History Film / SchindlersList

2nd Feb '16 9:42:04 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Amon Goeth is Schindler's primary opposition.

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:The film ends with the Schindler Jews putting rocks on Oskar's grave.]]
31st Jan '16 3:49:40 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* MacGuffinTitle: Referring to the list of Jewish workers Schindler marked as too important to kill.
26th Dec '15 4:26:29 AM eroock
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'''''Schindler's List''''' is a 1993 film directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg, produced by Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, and Branko Lustig (a survivor of Auschwitz), and written by Steven Zaillian. The film features music composed by Creator/JohnWilliams, and it was shot [[SplashOfColor almost]] [[DeliberatelyMonochrome entirely in black and white]].
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'''''Schindler's List''''' ''Schindler's List'' is a 1993 film directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg, produced by Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, and Branko Lustig (a survivor of Auschwitz), and written by Steven Zaillian. The film features music composed by Creator/JohnWilliams, and it was shot [[SplashOfColor almost]] [[DeliberatelyMonochrome entirely in black and white]].
17th Dec '15 11:23:09 AM MAI742
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The film is based on the book ''Schindler's Ark'' by Australian author Thomas Keneally, which was based on the actions of Oskar Schindler (portrayed by Creator/LiamNeeson in the film). Allegedly, Schindler's wife once said that he did nothing remarkable before or after the war--UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, that is. He was a mediocre businessman in Nazi-era Germany who, while trying to profit from the German annexation of Poland, ended up running a factory that "employed" enslaved Polish Jews as the workforce. As the Nazis began exterminating "Undesirables" 'Unfit' for war-work, Schindler saved as many 'Fit' workers as he could. The film's title comes from the "lists" he kept of skilled workers that he could not afford to lose--those lists eventually grew to include every one of his workers, their families, and the investors who had helped him buy the factory. At great personal risk and financial cost (he bankrupted himself ), Schindler saved more than a thousand people from the SS.
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The film is based on the book ''Schindler's Ark'' by Australian author Thomas Keneally, which was based on the actions of Oskar Schindler (portrayed by Creator/LiamNeeson in the film). Allegedly, Schindler's wife once said that he did nothing remarkable before or after the war--UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, that is. He was a mediocre businessman in Nazi-era Germany who, while trying to profit from the German annexation of Poland, ended up running a factory that "employed" enslaved Polish Jews as the workforce. As the Nazis began exterminating "Undesirables" 'Unfit' for war-work, Schindler saved as many 'Fit' workers as he could. In sharp contrast to Hugo Boss, Siemens, Volkswagon, and the other employers of "Undesirable" slave labor (i.e. every company in Germany) Schindler actively endeavoured to keep his workforce alive and even preserve 'unskilled' workers who were not useful to him. The film's title comes from the "lists" he kept of skilled workers that he could not afford to lose--those lists eventually grew to include every one of his workers, their families, and the investors who had helped him buy the factory. At great personal risk and financial cost (he bankrupted himself ), Schindler saved more than a thousand people from the SS.
17th Dec '15 11:06:55 AM MAI742
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The film is based on the book ''Schindler's Ark'' by Australian author Thomas Keneally, which was based on the actions of Oskar Schindler (portrayed by Creator/LiamNeeson in the film). Allegedly, Schindler's wife once said that he did nothing remarkable before or after the war--UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, that is. He was a businessman in Nazi-controlled Germany who, while trying to profit from the German invasion of Poland, ended up running a factory that "employed" enslaved Polish Jews as the workforce. As the Nazis began exterminating "Undesirables", Schindler resisted their actions as best he could. The film's title comes from the "lists" he kept of skilled workers that he could not afford to lose--those lists eventually grew to include every one of his workers, their families, and the investors who had helped him buy the factory. At great personal risk and financial cost (he was bankrupt by the end of the war), Schindler saved more than a thousand people from death at the hands of the Nazis.
