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October 22, 2016

Will the movie, named Denial, win an award for the worst movie ever made?

Filed under: Holocaust, movies — furtherglory @ 10:23 am
Debra Lipstadt

Debra Lipstadt

You can read a review of the movie “Denial” at http://buffalonews.com/2016/10/20/overly-clinical-denial-puts-holocaust-denier-trial/

The following quote is from the movie review:

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The film’s most emotional moment comes when Lipstadt and her legal team visit Aushwitz [Birkenau], a death camp not built to be one. As the discussion turns to proving the cyanide [Zyklon-B] used to kill Jews wasn’t for simply disinfecting against lice, Lipstadt drifts away to recite a prayer in Hebrew by the ruins of a gas chamber, while a raindrop that looks like a teardrop hangs from nearby barbed wire [fence].

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I agree that this is a great scene, but it is a very deceitful scene. Would it have killed the producers of this film to have gone to Birkenau in the summer time, so that we could have seen the ruins of the gas chamber very clearly!

The following quote is also from the movie review:

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Numerous sequences [in the film] of Lipstadt jogging or talking with Holocaust survivors are shoved between the trial sequences, and while these events may actually have transpired, they don’t push the plot forward at all. In fact, trimming these scenes would have led to a tighter script, allowing the suspenseful legal thriller hidden in this film to blossom more fully.

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The point is that this film is very bad, and the scenes of Lipstadt jogging make it worse. I have never jogged in my whole life; I consider jogging to be bad for one’s health. I go for a walk every day, and that’s good enough for me. There will never be a movie about me, so I don’t need to jog.

9 Comments »

  1. How the hell do you make a movie with one of the main characters not even being interviewed?

    Comment by rizolitv — October 23, 2016 @ 7:13 pm

    • So you can make it biased as hell. Clearly there’s only one side of the story as far as they’re concerned

      Comment by Tim — October 23, 2016 @ 8:57 pm

  2. If nothing else,it got her fat ass back on the front page of the national holo museum. She said (this is not verbatim) “a society that tolerates antisemitism,leads to other forms of hate and racism”. The Klan was around long before antisemitism,was given much thought in this country. Are they not a hate based group?

    Dipshit said if we deny the holo,it leads to denial of other important historical facts. Well gee whiz. I guess we can blame the people who deny the holo,for saying that the landing on the moon was a hoax.

    She said something to the effect that the movie,”is a wake up call to the truth”. Whatever. This lady has too much free time. I think she just needs to get laid.

    Go to the U S holo museum site. Read for yourself what she said. Talk about a soapbox to stand on.

    One other thing. She used a quote from Dr. King on her site. I don’t care what anyone says. She and Dr. King are hardly alike.

    Comment by Tim — October 23, 2016 @ 9:51 am

  3. It probably won’t be assigned the worst move. It still is going to suck.

    Comment by Denying-History — October 22, 2016 @ 11:34 am

    • It was at 5.6 on IMDB 2 days ago and is at 5.8 now. That’s not a very good score. Anything below 6.0 is generally thought to be something of a stinker. If it hits 6.0, that will put it at the category of a movie that one could possibly like, but probably not.

      I thought the acting pretty good, actually. Just a poor storyline – the way they did it. A movie about the trial COULD be a very good movie. This one isn’t though.

      Comment by blake121666 — October 22, 2016 @ 10:09 pm

      • I generally don’t base my views of how a movie will turn on from just IMDB…. Though I would probably agree with Michael Wehle about the movie.

        It’s not that the acting being bad, it’s just the idea about Hollywood making it. They could at least quote people correctly like the PBS documentary holocaust on trial instead of a dramatization.

        Comment by Denying-History — October 22, 2016 @ 10:16 pm

  4. I would bet the scene that had her praying never even happen, I’m sure she’s not even a religious Jew she probably doesn’t even believe in God she’s probably an atheist and she definitely doesn’t pray that’s my take on it. Most Jews are Humanist/Secular Jews…as far from God as you can be…
    I was getting a haircut the other day and I was talking to a guy who was Jewish and he didn’t believe in the Bible or any of that and I said how can you call yourself a Jew the Jews sprang up from the pages of the Bible so that’s the point they like to take the name Jew but not what goes along with it they only used the name as it benefits them to control people for the past sins that they feel happen against them.
    Of course if they only knew the name Jew was used by God to describe them as a wicked apostate evil people. The truth is the true Israelites were God’s chosen people at one time but then fell away from true worship and turned to worshipping false Gods… they at that point turned into the Jews.

    JR

    Comment by jrizoli — October 22, 2016 @ 10:42 am

    • You wrote: “I would bet the scene that had her [Debra] praying [at Birkenau] never even happen,”

      That was my first thought, when I saw this scene. I don’t believe that she ever bothered to go to Birkenau.

      Comment by furtherglory — October 22, 2016 @ 10:51 am

      • Wouldn’t it be a most appropriate that Denial be the worst movie ever since the “heroine” of the movie is one of the most despicable, memetically mendacious monstosity. as is everyone connected with the making of this dreck on film. Remember years ago there was movie presentation in theaters called Cinerama. “Denial” should be shown in a process especially designed for this crap… Stinkaroma!

        Comment by Shafar Nullifidian — October 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm


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