Schindler's List

Schindler's List

What is the theme of the movie?
It is a 1993 American drama film about Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand (1100) Polish Jewish refugees during the Holocaust of World War II by employing these people in his factories. Oskar is just like most men. He has a love for good wine, beautiful women, and pursues happiness through the success of his business. But on his journey to a successful business, millions of Jews (6 millions) were being killed during a time which most label as one of the darkest periods of human history.

What does “Schindler’s List” stand for?
It stands for the Jewish workers that Schindler bought from the German officer, Goeth, to work in his factory, the 1100 Jewish people that he saved eventually.

Who were the best performing characters of the movie?
Liam Neeson does well (as Oskar Schindler), but in particular I liked Ben Kingsley (as Istak Stern, Schindler's accountant) and Ralph Fiennes (as Amon Goeth, the camp commandant). All of the performances were very convincing and reflect the good casting.

What was the color of the movie?
The color of the movie was mostly in black and whit. Black and white give a historical connotation to the movie which in my opinion made it very distinctive. There were a very few colorized scenes though (the Jews praying at the beginning/ the Jews putting small rocks on Schindler’s grave)

Why do we still make movies about world war II?
The story of the Holocaust needs to be told over and over again, in hopes that future generations can understand the horrors perpetrated on an entire race of people and prevent such future occurrences.

How is the movie in general?
The making of this film took over a decade of preparation and it was well worthy the time spent. Schindler's List not only entertained but also educated and amazed millions of viewers with strong emotions. It's powerful scenes and insight into the actual events of the Holocaust left audiences...

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