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The film is based on the book ''Schindler's Ark'' by Australian author Thomas Keneally, which was based on the actions of Oskar Schindler (portrayed by Creator/LiamNeeson in the film). Allegedly, Schindler's wife once said that he did nothing remarkable before or after the war--UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, that is. He was a mediocre businessman in Nazi-controlled Nazi-era Germany who, while trying to profit from the German invasion annexation of Poland, ended up running a factory that "employed" enslaved Polish Jews as the workforce. As the Nazis began exterminating "Undesirables", "Undesirables" 'Unfit' for war-work, Schindler resisted their actions saved as best many 'Fit' workers as he could. The film's title comes from the "lists" he kept of skilled workers that he could not afford to lose--those lists eventually grew to include every one of his workers, their families, and the investors who had helped him buy the factory. At great personal risk and financial cost (he was bankrupt by the end of the war), bankrupted himself ), Schindler saved more than a thousand people from death at the hands of the Nazis. SS.
29th Nov '15 2:44:02 AM Meppe
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* HistoricalHeroDowngrade: In RealLife Schindler knew about the mass murder of Jews from the outset (they began almost immediately in 1939; historical debate concerns asking from what point "mass murder" turned into KillEmAll) and did not need convincing by Stern or experience to save them. He was also in contact with several Jewish groups in other countries trying to make them aware of what was happening. Anecdotal evidence also suggests Schindler was secretly a member, or at least an associate, of the {{Abwehr}}, German military intelligence, which was run by one Admiral Canaris, who was [[MoleInCharge secretly a member]] of the ant-Nazi German Resistance. Schindler knew ''exactly'' what the Nazis were like before the war even started.
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* HistoricalHeroDowngrade: [[HistoricalDowngrade Historical Hero Downgrade]]: In RealLife Schindler knew about the mass murder of Jews from the outset (they began almost immediately in 1939; historical debate concerns asking from what point "mass murder" turned into KillEmAll) and did not need convincing by Stern or experience to save them. He was also in contact with several Jewish groups in other countries trying to make them aware of what was happening. Anecdotal evidence also suggests Schindler was secretly a member, or at least an associate, of the {{Abwehr}}, German military intelligence, which was run by one Admiral Canaris, who was [[MoleInCharge secretly a member]] of the ant-Nazi German Resistance. Schindler knew ''exactly'' what the Nazis were like before the war even started.
14th Nov '15 11:35:40 PM nombretomado
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* TroubledSympatheticBigot: The protagonist wrestles with his conscience for quite a while before making the leap from being an opportunistic entrepreneur to a subversive hero. This is never remarked upon until the closing minutes of the film, not even by Stern. As RogerEbert observed, there seems to be an unspoken understanding between the two men, as though saying it aloud would mean instant death (which, in this case, it probably would mean instant death).
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* TroubledSympatheticBigot: The protagonist wrestles with his conscience for quite a while before making the leap from being an opportunistic entrepreneur to a subversive hero. This is never remarked upon until the closing minutes of the film, not even by Stern. As RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert observed, there seems to be an unspoken understanding between the two men, as though saying it aloud would mean instant death (which, in this case, it probably would mean instant death).
5th Nov '15 5:05:22 PM tigerplish
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**It was Bach, despite what the two obviously less-than-cultured soldiers at the door said. (Prelude to the 2nd English Suite) This troper feels the music fit in, what with its rapid-fire percussive staccato nature lining up with the gunfire and muzzle flashes peppering the night.
5th Nov '15 4:19:11 PM tigerplish
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** What makes this scene so gripping is the music itself.. despite the incorrect proclamation of one of the two soldiers listening to him play that it was Mozart, it was Bach. It's the Prelude from the English Suite #2. A fast, staccato piece that lined up very well with the muzzle flashes from the Liquidation of the Ghetto.
22nd Oct '15 1:34:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Schindler's description of the things Goeth likes, though not by his intent. -->'''Schindler:''' He is a wonderful crook. A man who loves good food, good wine, the ladies, making money- -->'''Stern:''' Killing.
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