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Schindler's List


Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall View All


Steven Spielberg (Director), Steven Zaillian (Screenplay) View All

Release: Nov. 30th, 1993
Runtime: 3 hours, 15 minutes
The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
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27 Question about the gun that wouldn't fire in Schindler's List (1993)
SPOILER Basically there is the scene when Goeth wants to execute the rabbi character, and the gun won't fire. Goeth pulls back on the guns bolt and let's it go forward to reload the next shot. Wo...

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mark f
I find the film to be told in almost an entirely fresh way, as the story builds, from a series of brief scenes about people who we don't know at all, into a world of flesh-and-blood characters who are just trying to survive a horrible situation.
In the earlier scene, Schindler speaks with Helen, who slowly reveals the cruelties she has borne and witnessed, including Goeth shooting an elderly Jewish woman for fun.
Citizen Rules
Gawd knows I've taken pot shots at Spielberg for his big budget blockbusters with their syrupy sentimentalism and feel good moments...But damn if Spielberg didn't step away from his usual fare and instead gives us a pictorial history in film form of the events that led to Oscar Schindler saving ....
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