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PROLOGUE AND RATIONALE My mother was forever a strange combination of Geordie and Jewish extraction (forget a Mother's Day at your peril) ;' to a dog it should happen, bonny lad!!' Because of the fate of her ancestors in 1940's Europe she had not been able to watch Schindler's List despite ... Read review

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Community Level 5britum2000

britum2000

Lest we forget. Review with images

AdvantagesA masterpiece in monochrome, with a splash of red.

DisadvantagesHarrowing in the extreme, a hard lesson in history.

"...not been able to watch Schindler's List despite my gentle persusasion to do so. Perhaps one day we might have sat down together and shared this experience, but I think I'm in for a long wait now, even with my tenuous belief in reincaranation. She was a stubborn old bugger who knew her own mind until her last years, but I loved her dearly. So without her permission, which she would have been most reluctant to give because of the subject matter of this ..." Read review
08.10.2006

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

Community Level 6LAURALILIA

LAURALILIA

Schindler's List - It Didn't Win All Those Awards For Nothing!

AdvantagesGreat cinematography, great acting, great costumes, the list goes on...

DisadvantagesQuite harrowing.

"==***Schindler's List (1993)***== I watched this again the other night when it was on Sky. Even though I have seen it before and I know what is coming, I still find it a very powerful and thought provoking film. I think most certainly for young adults it is essential viewing. One day there will be no one left with first hand accounts of the type of atrocities that occurred and so it is a poignant reminder, so that we don't forget... ==***Brief ..." Read review
06.05.2009

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Community Level 3lush_lozenge

lush_lozenge

"Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire"

AdvantagesMoving, beautiful, timeless, tragic

DisadvantagesDo you wanna cry? Do ya??!!

"...for his fellow human beings, Schindler's efforts leave him a penniless but remembered man. CREDITS: Oskar Schindler - Liam Neeson Itzhak Stern - Ben Kingsley Amon Goeth - Ralph Fiennes Emilie Schindler - Caroline Goodall Poldek Pfefferberg - Jonathan Sagalle Helen Hirsch - Embeth Davidtz Director - Steven Spielberg Screenwriter - Steven Zaillian THE DVD: "Schindler's List" has been digitally remastered for its DVD debut and contains ..." Read review
22.11.2004

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Community Level 4jilmil

jilmil

A little attempt to write about a great movie

AdvantagesGood story, good cast, good script, good direction, etc

Disadvantagesmaybe monotonous for some

"This is universally acclaimed to be one of the best movies. Steven Speilberg who has many great movies to his name directed Schindler’s list. He created a classic movie when he made this movie which leaves a lasting impression in the minds of the people who watch this movie. All I can say is that it impressed me a great deal and made me think about what the director wanted to say through the movie I have seen a couple of with similar theme but ..." Read review
22.07.2002

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Community Level 5whitewiner

whitewiner

WHEN TAKING LIFE WAS GOVERNMENT POLICY

AdvantagesFrightening truth, excellent film.

DisadvantagesExposes truth some would rather not see.

"Spielberg's authentic adaption of Thomas Keneally's Booker Prize winning novel 'Schindler's Arc' is a moving, stark and often distrubing but captivating film which harrowingly details the heroism of Oskar Schindler ( Liam Neeson) a german industrialist whom became dedicated to saving jews from their fate with the nazis.I was touched by the intensity of the film's relentless determinism to portray this horrific and traumatic account of human suffering, ..." Read review
05.12.2001

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DVD Description

Based on a true story, SCHINDLER'S LIST is Steven Spielberg's epic drama of World War II Holocaust survivors and the man who unexpectedly came to be their saviour. Unrepentant womaniser and war profiteer Oskar Schindler uses Polish Jews as cheap labour to produce cookware for the Third Reich. But after witnessing the violent liquidation of the walled ghetto where the Krakow Jews have been forced to live, Schindler slowly begins to realise the immense evil of Nazism. When his employees are sent to a work camp, they come under the terrorising reign of sadistic Nazi Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes). With the help of his accountant, Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley), Schindler creates a list of 'essential' Jews. Bribing Goeth, Schindler manages to get 1,100 people released from the camp and brought to the safety of his munitions factory in Czechoslovakia. Spielberg's glorious film is wondrously evocative, visually stunning, and emotionally stirring.

Product details

Actor(s) Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Embeth Davidtz, Ben Kingsley
Director(s) Steven Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Steven Spielberg
Genre Drama - Historical
Classification 15 years and over
Production Year 1993
Colour Black & White
Running Time 3 hours 7 minutes
Plot The war finds businessman Oskar Schindler joining the Nazi party to make a profit. His dedication to the cause and his generous bribes see him rewarded with an enamelware plant in Krakow, whose employees are unpaid Jews. As time goes by the atrocities overwhelm Schindler, who is determined to protect his workers at all costs. Adapted from the novel by Thomas Keneally. Academy Award: Best Picture 1993.
Video Category Feature Film
Country Of Origin United States of America

Release details

DVD Region DVD
Studio(s) UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK; UNIVERSAL MUSIC OPERATIONS
Release date 20/02/2006, 12/04/2004, 21/02/2005
No of Discs 1
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Catalogue No 823 332 6, 822 078 1
Barcode 5050582333268, 5050582207811
Author Thomas Keneally, Thomas Keneally, Thomas Keneally
Composer John Williams
Director of Photography Janusz Kaminski
Screenwriter Steven Zaillian
Executive Producer Steven Zaillian
Writer Steven Zaillian

Languages

Main Language English
Hearing Impaired Language English

Technical information

Aspect Ratio 1.85 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, DTS 5.1
Dubbing Sound DTS 5.1 English
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround English, DTS 5.1 English
Dolby Digital 5.1 English, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
DTS 5.1
Special Features Voices From The List, The Shoah Foundation Story With Stephen Spielberg, Cast And Crew, About Oskar Schindler

Award information

OSCAR Best Screenplay Based On Material Previously Produced Or Published 1994 (Steven Zaillian)
OSCAR Best Director 1994 (Steven Spielberg), Best Director 1994 (Steven Spielberg, Steven Spielberg)

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