Watched Steven Spielberg's 1993 Film "Schindler's List"

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“This list... is an absolute good. The list is life. All around its margins lies the gulf.”

Even as I read that line, my eyes start to water.  This a very powerful movie.  It’s also #8 on the
AFI 100.  Based on the book Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally, this is a biographical film about Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of over a thousand Polish Jewish prisoners by employing them in his factories.

Liam Neeson does an outstanding job playing Oskar Schindler, an opportunist who becomes a humanitarian.  He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for this performance.
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Ben Kingsley is also fantastic as Schindler’s accountant, Itzhak Stern, a man that basically ran Schindler’s business for him..
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Finally, Ralph Fiennes plays Amon Goeth, a Nazi Lieutenant overseeing the concentration camp and the liquidation of the Jewish ghetto.  He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for this incredible portrayal.
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In my opinion, this is an outstanding movie.  It has a story that engages, and the performances are all top notch.  It’s a beautifully shot film capturing imagery so horrific at times, I had no choice but to be blown away by it.

If you plan to watch it, you do have to allocate a big chunk of time, which explains why I chose to watch it on a Sunday.  It’s over three hours long, but it’s so well paced, I never felt bored during any of it.  If you haven’t seen this film, I’d recommend it without hesitation.



Related items:
Schindler’s List on DVD
Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
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