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  • "Meanwhile, Andrew Wallenstein, deputy editor of The Hollywood Reporter, suggested in a commentary on National Public Radio that some filmmakers were 'exploiting mass tragedy to earn the kind of gravitas the Holocaust confers.'

    'While it would be nice to chalk up this trend to some grand artistic need to grapple with such a terrifying period of history, you have to note the timing of the release of these films,' Wallenstein said.'Let's just say it: The real reason we see so many of these movies is that they're awards bait.'"

    - Filmmakers 'using Holocaust as Oscars bait',, 19 Feb 2009.

    February 20, 2009