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Hilary Swank Will Play Deborah Lipstadt in New Biopic

Postby phdnm » 1 year 11 months ago (Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:41 am)

Hilary Swank Will Play Deborah Lipstadt in New Biopic


April 28, 2015

“Million Dollar Baby” star Hilary Swank will be throwing different kinds of punches in her new project.

The actress is set to star as Deborah Lipstadt in the screen adaptation of her book, “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier.”

“Denial,” directed by Mick Jackson (Temple Grandin, The Bodyguard) and adaptated by UK playwright David Hare (The Reader, The Hours), is described by ScreenDaily as a courtroom drama which “follows Lipstadt’s legal battle against British revisionist historian and Nazi apologist David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier.” Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff will be producing.

“This is a powerful story about the legal and personal battle Deborah Lipstast fought to defend the veracity of historical facts. No one has the right to erase history by distorting the truth, and David Hare’s brilliant script weaves a relevant and thrilling journey,” Foster and Krasnoff wrote in a statement. “We are very excited to be working with such a lauded cast, lead by the incredible Hilary Swank and Tom Wilkinson Coupled with director Mick Jackson — it truly is an award-winning combination.”

Academy-award nominee Tom Wilkinson will play a barrister. The role of David Irving has yet to be cast.

After losing the libel suit against Lipstadt and her publisher, Penguin Books, Irving was forced into bankrupcy and denied access to conferences and public events. In 2005, he was arrested in Austria, where he pleaded guilty to the charge of “trivialising, grossly playing down and denying the Holocaust,” and sentenced to three years in jail. In 2006, he was released and banned from ever returning to the country.

Irving now denies denying the Holocaust, and acknowledges that the Nazis did murder Jews in the Holocaust — though he holds the number to be 2.4 million, rather than the widely accepted 6 million. This makes no difference to Deborah Lipstadt.

“Do I care whether he said 2.4 million or zero?” Lipstadt told the Forward in 2007. “Bottom line is, he’s an unrepentant, committed antisemite.”

In any case, there is more than enough material here to guarantee the requisite amount of nail-biting angst required of any good legal drama.


http://forward.com/the-assimilator/3069 ... ew-biopic/

Let's go back in time with this letter from Professor Faurisson to Deborah Lipstadt:





Robert FAURISSON to Mrs Deborah LIPSTADT
Occidental College
Eagle Rock
Los Angeles, California 90041

June 28, 1989



Dear Mrs Lipstadt,

I received you yesterday from noon to 6 pm. I am afraid it was not worth the while.

On my table, right in front of you, I had (in your dossier, which I did not open in your presence) the paper that you presented at the Oxford Conference in July 1988. In this paper you clearly say that the revisionists are liars, denying established facts by antisemitism. For you, revisionism is a subtle form of antisemitism. In California, you teach the history of antisemitism and, for you, Faurisson as well as Butz and others are some sort of antisemite that a good teacher of your kind cannot ignore. Those views are perhaps rather simple but I think that they inspired most of the questions that you put to me. You spoke very little, but enough anyway to show what you had in mind.

What you had (and have) in mind is this:

1. The genocide and the gas chambers are established facts;

2. The revisionists deny those established facts;

3. I have to find the motives of those revisionists for behaving in such a way.

And you are normally prone to believe, as many people do, that the motives are essentially those of antisemitism.

I agree with you that, when a person denies an established fact, there is something wrong with that person but, precisely in the case of the genocide and the gas chambers, are we facing "established facts"?

Let us suppose for one minute that they are NOT established facts but only, as I kept repeating to you, religious beliefs. In that case, don't you think that the motive of those revisionists might be the most simple one that you can imagine, which is to say spontaneously: "The King is naked!"? Is it not normal, when you see that something is wrong, to say that it is wrong? As we say in French, why are you "looking for the midday sun at two o'clock"?

Now, don't get me wrong! I know that in the mind of the man who shouts "The King is naked!" there might be ALSO some other feelings, impulses, passions, etc. Maybe he does not like the King, maybe he hates the courtiers, maybe he is pleased to find himself as a trouble maker but all those things are peripheral since the first, the essential and the central motive is the FACT that the king was naked.

