Oskar Schindler is a vain and greedy German businessman who becomes an unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric German Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp, it is a testament to the good in all of us.Written by
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Director Steven Spielberg often watched episodes of Seinfeld (1989) during the shooting to relieve some of the stress of the material. Ironically, this film became a part of Seinfeld later on: episode Seinfeld: The Raincoats (1994) features a story line where Jerry can't have sex with his girlfriend because of his parents' overlong stay at his house, so he makes out with her at a movie theater. However, the theater is showing "Schindler's List", and Newman rats him out to his Jewish parents. See more »
When Oskar is in bed with his wife and talking, his head is resting on her. But in the next shot, when she leans up/turns over to talk to him he is a lot further away from her. See more »
[a Hebrew prayer is chanted, followed by a flashback to 1940s Poland]
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There are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more »
At the end of the sequence in which the family is kicked out of their apartment and forced into the ghetto, while Oskar Schindler moves in to their former home, a stream of fellow Jews pour through the family's new apartment. In the theatrical version, they each greeted the displaced family by saying "Shalom." However, before the film came to video, it was realized that Polish Jews would not have said this Hebrew word, so the line from each Jew was re-dubbed to the Polish "Dzien Dobry." See more »
I have only ever seen this film once, I only ever want to see this film once and I will only ever need to see this film once. It is etched on my mind. I, like many others, left in silence. I could not imagine inventing a critical analysis of this film, picking small points of detail or of style, or even scoring points off the Director. It stands alone as a monumental piece of cinema, a magnificent accomplishment.
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