Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Iron Lady, or Meryl Streep's Third Oscar?

"That's the tone that we want to strike."

I'm conflicted by the tone that the teaser trailer to The Iron Lady, the latest Oscar bid for Meryl Streep, wants to strike.  It's staged almost as a parody, or drawing board comedy, with a big crescendo-like gravitas in musical score.  Streep will portray Margaret Thatcher which will nonetheless be huge awards bait regardless of the films actual quality.  What's even more worrisome is that she's reuniting with her Mamma Mia! director, Phyllida Lloyd, in what should be an interesting, rousing drama.  Let's hope Lloyd has learned how to use a camera in the interim.

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