"A Strange Battle": What is true (and fiction) in Felicity Jones' new movie

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"A Strange Battle": What is true (and fiction) in Felicity Jones' new movie

It tells the true story – with some inventions in between – by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Felicity Jones is the protagonist of the story.

Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court has given this talk in the film. In May, he premiered the documentary film "RBG", which crowned some of the great episodes of his career and personal life with interviews – both himself and family members, friends and colleagues.

This Thursday, January 10, premiere "A Different Match". The movie made by Mimi Leader focuses on a certain time in Ginsburg's life. She is played by Felicity Jones, while her husband, Martin "Marty" Ginsburg, became Armie Hammer.

She focuses on her early years as a mother, a college student, a teacher, and then a lawyer. It has been going on for more than a decade and is the main case of gender discrimination in Ginsburg, Moritz v. Commissioner, 1972.

Charles Moritz was the plaintiff. It was an unmarried son who took care of her mother – she was very sick. Under the current law, Moritz could not deduct certain expenses from his mother to be a solitary man – he had to be divorced or a widower who would be included in these parameters. On the other hand, any woman at that time would be entitled to these deductions. Therefore, it was a case of discrimination against the male sex.

In the film, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is portrayed as the woman she is: a strong woman. He takes care of his daughter, Jane, while participating in the Harvard classes, and helps the man follow him, even after he was diagnosed with the testicles. It was quite serious at that time.

Although the judge has been involved in the production of the film, there are several parts in the story that are fiction. "This film is partly in fact, and partly imaginative – but what is amazing about it is that the imagined parts fit perfectly into the story," Ginsburg told the NPR. cited by the time.

The authors – including Ginsburg's nephew Daniel Stiepleman – decided that reality did not always serve the story. Nine made a mistake on "A Different Match". That's what is true, partly true or just fiction.

Fiction: Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to the men's classes for him when Marty did cancer treatment

In the movie, when Marty is diagnosed with cancer, he and Ruth decide they will face the disease together. Shortly afterwards, Ruth arrives late – with books and a briefcase in her hand – for a classroom full of men at Harvard. She explains to the teacher that she will be in her husband's classes for him – in addition to going to own.

Although cancer and the couple's reaction was true, Ruth did not participate in her husband's classes during his third year of law school. It was his colleagues who helped him most in this task: they took notes to him and even gave him an explanation.

"Therefore, I do not think Harvard is the fiercely competitive institution as it is sometimes described. When Marty got sick, my colleagues and colleagues gathered around us and helped them spend the year," so Ginsburg in an interview.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the movie, in her husband's class.

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