You must begin at the beginning. When Arno J. Mayer writes: "Sources for the study of the gas chambers are at once rare and unreliable", should you not wonder if this is not true before deciding that it is untrue and before looking for the "why" of this "untruthfulness"?

I noticed that you did not seem to know very much about the layout of the concentration camps and their gas chambers. As I told you, this is sadly the case of nearly all the exterminationists and of too many of the revisionists. Most of them are what I call "paper historians". They have been at school all their life and they are used to thinking that papers are more than material items. A man like Ditlieb Felderer, knowing Auschwitz better than I know Vichy, is superior to any historian as far as Auschwitz, center of the "Holocaust" question, is concerned. You should go and visit carefully those camps and those so-called gas chambers. You need one second to see in the "gas chamber" of Krema-I the ridiculous little door with its window; you need two seconds to see the ridiculous "openings" in the roof which are not at all air-tight; you need one more second to notice that the space is so limited; one second to realise that there is no heating system, no evacuation system and no trace whatsoever of it; a few seconds to see that the doors are inward-opening (!) which means that, if bodies were there, you could not even open those doors; a few seconds to see that walls had been removed in order to make the place look more important, etc. I know of nothing so stupid as those alleged gas chambers that you can visit everywhere, including Struthof-Natzweiler which you visited and Sachsenhausen which you did not visit and where you can find exactly the same type of Leichenkeller which in Birkenau is called Gas Chamber! Excuse me, I know something more stupid: it is Treblinka.

I told you that my worst enemies were the Jewish organisations and I gave you many proofs of their impudent activities which aim to protect what I consider, after so much research, as a historical lie. You looked surprised. In your opinion, it seems that the Jewish organisations are not in the forefront of the repression of revisionism! Let me tell you that your surprise is surprising. Those organisations consider the problem of revisionism exactly as you consider it. For them, as well as for you, revisionism is a perverted form of antisemitism and, therefore, they fight against that form of antisemitism. What do you expect? That they would stop fighting antisemitism?

I asked you: "Did you ever ask yourself or your students if the Jews had some responsibility in antisemitism, as Bernard Lazare dared to say?" And your answer was: "No"!!! Is it wise or scientific not to ask that kind of question?

I wish FOR YOUR SAKE that the revisionists were antisemites. That would mean that they were inspired by passion. As you know, passion makes you say silly things.

When you asked to come and visit me in Vichy, I immediately accepted because I believe in human contacts. But I am afraid I was wrong.


Best wishes, 
R. Faurisson


P.S. I told you something like three times that I do not believe in the " conspiracy theory" or, as you put it, in the "sinister conspiratorial forces" theory. I gave you my reasons and I called this theory "childish". As a matter of fact, Jews are prone to believe in that theory, which they find satisfactory when it applies to antisemitism and absurd when it is invoked by antisemites.


June 28, 1989



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Re: Hilary Swank Will Play Deborah Lipstadt in New Biopic

Postby borjastick » 1 year 11 months ago (Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:32 pm)

Ms Lipstadt should be so lucky, she's an ugly munter at the best of times and is blessed to have such a beauty to play her, in the form of the oh so sexy Hilary Swank.
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Postby Dresden » 1 year 11 months ago (Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:49 pm)

phdnm said:

"Hilary Swank Will Play Deborah Lipstadt in New Biopic"

Why send a woman to do a man's job?
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Postby Inquisitor » 1 year 11 months ago (Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:02 pm)

Sure...that's believable:

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Postby Hektor » 1 year 11 months ago (Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:22 am)

Guess they try to achieve with the movie what they didn't manage in the real world. Portray Lipstadt & Co. in the shiniest light, while David Irving and others she got a problem with will be shown as villains, fools, awkward characters.....

Didn't they do something like that with Fred Leuchter several years ago?

