Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Cast Iron

With a star-studded cast, this Friday sees the UK release of the highly publicised and lauded film The Iron Lady ...


However there is some disgruntlement and criticism, primarily due to the fact that central to the film is the depiction of Thatcher as a frail old lady suffering from dementia. And I agree - this is wholly unacceptable and wrong.

As any balanced person with any sense of common decency and morality will surely agree, the suggestion that Thatcher is only suffering from poor judgement, confusion and troubling mental imagery in her later years is ridiculous - she was always completely barking mad. You'd have to be to sell off the National Assets and social housing, go to War to win an election, and let's not forget the debacle surrounding the introduction of the Community Charge. etc

I will not be watching the film - I think I would retch at every scene.

4 comments:

Stewart said...

Here here Mark!

Happy New Year to you and your family....

Dean said...

To quote Frankie Boyle

"There`s talk that Thatcher should be given a state funeral......
The big question is, should we have to wait till the Bastard`s dead before we bury her"

Steve Gale said...

Hi Mark. According to Stewart Sexton, you are the man to ask about ring flash for macro work. If that's true, could you please shed any more light on the subject? (no pun intended). Cheers, Steve.

Skev said...

Absolutely Dean.

Sorry Steve- I think Stewart is at crossed-purposes. I no longer have a DSLR and never used a ring-flash with it anyway. I do have a Nikon Cool-Light that I use with my trusty old CoolPix 4500 for moths and other macro shots at home - that works a bit like a basic ring-flash in effect but it's actually just a constant ring of bright white LED's around the lens and is not switchable. I think most 'proper' ring-flash / ring-light units can be altered to change depth of lighting / position of lighting to give more 'shape' to the image.