History Film / SchindlersList

8th Aug '17 1:39:10 PM JBK405
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* ContrivedCoincidence:
** Poldek only survives a medical/selection because he's Goeth's mechanic, and Goeth just happens to pass by him at exactly the right time, noticing that the doctor has put him in the death line.
** Stern escapes being shipped to an extermination facility because Schindler learns he's been rounded up and gets to the train station just in time to browbeat a couple of SS men into releasing him.
** In the train scene with the men, right before the womens' train gets sent to Auschwitz by mistake, one of the boys pulls in a sizeable icicle from the train's exterior which they work together to melt. Then they show the exterior of the train -- not only does it lack any snow on the roof, but there are no icicles anywhere on any of the cars EXCEPT outside of that one car's window. It's a pretty huge icicle crop as well.
27th Jul '17 10:13:56 PM BatmanKalEl
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* AdaptationalNiceGuy: A nominal example. In spite of Amon Goeth's atrocities shown in the film, compared to what happened in RealLife, his monstrous actions are presented a much more mundane light (while still remaining creepy and unsympathetic). The real Goeth was something of a CardCarryingVillain in that many of his actions against his prisoners (such as feeding them alive to his dogs) were considered [[RealityIsUnrealistic too unrealistic]] to show on film. It speaks volumes about him as a person that his portrayal as a monster in in the film is a {{Historical Villain|Upgrade}} ''[[InvertedTrope Downgrade]]'' from what actually happened.
** [[EvenEvilHasStandards He was actually so bad that the Nazis fired him for being too inhumane...]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: Ironically enough, Oskar Schindler gets a bit of this when compared to what happened in RealLife. The real Schindler was in favor of saving as many Jewish people as he could from the beginning. In the film, he's not immediately concerned with what's happening until he understands the full extent of what the Nazis are doing. Obviously, this is done for the sake of the movie's narrative rather than to disrespect Schindler's legacy.

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* AdaptationalNiceGuy: A nominal example. In spite of Amon Goeth's atrocities shown in the film, compared to what happened in RealLife, his monstrous actions are presented a much more mundane light (while still remaining creepy and unsympathetic). The real Goeth was something of a CardCarryingVillain in that many of his actions against his prisoners (such as feeding them alive to his dogs) were considered [[RealityIsUnrealistic too unrealistic]] to show on film. [[EvenEvilHasStandards He was actually so bad that the Nazis fired him for being too inhumane]]. It speaks volumes about him as a person that his portrayal as a monster in in the film is a {{Historical Villain|Upgrade}} ''[[InvertedTrope Downgrade]]'' ''HistoricalVillainDowngrade'' from what actually happened.
** [[EvenEvilHasStandards He was actually so bad that the Nazis fired him for being too inhumane...]]
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Ironically enough, Oskar Schindler gets a bit of this when compared to what happened in RealLife. The real Schindler was in favor of saving as many Jewish people as he could from the beginning. In the film, he's not immediately concerned with what's happening until he understands the full extent of what the Nazis are doing. Obviously, this is done for the sake of the movie's narrative rather than to disrespect Schindler's legacy.
24th Jul '17 2:39:39 PM BatmanKalEl
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* AdaptationalHeroism: A nominal example. In spite of Amon Goeth's atrocities shown in the film, compared to what happened in RealLife, his monstrous actions are presented a much more mundane light (while still remaining creepy and unsympathetic). The real Goeth was something of a CardCarryingVillain in that many of his actions against his prisoners (such as feeding them alive to his dogs) were considered [[RealityIsUnrealistic too unrealistic]] to show on film. It speaks volumes about him as a person that his portrayal as a monster in in the film is a {{Historical Villain|Upgrade}} ''[[InvertedTrope Downgrade]]'' from what actually happened.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: AdaptationalNiceGuy: A nominal example. In spite of Amon Goeth's atrocities shown in the film, compared to what happened in RealLife, his monstrous actions are presented a much more mundane light (while still remaining creepy and unsympathetic). The real Goeth was something of a CardCarryingVillain in that many of his actions against his prisoners (such as feeding them alive to his dogs) were considered [[RealityIsUnrealistic too unrealistic]] to show on film. It speaks volumes about him as a person that his portrayal as a monster in in the film is a {{Historical Villain|Upgrade}} ''[[InvertedTrope Downgrade]]'' from what actually happened.
24th Jul '17 1:04:17 AM Uyyy
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Goeth considers shooting his Jewish maid rather than letting her be sent to Auschwitz. Not suicide, but the mentality is the same.
24th Jul '17 12:57:33 AM Uyyy
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* YankTheDogsChain: At one point, Goeth orders an enslaved rabbi (Lewartow) to make a hinge and times him, with the implication he will be shot if he's not up to snuff. Lewartow does well enough that Goeth actually ''praises'' him...and then decides to shoot him anyway, on the basis that he hasn't made ''enough'' hinges. [[spoiler: Miraculously enough, he survives when Goeth has not one but ''two'' guns misfire]].
12th Jul '17 3:11:12 AM AmuckCricetine
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Poldek only survives a medical/selection because he's Goeth's mechanic, and Goeth just happens to pass by him at exactly the right time, noticing that the doctor has put him in the death line.

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Poldek only survives a medical/selection because he's Goeth's mechanic, and Goeth just happens to pass by him at exactly the right time, noticing that the doctor has put him in the death line.


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** In the train scene with the men, right before the womens' train gets sent to Auschwitz by mistake, one of the boys pulls in a sizeable icicle from the train's exterior which they work together to melt. Then they show the exterior of the train -- not only does it lack any snow on the roof, but there are no icicles anywhere on any of the cars EXCEPT outside of that one car's window. It's a pretty huge icicle crop as well.
11th Jun '17 1:59:48 AM DariusAngel
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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Schindler could care less about Political ideology, seeking only immense wealth. To begin with, anyway.

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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Schindler could couldn't care less about Political political ideology, seeking only immense wealth. To begin with, anyway.
11th Jun '17 1:56:15 AM DariusAngel
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** Near the end, when requested by Schindler to give her to him, Among Goeth was considering mercy-killing his Jewish maid instead of sending her to Auschwitz.

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** Near the end, when requested by Schindler to give her to him, Among Goeth was considering mercy-killing his Jewish maid instead of sending her to Auschwitz.
11th Jun '17 1:10:36 AM DariusAngel
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* TheCharmer: Oskar Schindler. He can make total strangers his close friends in next to no time, and uses his charisma to get a foothold in German industry. He later uses every bit of his power of persuasion trying to convince Goeth to become a more merciful person. [[spoiler: Amazingly, it seems to work, but Goeth immediately abandons it.]]

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* TheCharmer: Oskar Schindler. He can make total strangers his close friends in next to no time, and uses his charisma to get a foothold in German industry. He later uses every bit of his power of persuasion trying to convince Goeth to become a more merciful person. [[spoiler: Amazingly, it seems to work, but Goeth immediately quickly abandons it.]]
9th May '17 1:27:12 PM Faar
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** Not long after Amon Goeth is introduced, he faces an issue where a female Jewish engineer (Diana Reitner) argues with German soldiers. She claims that the foundation of a barrack has to be torn down and be repoured. Else, the barrack will collapse. Goeth has her executed, even when his soldiers say they need her, claiming he won't argue with 'these people'. Than he orders to do exactly as she said. This establises him as someone with complete disregard for the lives of Jews, even though he implicitly admits they certainly have knowledge and skills.
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