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Postby EtienneSC » 1 year 11 months ago (Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:19 am)

I see the screenplay is by David Hare. I wonder if he will include the following dialogue from Lipstadt's History on Trial:
As Rampton’s questions grew more aggressive, I became decidedly uncomfortable. He seemed to be demanding that Robert Jan prove that people were murdered in the gas chambers. Finally, Rampton asked impatiently, “Isn’t it time trustworthy experts did an extensive scientific study of this place?” I was stunned by Rampton’s apparent conviction that we needed a scientific study to “prove” the gas chambers were killing factories. Unable to contain myself, I burst out, “Why do we need scientific studies?"

It would be worth the money to see how Hilary Swank coped with the challenge of such lines.

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Postby borjastick » 1 year 11 months ago (Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:30 am)

The only good thing about this is that almost no one will see this tripe. It will get a very small and mainly holocaust supporting tribe of customers. Straight to DVD me thinks, cannot see this getting a general release.
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Postby Hektor » 1 year 11 months ago (Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:06 am)

borjastick wrote:The only good thing about this is that almost no one will see this tripe. It will get a very small and mainly holocaust supporting tribe of customers. Straight to DVD me thinks, cannot see this getting a general release.


If I recall it rightly virtually all Holocaust themed movies have been flops with the exception of Schwindler's List and that soap opera that coined the term.

Etienne, browsing through transcripts may reveal even more gems by Lipstadt.

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Postby Hannover » 1 year 11 months ago (Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:11 am)

I believe this will provide another great opportunity. This forum and CODOH in general will demonstrate repeatedly everything which the shysters making this movie either distort, completely lie about, or avoid.
Quotes from the trial, a la Etienne's above, can be thrown into the faces of the 'holocaust' Industry.

Such a movie is also certain to garner more publicity for Revisionism.
The more they try to defend the impossible and ridiculous, the more obvious the fraudulent storyline becomes.
'holocaust' Revisionism is everywhere and growing, it's simple as that. That is the reason that this movie is being made.

This movie will not be about honesty, in a word, it's all about desperation.

And Hilary Swank portraying Lipstadt? Whoa! Incredibly symbolic of the Big Lie.

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The 'holocaust' storyline is one of the most easily debunked narratives ever contrived. That is why those who question it are arrested and persecuted. That is why violent, racist, & privileged Jewish supremacists demand censorship. What sort of truth is it that crushes the freedom to seek the truth? Truth needs no protection from scrutiny.

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Postby Dresden » 1 year 11 months ago (Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:55 am)

Hannover said:

"And Hilary Swank portraying Lipstadt? Whoa! Incredibly symbolic of the Big Lie"


That's a good point; I never thought of that.

They should have had Roseanne Barr play the part.
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Postby Kingfisher » 1 year 11 months ago (Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:42 am)

borjastick wrote:The only good thing about this is that almost no one will see this tripe. It will get a very small and mainly holocaust supporting tribe of customers. Straight to DVD me thinks, cannot see this getting a general release.

I'm with Hannover on this one. If it has any success at all it will shine light on revisionism. Look at all the publicity the original court case and Irving's later imprisonment in Austria generated. It could be an own goal as people who had not previously thought about it will say
"There are people who question the Holocaust? How odd. What can they possibly say if it's 'the most documented event in history'?"

and if they don't find out from the film they can go on the Web like the rest of us did, something now a part of everyday life, which it wasn't in 2001 or even 2006.

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Re: Hilary Swank Will Play Deborah Lipstadt in New Biopic

Postby borjastick » 1 year 11 months ago (Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:59 pm)

Yes I can see what Hannover and Kingfisher are saying and agree that it could be an open goal for Revisionism.

The other issue here is the Why? This is hardly the greatest act of the holocaust in recent years and is hardly known by most of the general populace. I think H could be right that they are running scared and are clutching at straws trying to re-visit the story over and over not only to press home their version of events but to try and discredit Revisionism and Deniers. Fat chance of the latter happening, it's all too late for that.

As for the levity of casting if not Roseanne Barr then why not Miriam Margolyes?
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