Weinstein Defends Holocaust Movies
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has defended the glut of Holocaust films emerging from Hollywood - insisting the tragic events are a "wonderful" subject to study.
Six new movies released in December (08) centre on the mass slaughter of Jews in 1940s Germany, including The Reader - starring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes - Defiance, Tom Cruise's Valkyrie, and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
Some critics have argued that the story is too gloomy for the festive season - but Weinstein insists it's an important subject for filmmakers to tackle.
He tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "What a wonderful subject to explore in as many ways as possible. I hope our children get educated about the Holocaust, so it will be 'Never again'."
Other Holocaust-themed films due to hit cinemas include Adam Resurrected, and Good, which stars Viggo Mortensen and will be released on December 31 (08).