History Film / SchindlersList

10th Nov '17 11:50:32 AM Nautilus1
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** FreezeFrameBonus: The poor guy is [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BNzEwMDg4NDYwNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzcxMzI5Mw@@._V1_.jpg portrayed]] with Infantry Assault Badge (awarded for fighting in at least 3 distinct infantry assaults on the frontline) and an Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon (awarded for at least one heroic deed on the frontline). Unlike Goeth, who never saw combat, this is a hardened veteran of [[BadassArmy 3rd SS Division "Totenkopf"]] losing his temper.
16th Oct '17 4:49:30 PM DariusAngel
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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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** 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 Then 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.
10th Oct '17 4:32:02 AM torrent29
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**During the Liquidation of the Krakow Ghetto, a nurse and doctor hurriedly give their elderly and infirm patients poison to ease them into death rather then suffer being shot by the Nazi forces.
17th Sep '17 5:13:23 PM BatmanKalEl
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* BigBad: Amon Goeth is Schindler's primary opposition and the main antagonist in Płaszów's arc. Arguably, NaziGermany's elite and UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler are the BiggerBad.

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* BigBad: Amon Goeth is Schindler's primary opposition and the main antagonist in Płaszów's arc. Arguably, NaziGermany's elite and UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler are the BiggerBad.GreaterScopeVillain.
30th Aug '17 4:55:21 PM nombretomado
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* BigBad: Amon Goeth is Schindler's primary opposition and the main antagonist in Płaszów's arc. Arguably, NaziGermany's elite and AdolfHitler are the BiggerBad.

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* BigBad: Amon Goeth is Schindler's primary opposition and the main antagonist in Płaszów's arc. Arguably, NaziGermany's elite and AdolfHitler UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler are the BiggerBad.
23rd Aug '17 7:04:50 PM BatmanKalEl
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* DefiantToTheEnd: Sadly, even karma catching up with him feels hollow when Amon Goeth somehow looks positively ''bored'' when he's finally hanged for his crimes. And he still has time to fix his hair and give one last "Heil Hitler" before the guards kick the chair out from under him.



* FaceDeathWithDignity: Sadly, even karma catching up with him feels hollow when Amon Goeth somehow looks positively ''bored'' when he's finally hanged for his crimes. And he still has time to fix his hair and give one last "Heil Hitler" before the guards kick the chair out from under him.
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.
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