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PostSubject: Director Bennett Miller "blurs the lines"    Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:08 pm



"Foxcatcher" wrestler Mark Schultz slams film, director Bennett Miller


Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in a scene from "Foxcatcher."  Sony Pictures Classics

Mark Schultz, the former Olympic wrestler whose life inspired the Oscar hopeful "Foxcatcher," has lashed out online about the film and its director, Bennett Miller.

On his Twitter and Facebook pages, Schultz expressed dissatisfaction with how he's portrayed in the movie, which tells the story of him, his brother David and their relationship with his coach and benefactor, millionaire John du Pont (played by Steve Carell).

"#Foxcatcher couldn't have portrayed me more inaccurately if they tried," he tweeted on Dec. 21.

Schultz also unleashed a series of harsh tweets about the film and Miller on Wednesday, that were later deleted. According to The Hollywood Reporter, those messages included, "I HATE BENNETT MILLER," "Everything I've ever said positive about the movie I take back. I hate it. i hate it. i hate it. I hate it. i hate it. i hate it. I hate it" and "YOU CROSSED THE LINE MILLER. WE'RE DONE. YOU'RE CAREER IS OVER. YOU THINK I CAN'T DO IT. WATCH ME."

On Facebook, he posted a message contesting details of the film he calls inaccurate, including one scene that he believes suggests a sexual relationship between him and du Pont.

"The personalities and relationships between the characters in the film are primarily fiction and somewhat insulting," Schultz wrote. "Leaving the audience with a feeling that somehow there could have been a sexual relationship between duPont and I is a sickening and insulting lie."



"I told Bennett Miller to cut that scene out and he said it was to give the audience the feeling that duPont was encroaching on your privacy and personal space. I wasn't explicit so I didn't have a problem with it," he continued. "Then after reading 3 or 4 reviews interpreting it sexually, and jeopardizing my legacy, they need to have a press conference to clear the air, or I will."

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PostSubject: Re: Director Bennett Miller "blurs the lines"    Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:12 pm

“Foxcatcher” Wrestler Mark Schultz Appears To Go On Tirade About The Film And Director Bennett Miller


“Leaving the audience with a feeling that somehow there could have been a sexual relationship between duPont and I is a sickening and insulting lie.”


Originally posted on Dec. 31, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Updated on Jan. 1, 2015, at 5:41 p.m.

Adam B. Vary
BuzzFeed News Reporter



On early Wednesday morning, a Twitter account attributed to former Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz, whose story is depicted in the feature film Foxcatcher, went on a lengthy, all-caps tirade about the movie, and its director, Bennett Miller.

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YOU CROSSED THE LINE MILLER. WE'RE DONE. YOU'RE CAREER IS OVER. YOU THINK I CAN'T DO IT. WATCH ME.
— MarkSchultzy (@Mark Schultz)
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YOU THINK I'M GOING TO SIT BACK AND WATCH YOU DESTROY MY NAME AND REPUTATION I SWEAT BLOOD FOR. YOU AINT' SEEN NOTHING YET DUDE.
— MarkSchultzy (@Mark Schultz)
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I BUILT THIS HOUSE AND I'LL TEAR IT DOWN. YOU THINK I CAN'T TAKE YOU DOWN COZ UR A DIRECTOR. WATCH ME BENNETT... http://t.co/wQSKgq9Pwz
— MarkSchultzy (@Mark Schultz)
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I CAN TOLERATE A LOT OF THINGS BUT I DON'T TOLERATE DISRESPECT. WE'RE DONE BENNETT.
— MarkSchultzy (@Mark Schultz)
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Everything I've ever said positive about the movie I take back. I hate it. i hate it. i hate it. I hate it. i hate it. i hate it. I hate it
— MarkSchultzy (@Mark Schultz)
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I HATE BENNETT MILLER.
— MarkSchultzy (@Mark Schultz)

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I HATE EVERYTHING THAT SCUM TOUCHES. EVERYTHING!!!
— MarkSchultzy (@Mark Schultz)

On Tuesday, a post on a personal Facebook account credited to Mark Schultz listed a litany of perceived factual errors in the film.



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The post singles out a sequence in which there is the implication that Schultz (played by Channing Tatum in the film) and du Pont (Steve Carell) may have had a sexual relationship, though the film never explicitly states such a relationship existed.


