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

“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.

Ben Kingsley is also fantastic as Schindler’s accountant, Itzhak Stern, a man that basically ran Schindler’s business for him..

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.

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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