「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

向梅姨姨致敬

向梅姨姨致敬



很多的英國評論包括英國首相卡梅倫質疑電影“鐵娘子~戴卓爾夫人傳”是否過早推出?因由,戴卓爾夫人仍然在世,在電影中有一半時段,是描寫她晚年患有初期腦退化症產生的幻覺,而另一半時段,描寫壯年的戴卓爾夫人,如何帶領衰落中的英國走向中興。




【The Telegraph】Mr Cameron praised Meryl Streep's performance in The Iron Lady as "fantastic", but questioned the decision to make the film while Baroness Thatcher is alive.

i.e. David Cameron has suggested that a controversial film about Margaret Thatcher should have been delayed until after her death.




【NME】Prime Minister David Cameron has said he wishes the Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady had been delayed and focused more on her leadership skills rather than her health.

David Cameron: 'I wish 'The Iron Lady' hadn't been made yet'



The Iron Lady 三月八日在香港上映



【維基百科】The Iron Lady is a 2011 British biographical film based on the life of Margaret Thatcher, the longest serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of the 20th century.

The film begins circa 2008 (opening against the backdrop of news of the Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing) with an elderly Lady Thatcher buying milk unrecognized by other customers and walking back from the shop alone.

Over the course of three days we see her struggle with dementia and with the lack of power that comes with old age, whilst looking back on defining moments of her personal and professional life, on which she reminisces with her (dead) husband, Denis. She is shown as having difficulty distinguishing between the past and present .......





Starring

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher
Jim Broadbent as Denis Thatcher
Anthony Head as Geoffrey Howe
Richard E. Grant as Michael Heseltine

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd




演技派女星 梅麗 史翠普,於29年後,憑電影 The Iron Lady 再當上 金球獎金像獎雙料影后,港譯:鐵娘子~戴卓爾夫人傳。



故事:
既然是傳記片,便需要忠於歷史事實,故事開始在2008年,晚年的鐵娘子被轟下台經已18年,丈夫丹尼斯戴卓爾也經已逝世5年,她記憶起由過去到牛津讀書,參政,結婚生子,及達到頂峰當起英國首相。改革英國社會鞏固了她的權位,收復福克蘭群島加添了她的權威,可惜輝煌的日子是短暫的,戴卓爾夫人新加人頭稅項,民心的轉向迅速,被黨友逼宮,讓出相位黯然下台。年邁的鐵娘子在現實和回憶中,交織成整部電影。


我見:
表達形式有些舞台劇的感覺,是我敏感還是導演真有這個意圖呢?故事大都忠於歷史,梅姨姨的演出卓越,我入場看電影是要向她致敬!


需要挑剔的話,可能就是如現任英國首相所言:A controversial film about Margaret Thatcher should have been delayed until after her death. 因為年老的鐵娘子仍然在世,即是還未能有蓋棺論,電影中有的煽情位置,未能去得更盡。不過,這只是我個人的感覺。



補記:
【維基百科】 Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts; born 13 October 1925) is a British politician and longest-serving (1979–1990) British prime minister of the 20th century, and the only woman to have held the post.

Dubbed the "Iron Lady" for her firm opposition to the Soviet Union, she implemented a number of conservative policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism.

Originally a chemist, and then a barrister, Thatcher became Member of Parliament (MP) for Finchley in the 1959 general election. Edward Heath appointed her Secretary of State for Education and Science in his 1970 government.

In 1975 Thatcher defeated Heath in the Conservative Party leadership election and became Leader of the Opposition, as well as the first woman to head a major political party in the United Kingdom. She became prime minister after winning the 1979 general election.

After entering 10 Downing Street, Thatcher introduced a series of political and economic initiatives to reverse what she perceived as a precipitous national decline in Britain.

Her political philosophy and economic policies emphasised deregulation (particularly of the financial sector), flexible labour markets, the privatisation of state-owned companies, and reducing the power and influence of trade unions.

In her first years in office Thatcher's popularity waned amid recession and high unemployment; then economic recovery and the 1982 Falklands War brought a resurgence of support, resulting in her re-election in 1983.

Thatcher was re-elected for a third term in 1987, but her Community Charge was widely unpopular and her views on the European Community were not shared by others in her Cabinet. She resigned as Prime Minister and party leader in November 1990, after Michael Heseltine launched a challenge to her leadership.

Thatcher holds a life peerage as Baroness Thatcher, of Kesteven in the County of Lincolnshire, which entitles her to sit in the House of Lords.



當然電影沒有包括 1982年,戴卓爾夫人戴着福克蘭戰役的勝利光環,又去到北京會見鄧小平,為香港作前途談判,結果碰得一面灰,她還在人民大會堂梯級摔了一跤!


後記:
2013年 4月 8日 戴卓爾夫人中風去世,17日在倫敦舉行《禮葬》儀式,英女皇及皇夫皆有出席。




但反對者卻慶祝她的離世,高唱 Ding Dong The Witch is Dead!




除了解決煤礦工潮,戴卓爾夫人 把衰落的英國恢復尊嚴,阿根廷 入侵 福克蘭群島,戴卓爾夫人 派遣遠征軍南下,用武力奪回群島。




戴卓爾 乘勝追擊,為殖民地香港的主權與中國攤牌,但最終經過談判,1997年 7月 1日歸還中國,主權換治權方案無效,鄧小平 堅決回收香港,若有必要提早收回。




曾經處於權力高峰,但最後黯然離開唐寧街 10號!




2013年 4月 17日 倫敦 (CNN)


and





伸延閱覽:

Meryl Streep 維基百科

David Cameron: The Iron Lady should have been delayed telegraph.co.uk

David Cameron: 'I wish 'The Iron Lady' hadn't been made yet' nme.com The Iron Lady 維基百科

Margaret Thatcher 維基百科



我的舊文:

演技的切磋 前者:Doubt 港譯:聖訴,後者:Frost/Nixon 港譯:驚世真言

梅麗史翠普的變臉:Doubt 聖訴

當兩個女人遇到兩個好男人:Julie & Julia 茱莉對茱莉亞-隔代廚神

三個 Aunties + 三個過期型男 + ABBA's hit songs = Mama Mia!



4 comments:

l.minor said...

雖然我的歷史麻麻,但都想睇呢套戲,希望唔好睇到一頭霧水

Ebenezer said...

鐵娘子代表英國中興,但佢下台之後,英國又再沒落,可惜!

the inner space said...

Minor兄:應該不會容易模糊,盡情欣賞梅姨姨演出,經已直回票價!不過若單看劇情,就欠缺曲折故事了!

the inner space said...

以便兄:夏舜霆短暫拉了戴卓爾夫人下台後,保守黨重選黨魁,戴卓爾夫人支持馬卓安坐正,大選就有帕滕操盤勝出大選。可惜帕滕在自己的選區卻落敗而歸,馬卓安當首相,便派帕滕來香港當末代港督改名彭定康。之後,共黨上台有貝理雅和白高敦拜相。現今又再由保守黨執政,包括卡梅倫,全都未及彭定康級數,更遑論帶領英國興旺。