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Spielbergs finest moment,
This review is from: Schindler's List - Special Edition [DVD] (1993) (DVD)
In the list of major films that Spielberg has made this is the one above all others that everyone should see.
Its the true story of Oscar Schindler, a paid up member of the Nazi party who saved the lives of around 1,100 Jews in WW2.
Liam Neeson plays Schindler brilliantly, but the whole cast are excellent. It would be unfair to pick out any one person, such as Neeson, since for example Ralph Fiennes is also brilliant as a ruthless camp commandant. I've seen the film 3 or 4 times now and its one of the few films that has brought me close to tears, as true horror of the Holocaust is brought to life.
What Schindler did shows a side of humanity that most of us will never see. At great personal risk, because he realised that people were being slaughtered, he bribed Nazi officials and ensured in the process that his factory never produced anything useful for the Nazi's. Scene after haunting scene is left etched on your memory. Perhaps for me, where Schindler hoses down the people who are packed into the trains in unbearable heat sums up the whole movie for me. He needn't of helped them, they were going to die anyway, but he did. We all know about mans inhumanity to man, but here is a demonstration of one mans great humanity. So whilst the film is very sad and emotional on one level, because of Schindlers actions the film doesn't leave you in a state of manic depression at the end!
Its a fabulous movie and at 3hours and 7mins it is long, but you will never look at your watch, its that good.
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Initial post: 15 Mar 2009 00:06:41 GMT
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S J Buck says:
So you've looked around on the internet and have found evidence that makes you doubt the holocaust.
Well done, that shows great initiative. Name me a subject and I'll research it on the net and find the opposite point of view to you. The Germans teach about WW2 and the Holocaust from a young age. Are they being 'racist' as well?
Thanks for posting such a constructive criticism of my review.
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