Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Iron Lady Soundtrack [2011]

London, 2008. In her well-appointed apartment, the elderly former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher prepares breakfast for her husband Denis, as she has every morning of their married life. It’s not until Margaret’s personal aide bustles in that we see that Margaret sits at the table alone. Denis is alive only in her imagination.
Once described in life as “always present, never there”, Denis is still present for Margaret. Is he a loving memory made flesh? A manifestation of her grief? Or perhaps her conscience, taking her to task?

Locked in the infuriating inaction of retirement and battling ill health, Margaret is ambushed by memories. Fragments of her private life and of her premiership crowd in to her mind and she relives them in vivid detail. As she struggles to maintain her equilibrium, Denis teases and needles her. The struggle, the triumphs, the betrayals – in the end, what did she achieve? When all is said and done, was it worth it?
The Iron Lady is the story of a woman who came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world. It is a film about power and the price that is paid for power, a story that is both unique and universal.
Phyllida Lloyd‘s The Iron Lady stars Meryl Streep.  Based on a script by Abi Morgan, the film also stars Jim Broadbent as Denis Thatcher,  Alexandra Roach and Harry Lloyd will play the younger Thatchers. The British cast includes Olivia Colman, Nicholas Farrell, Susan Brown, Roger Allam, Anthony Head, Julian Wadham, Pip Torrens, Nick Dunning, Richard E Grant, David Westhead, Angus Wright and John Sessions. The film opens today 30th Dec 11.

Soundtrack composed by Thomas Newman.

Track listing
01. The Military Band of the Queen's Regiment - Soliders Of The Queen
02. Thomas Newman - MT
03. Thomas Newman - Grocer's Daughter
04. Thomas Newman - Grand Hotel
05. Thomas Newman - Swing Parliament
06. Thomas Newman - Eyelash
07. Deborah Kerr, Marni Nixon & Yul Brynner - Shall We Dance? (From "The King & I")
08. Thomas Newman - Denis
09. Thomas Newman - The Great in Great Britian
10. Thomas Newman - Aire Neave
11. Thomas Newman - Discord and Harmony
12. Thomas Newman - The Twins
13. Thomas Newman - Nation of Shopkeepers
14. Thomas Newman - Fiscal Responsibility
15. Thomas Newman - Crisis of Confidence
16. Thomas Newman - Community Charge
17. Maria Callas, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala & Tullio Serafin - Casta Diva (From "Norma")
18. Thomas Newman - The Difficult Decisions
19. Thomas Newman - Exclusion Zone
20. Thomas Newman - Statecraft
21. Thomas Newman - Steady the Buffs
22. Olli Mustonen - Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWW 846


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