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The personalities and relationships between the characters in the film are primarily fiction and somewhat insulting. Leaving the audience with a feeling that somehow there could have been a sexual relationship between duPont and I is a sickening and insulting lie. I told Bennett Miller to cut that scene out and he said it was to give the audience the feeling that duPont was encroaching on your privacy and personal space. I wasn’t explicit so I didn’t have a problem with it. Then after reading 3 or 4 reviews interpreting it sexually, and jeopardizing my legacy, they need to have a press conference to clear the air, or I will.

In May, Schultz attended the world premiere for the film at the Cannes Film Festival in France with Miller (left), and Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Tatum (right).


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Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Mark Schultz and Channing Tatum
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He has since been giving interviews in support of the movie and his autobiography of the same title, which debuted four days after the film’s Nov. 14 release.

The film does take some liberties with the story of how Schultz and his brother Dave (Ruffalo) came to work with John du Pont, the heir to the enormous du Pont family fortune who became obsessed with Olympic wrestling.



Scott Garfield/Sony Pictures Classics
Du Pont killed Dave Schultz in 1996, well after Mark Schultz had left du Pont’s Foxcatcher estate.

Just two days ago, however, a post to a public Facebook page attributed to Schultz indicated clear support for the film’s actors.



facebook.com

Emails from BuzzFeed News to reps for Schultz, Miller, Tatum, and Sony Pictures Classics, and a phone call to Schultz, were not immediately returned for comment.


UPDATE: On Jan. 1, Schultz posted a link to a statement on his public Facebook page apologizing for “the harshness of my language,” but stating that “I in no way regret standing up for myself.”




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PostSubject: Re: Director Bennett Miller "blurs the lines"    Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:13 pm

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December 30, 2014 at 4:07am · Edited ·
I was already an Olympic and WORLD Champion before I met du Pont. The director took my 1985 World Title away in the film. I was not emotionally fragile as critics suggest. I didn't move to Pennsylvania to wrestle for Foxcatcher. I took an assistant coaching job at Villanova. I never looked up to duPont as a mentor, leader, father figure. He was a lot dirtier the first time I met him and he was drunk. He told me he would have nothing to do with Villanova which was the only reason I went there. du Pont was a repulsive sickening freak. I could barely stand looking at him. I never touched him except for a photo at the hall of fame and when I threw him in a headlock for a documentary. I never showed him any moves or taught him anything about wrestling. I never coached him in a wrestling match. I never read any speech he gave me. I never dyed my hair. Dave was my older brother and I loved him more than anything. He protected me but he was hard on me. I wouldn't call him a father figure. I have a great father who I got separated from in a divorce. After I won the NCAA's and Dave took 2nd, Dave started asking me about my technique and of course I taught him. He went around the 1983 NCAA's calling himself "Mark Schultz's brother". haha. I was a 3x NCAA Champion. Dave won one. In 1984 I was better at collegiate style . Dave was better in Freestyle. Screen writer Dan Futterman said in an interview "Mark could never ever beat Dave". That was true in freestyle until 1985 when I won the 1985 Worlds and beat the 1985 world champion at the weight above me. In 1986 I started getting the upper hand on Dave in freestyle. I never worked out in the new wrestling complex duPont built in 1989. I quit wrestling after losing in the 1988 Olympics and left the farm. Dave moved onto Foxcatcher Farms in 1989. In 1991 I became the assistant coach at BYU. I became a Jiu-Jitsu fighter in 1993 after a match with Rickson Gracie. I became the BYU Head Coach in 1994 until 2000. Dave was never a university head coach like the movie portrays. Dave was very technical but so was I. I didn't talk as much as Dave but I was very articulate. My father was a college english professor. We grew up listening to an intellectual. My grandparents were also very intelligent. In 1997 I earned a masters degree at BYU with a 3.6 gpa. Now I'm a corporate speaker and life coach. The movie doesn't show hardly any of my victories. It focuses on my losses. The personalities and relationships between the characters in the film are primarily fiction and, although Channing is outstanding, the personality is not accurate. However, I think Channing played me the only way it was possible to play me due to the confines of the director's vision.

