Oskar Schindler is a vain, glorious and greedy German businessman who becomes unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. A testament for the good in all of us. —IMDb
Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood’s best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and writer. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1946. He went to California State University Long Beach, but dropped out to pursue his entertainment career. He gained notoriety as an uncredited assistant editor on the classic western “Wagon Train” (1957). Among his early directing efforts were Battle Squad (1961), which combined World War II footage with footage of an airplane on the ground that he makes you believe is moving. He also directed Escape to Nowhere (1961), which featured children as World War Two soldiers, including his sister Anne Spielberg, and The Last Gun (1959), a western. All of these were short films. The next couple of years, Spielberg directed a couple of movies that would… read more
"No. It's impossible for me, turning this into entertainment. That's why I have problems with Steven Spielberg's film about the concentration camps [Schindler's List]. The mere idea of trying to create suspense out of the question of whether the showerhead gas is going to come is unspeakable." - Michael Haneke
"I believe the common character of the universe is not harmony, but chaos, hostility, and murder" – Herzog. Sorry, I should've explained the reasoning for my comment. I see Spielberg as a master creator of spectacle, and he excels at this when unrestrained by ‘serious’ or ‘historical’ films. My primary critique is of course then that Spielberg makes a spectacle out of a tragedy—he makes the holocaust into kitsch. It is primarily fiction yet it tries to pass itself as fact, ignoring the real historical context and creating an unforgivable distance from where we stand now as humanity in relation to these horrors.
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I know many of you, out there will disagree with me, when I say that Schindler’s List is the one greatest film that there has ever been. It does sound that I’m extremely overrating it, but I truly… read review
Ils sont quelques-uns à avoir voulu porter sur grand écran l’extermination des Juifs pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Il suffit de voir le film de Roman Polanski pour se rendre compte qu’on peut… read review
This is perhaps the most personal that Steven Speilberg has ever gotten with his projects, you can feel that he cared deeply about the plot and message. It’s his most stylish looking film, but I can’t… read review