Werd wrote:I tend to agree with Douglas way above and Baron just now. Irving getting simple facts wrong doesn't bode well for his reputation. Neither does his apparent gas chamber affirmation. Am I the only one who sees a pattern with David the wack job Irving? If Ernst Zundel, Germar Rudolf and Jurgen Graaf have problems with Irving, then maybe we should listen.
Irving won't stop to be a pain in the ass of serious revisionism. Because of his disproportionate pride and excessive arrogance, he lost his trial against Liptadt. He thought rashly that it was not necessary to require the help of serious revisionists to strengthen his position and of a lawyer who dominates the legal procedures. He thought he could get away by himself only against a battalion of lawyers and researchers exterminationist financed by the millions $ of Jewish lobbies. Bad for him.
That circus didn't stop in 2000. There is more to be. On April 2009, Lipstadt had announced on his blog the preparation of a movie based on his book "History on Trial". If such film is actually made, we can then prepare ourselves for a typical biased exterminationist recite in which Liptadt will be introduced as a Holohero (Emma Thomson?) despite she was totally mute during the trial. And, by any chance, the holes will finally appear at Krema II...
The article on Liptadt's blog "History on Trial" Optioned for a Movie gives links towards 2 comments on the press.
'Soloist' team will put history on 'Trial' by Michael Fleming
Film based on true story of Deborah Lipstadt, 'History on Trial'
"The Soloist" partners Participant Media and Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment will next duet on "History on Trial."
It will be the true story of Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of Jewish Studies at Emory U., who was forced to defend herself in a courtroom and prove the existence of the Holocaust.
Book to Film News - 'Reaper' Writers and 'History on Trial' by Monika Bartyzel
Basically, she named David Irving (author of WWII books) as a Holocaust denier in a book about the denial movement, and he sued her. Under British law, the burden of proof landed at her feet and the trial became a he-said, she-said about whether the Holocaust happened, including claims from him that Anne Frank's diary was a romantic novel and "more people died in Ted Kennedy's car at Chappaquidick than in the gas chambers at Auschwitz." Max Borenstein will pen the adaptation, and as of now, no director is attached. It's way too early to cast, but I'm going to throw out a name anyway -- Emma Thompson as Lipstadt.
It seems that there is nothing cooking for a soon release. A quick research with "Lipstadt" on IMDB gives only 3 hits. Beside her academic consultancy in the documentary "The American Experience" (episode "America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference", 1994), she appeared as herself in 'The O'Reilly Factor' and as guest in The Charlie Rose Show (2011). Nothing about the trial's stuff.