Not entirely true. I haven't measured precisely, but I can get some rise out of mine, as well as a modicum of tilt, swing and shift. I get dark corners when I tilt it back as far as the Speed Graphic's front standard will allow, but movements are indeed possible, especially at portrait focusing distances.
Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh
I will concede that, when used wide open, the movements are commonly used to augment the lens's quirks and to exploit its shallow DoF rather than correct for perspective in the traditional manner.