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Winner of seven Academy Awards,this is the triumph of one man who made a difference,and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did.Starring Liam Neeson,Ben Kingsley,Ralph Fiennes and Caroline Goodall.(Double Cassette).Original Videos & Cover.
Steven Spielberg had a banner year in 1993. He scored one of his biggest commercial hits that summer with the mega-hit Jurassic Park, but it was the artistic and critical triumph of Schindler's List that Spielberg called "the most satisfying experience of my career." Adapted from the best-selling book by Thomas Keneally and filmed in Poland with an emphasis on absolute authenticity, Spielberg's masterpiece ranks among the greatest films ever made about the Holocaust during World War II. It's a film about heroism with an unlikely hero at its center--Catholic war profiteer Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), who risked his life and went bankrupt to save more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps.
By employing Jews in his crockery factory manufacturing goods for the German army, Schindler ensures their survival against terrifying odds. At the same time, he must remain solvent with the help of a Jewish accountant (Ben Kingsley) and negotiate business with a vicious, obstinate Nazi commandant (Ralph Fiennes) who enjoys shooting Jews as target practice from the balcony of his villa overlooking a prison camp. Schindler's List gains much of its power not by trying to explain Schindler's motivations, but by dramatizing the delicate diplomacy and determination with which he carried out his generous deeds.
As a drinker and womanizer who thought nothing of associating with Nazis, Schindler was hardly a model of decency; the film is largely about his transformation in response to the horror around him. Spielberg doesn't flinch from that horror, and the result is a film that combines remarkable humanity with abhorrent inhumanity--a film that functions as a powerful history lesson and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the context of a living nightmare. --Jeff Shannon
I lent my copy to a friend and never got it back, so I am ordering it again but I will not lend it out again so do not ask.....Published 11 hours ago by J. Hertel
Literally the best movie I have ever seen.
It is a masterpiece, from the cinematography to the acting, to the plot. Read more
I had to see for myself why this movie is rated so high by so many. After watching it, I can understand why. The cast was perfect, acting fabulous, story amazing. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Rholston
Excellent. I think everyone should see this to understand history AND see that this history isn't repeated. This was a sobering reminder of our freedoms.Published 5 days ago by Noel E