating life of one of the most significant political figures in British history. The Long Walk to Finchley begins on the night Thatcher met her husband-to-be Denis. The Falkland's Play portrays the backroom story of Thatcher's war. Finally, Margaret examines Thatcher's last days in power. The film paints a detailed and compelling portrait of one of the most formidable characters in British politics.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2011
ISBN: 9780780665958
0780665953
Call Number: DVD F RISE
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (284 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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bakeswell
Sep 30, 2017

Andrea Riseborough is a revelation in The Long Walk to Finchley, 25 years old and a perfectly tempered instrument. i detest Thatcher but Andrea celebrates her indominable spirit, giving a profoundly feminist reading of a loathsome anti-feminist. script & direction are taut, reasoned, witty; costumes are breath-catching. Rory Kinnear is brilliant as her ideal husband.

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eusebius
Sep 16, 2013

Andrea Riseborough, Patricia Hodge and Lindsay Duncan play Thatcher in three different contexts. The Falklands Play is the weakest of the lot; it's not very gripping to watch how the British government handled the Falklands war. The long Walk to Finchley is better, dealing with Thatcher's early years. Finally, Margaret is a triumph for Lindsay Duncan. She can explode with anger, and she can play quiet moments with her family--she is always compelling. Must-see.

tmundy50 Jan 16, 2013

Three separate productions with three different actresses playing Margaret Thatcher. All three are excellent. Highly recommended.

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mjayh
Jun 17, 2012

This is excellent. Each of the three women in the Thatcher role does a superb job and the supporting characters are all absolutely convincing. The first of the three movies perhaps has the broadest appeal as it depicts more of her personal life than the other two. You'll need to have an interest in politics to enjoy the other two.

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