keskiviikko 10. huhtikuuta 2013

Ken Loach laittaa Margaret Thatcherin paikalleen

Mestariohjaaja Ken Loach laittaa maanantaina 8.4. kuolleen pääministeri Margaret Thatcherin tälle kuuluvalle paikalle brittilehti Guardianissa:

Margaret Thatcher was the most divisive and destructive Prime Minister of modern times.

Mass Unemployment, factory closures, communities destroyed – this is her legacy. She was a fighter and her enemy was the British working class. Her victories were aided by the politically corrupt leaders of the Labour Party and of many Trades Unions. It is because of policies begun by her that we are in this mess today.

Other prime ministers have followed her path, notably Tony Blair. She was the organ grinder, he was the monkey.

Remember she called Mandela a terrorist and took tea with the torturer and murderer Pinochet.

How should we honour her? Let’s privatise her funeral. Put it out to competitive tender and accept the cheapest bid. It’s what she would have wanted.
Margaret Thatcher saatetaan seremoniallisesti haudan lepoon St. Paulin katedraalissa. Kustannuksiksi arvioidaan 8 miljoonaa puntaa.

Kunpa Loach ohjaisi hautajaisista dokumentin tai näytelmäelokuvan.


Elokuvia Thatcherin ajasta

Suu messingillä (Brassed Off, 1996, ohj. Mark Herman)
Viimeinen keikka (For Queen & Country, 1988, ohj. Martin Stellman)
Rautarouva (The Iron Lady, 2011, ohj. Phyllida Lloyd)
Billy Elliott (2000, ohj. Stephen Daldry)
The Crying Game (1992, ohj. Neil Jordan)
Brazil (1985, ohj. Terry Gilliam)
V niin kuin verikosto (V for Vendetta, 2005, ohj. James McTeigue)
Hunger (2008, ohj. Steve McQueen)
Riff-Raff (1991, ohj. Ken Loach)

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