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PostSubject: Re: Director Bennett Miller "blurs the lines"    Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:14 pm



The riveting true story of Olympic wrestling gold medal-winning brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their fatal relationship with the eccentric John du Pont, heir to the du Pont dynasty

On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal winner and wrestling golden boy, was shot three times by du Pont family heir John E. du Pont at the famed Foxcatcher Farms estate in Pennsylvania. Following the murder there was a tense standoff when du Pont barricaded himself in his home for two days before he was finally captured.

Foxcatcher is gold medal winner Mark Schultz’s memoir, revealing what made him and his brother champion and what brought them to Foxcatcher Farms. It’s a vivid portrait of the complex relationship he and his brother had with du Pont, a man whose catastrophic break from reality led to tragedy. No one knows the inside story of what went on behind the scenes at Foxcatcher Farms—and inside John du Pont’s head—better than Mark Schultz.

The incredible true story of these championship-winning brothers and the wealthiest convicted murderer of all time will be making headlines this fall, and Mark’s memoir will reveal the true inside story.

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PostSubject: Re: Director Bennett Miller "blurs the lines"    Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:17 pm

All three were jewish - DuPont and the Schultz brothers. DuPont was known as a "Sexual Tornado" - many a young man was left reeling on the ground, they were limp, and drained. But, a silly movie that's purpose is just to talk about jewish persecution.
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PostSubject: Re: Director Bennett Miller "blurs the lines"    Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:22 am

Was pretty surprised to see a movie made about DuPont/Schultz deal. But of course it turns out to be BS I guess. DuPont chimpout not well remembered though there have been a couple of true-crime tv shows. Cops took it easy on DuPont, any regular guy woulda been filled full of holes by cops.

DuPonts are old-line Cryptos like Rockefellers eh? Delaware an interesting state, basically a personal plantation of DuPonts plus being corporate tax haven. Dover DE NASCAR track is among worst in the circuit: dangerous for drivers & terrible sight-lines etc for spectators. Dover track located next to shopping mall/casino/dog & horse tracks which shows the Jew mentality. Lame effort at oligarchical "Bread & Circuses".
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PostSubject: Re: Director Bennett Miller "blurs the lines"    Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:04 pm

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Was pretty surprised to see a movie made about DuPont/Schultz deal.  But of course it turns out to be BS I guess.  DuPont chimpout not well remembered though there have been a couple of true-crime tv shows.  Cops took it easy on DuPont, any regular guy woulda been filled full of holes by cops.

DuPonts are old-line Cryptos like Rockefellers eh?  Delaware an interesting state, basically a personal plantation of DuPonts plus being corporate tax haven.  Dover DE NASCAR track is among worst in the circuit:  dangerous for drivers & terrible sight-lines etc for spectators.  Dover track located next to shopping mall/casino/dog & horse tracks which shows the Jew mentality.  Lame effort at oligarchical "Bread & Circuses".

Reminds me of Biden.  All bad except the beaches.

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PostSubject: Re: Director Bennett Miller "blurs the lines"    Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:26 pm

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All three were jewish - DuPont and the Schultz brothers. DuPont was known as a "Sexual Tornado" - many a young man was left reeling on the ground, they were limp, and drained. But, a silly movie that's purpose is just to talk about jewish persecution.

Working with a gang of DuPonts during the 9/11 season in corporate offices, was scary to say the least.
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PostSubject: Re: Director Bennett Miller "blurs the lines"    Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:15 am

Delaware has several sumptuous DuPont-owned gardens for tourists. But they charge admittance fees 'cause, you know, DuPonts are pressed for money.

Once camped at Cape Henlopen DE, kinda interesting. Right near an abandoned WWII airbase which had many unused roads for walking though I'm not sure it's technically permitted. State Park has some of the old look-out towers plus a popular fishing pier where I saw quite a few Amish.
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PostSubject: Re: Director Bennett Miller "blurs the lines"    Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:10 pm

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Delaware has several sumptuous DuPont-owned gardens for tourists.  But they charge admittance fees 'cause, you know, DuPonts are pressed for money.

Once camped at Cape Henlopen DE, kinda interesting.  Right near an abandoned WWII airbase which had many unused roads for walking though I'm not sure it's technically permitted.  State Park has some of the old look-out towers plus a popular fishing pier where I saw quite a few Amish.

Know the place well, it's nice and low key.  They could develop it and draw more there, but that doesn't appear to be the plan.

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