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April 11, 2017

Denial is back in the news

Filed under: David Irving, Holocaust, movies, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 1:37 pm

Denial is back in the news and I don’t mean a river in Egypt. I am writing about a movie about the Holocaust, which has the title “Denial.”

You can read about it in this news article:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/91395674/denial-director-mick-jackson-tells-how-he-touched-the-holocaust-with-his-hands

The following quote is from the news article, cited above:

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Denial opens in New Zealand cinemas on April 13.

It wasn’t that the holocaust touched  British filmmaker Mick Jackson, more that he touched it.

That’s what persuaded the former The Bodyguard and LA Story director to return to big screen filmmaking after 14 years to make Denial.

Based on Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt’s book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, it dramatists her defence against David Irving’s charges of libel. He claimed she was part of a worldwide conspiracy attempting to discredit him as a historian.

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11 Comments »

  1. It is both ironic and humorous that at the time of the Trial, Lipstadt was claiming that the deaths at Auschwitz were 2.5 million and the deaths at
    Majdanek were 1.4 million. Since then the official death tolls have dropped millions; 1.5 million for Auschwitz and 1.32 million for Majdanek.
    For an accurate discussion of the Trial see:
    https://codoh.com/library/document/4101/

    Comment by david Merlin — April 12, 2017 @ 8:22 pm

  2. The dishonesty of the movie is amazing and profoundly ironic.
    At the time of the trial Lipstadt was claiming that over 2.5 million people were killed at Auschwitz and 1.4 at Majdanek. Both figures have since been
    reduced by millions; Auschwitz by 1.5 million and Majdanek by 1.32 million. For more of Lipstadt’s gross distortions see:

    https://codoh.com/library/document/4101/

    Comment by david Merlin — April 12, 2017 @ 8:19 pm

  3. Illuminating he Holocaust

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — April 11, 2017 @ 10:04 pm

  4. It dramatists?

    Comment by Jett Rucker — April 11, 2017 @ 3:55 pm

  5. Ever wonder why Deborah Lipstadt didn’t testify against David Irving? Why ruin a bad movie any worse then you can.
    https://jrizoli.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/irvinglipstadt-trial-why-no-testimony/

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — April 11, 2017 @ 2:07 pm

    • You wrote: “Ever wonder why Deborah Lipstadt didn’t testify against David Irving?”

      David Irving is a walking encyclopedia. He knows history backwards and forwards. Lipstadt knows nothing. She was kept off the witness stand for a reason. The movie did not accurately portray Irving. I have met him. He is very nice, and very charming. Besides that, he is a handsome man. This movie was not at all accurate.

      Comment by furtherglory — April 11, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

  6. Save your money and don’t go see this stinker. Do your mind a favor instead and go read Trevor Lynch’s excellent review of DENIAL (and the Greek Tragedy that is career of historian David Irving) here: https://www.counter-currents.com/2016/11/denial/

    Comment by Charles Krafft — April 11, 2017 @ 2:02 pm

    • Thanks for the link — a key sentence from the review: And Lipstadt was just one player in an organized Jewish campaign to destroy Irving’s reputation as an author because he lent that reputation to the cause of Holocaust revisionism.

      Comment by eah — April 11, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

      • That was a great review…..about time someone got it right.

        JR

        Comment by Jim Rizoli — April 11, 2017 @ 2:33 pm

    • You wrote “Do your mind a favor instead and go read Trevor Lynch’s excellent review of DENIAL.” Too late. I have seen Denial already. One of worst faults of the movie is that the actor who played David Irving was not the right actor for this part. David Irving is a handsome man and this actor was not suitable to play him.

      Comment by furtherglory — April 11, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

      • was not the right actor for this part

        This is covered in the review:

        Of course, this being a movie, distorting history to forward a Left-liberal agenda is apparently fair game. For example, since people associate beauty with goodness and ugliness with evil, the frumpy, mannish, 50-something Deborah Lipstadt is played by the beautiful 40-something fashion-model/actress Rachel Weisz…The evil Nazis and Holocaust deniers, by contrast, are uglied up by the casting department. David Irving, who was quite the ladies’ man, is played by a short, chinless, jowly, bug-eyed, thoroughly repulsive actor.

        Comment by eah — April 11, 2017 @ 6:09 pm


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