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Old 09-10-2012, 19:39
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Watched this movie at the weekend and just Incredible film.

I have searched for a thread on this and could'nt find one so I though I would start one as I think this movie deserves it and wondered what other buffs thought of it.
Deeply moving Intense portrayal of The Holocaust.

Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley are fantastic in this movie.
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Old 09-10-2012, 19:50
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It is one of the greats, no doubt about it. Everything about the film is perfect. It fully deserves the title a cinematic masterpiece.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:30
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True story. Incredibly moving.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:28
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A truly great film that EVERYONE needs to see.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:51
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Fab film...I went to see it the week it was released(1993..yikes...may have been early 1994 in the UK)...makes me feel old now!!...surprisingly I`v never got round to watching it again...The end sequence puts Schindler's deeds into perspective.....It`s one of those films that will never appear dated either...shooting in B&W was a master-stroke
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:53
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Id read the book before the film came out and was half expecting to be disappointed in the film,ad is often the case, thankfully I wasn't. A great film.
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Old 10-10-2012, 15:10
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A friend of mine who is Jewish went to see this in the cinema and the showing was full of Jewish people. When the credits rolled, all you could hear was sobs.
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Old 10-10-2012, 21:28
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The "girl in the red coat" bits are cinematic genius.
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Old 10-10-2012, 21:52
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Truly one of the most moving films of all time. EVERYONE should see it at least once.
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Old 10-10-2012, 22:03
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I cried like a baby at the end and sat is silence for a few minutes. It really affected me (just seen it a few months ago for the first time). Masterpiece.
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Old 10-10-2012, 22:18
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Heartbreaking film.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:07
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Id read the book before the film came out and was half expecting to be disappointed in the film,ad is often the case, thankfully I wasn't. A great film.
Agreed.

What impressed me was the way Speilberg managed to capture the character of Schindler.

Throughout the book it's made clear that Schindler wasn't a "good man" who would automatically do good things. But was a man who was moved to do right because of the horror of what he saw.

And it does leave you asking why so many didn't.
And I think that's an important thing that was highlighted.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:14
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I cried like a baby at the end and sat is silence for a few minutes. It really affected me (just seen it a few months ago for the first time). Masterpiece.
The part that always starts me crying is the bit at the railway station when Schindler gets them to hose down the railway carriages.

There's something so hopeless yet so humane, in the face of the indifference of the guards, that I find very moving.
It's what people should do, but they don't.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:19
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My God was it?!?!?

I never knew that!
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:33
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Schindler's List is an amazing film, and I'm glad I got to watch it when it was released at the cinema because I think it has a bigger impact when you see it on the big screen. When I went to see it you could hear a pin drop from start to finish in the theatre, even once the credits started to roll.

It's certainly uncomfortable viewing, but compelling at the same time - and as others have mentioned the sections with the little girl in the red coat are very poignant.

Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley were both wonderful, but credit too has to go to Ralph Fiennes, who was pretty much unknown at the time. His portrayal of Amon Goeth was outstanding.

This film makes me cry every time I watch it. After the first viewing I now can no longer watch the scene with the one-armed old man claiming he was an 'essential worker' - I have to leave the room as it upsets me so much.

And the ending ... when Schindler breaks down in front of everyone, sobbing that if he hadn't wasted so much money he could have saved more Jews.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:16
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My God was it?!?!?

I never knew that!


To be fair, early prints of Schindler's Arkcas catalogued as "fiction". Something to do with Keneally "imagining" the dalogue as there were no written records of what was said.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:48
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Probably the film that has affected me more than any other.. I occasionally watch this film I suppose just to remind myself how cruel the world can be..but also how bravery shines through too..

I must have seen this film 20 times in my life..and the feeling it leaves in my gut lasts just as long now as it did from the first viewing..to picture your own family and friends in such a hopeless situation ..from just living a normal life like we are now to living under the rule of such a tyrant is so hard to even contemplate..

Beautiful film..
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:54
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Iím embarrassed to say Iíve havenít seen this, it just looks too depressing for my tastes

I know itís worthy and all that but I Ďm just not a fan of gloomy cinema
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:40
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Iím embarrassed to say Iíve havenít seen this, it just looks too depressing for my tastes

I know itís worthy and all that but I Ďm just not a fan of gloomy cinema
I don't think it is, it's a very moving story, sure it has it's dark moments, but it's like I say very moving
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Old 11-10-2012, 13:37
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Iím embarrassed to say Iíve havenít seen this, it just looks too depressing for my tastes

I know itís worthy and all that but I Ďm just not a fan of gloomy cinema
For all it`s gloominess...this film is also very inspiring...As mentioned by a previous poster...Schindler was no saint...in fact he was a money making womanizer who made a small fortune off the backs of his largely Jewish workforce.....But it`s what he did after witnessing the horrors and cruelty of ghetto life that make this film so inspiring...despite the obvious gloominess of the subject matter
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Old 11-10-2012, 17:24
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It's depressing? It's history.
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Old 11-10-2012, 20:26
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Iím embarrassed to say Iíve havenít seen this, it just looks too depressing for my tastes

I know itís worthy and all that but I Ďm just not a fan of gloomy cinema
I thought that before I watched it too. But I would urge anyone who hasn't seen it to atleast give it a go. It's so compelling that you won't be able to stop watching.
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Old 11-10-2012, 20:57
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Iím embarrassed to say Iíve havenít seen this, it just looks too depressing for my tastes

I know itís worthy and all that but I Ďm just not a fan of gloomy cinema
Right, go out this weekend and buy yourself a copy!!! It's a must-see film, it really is! It has humour, tragedy, inspiration, love, humanity, heart, soul, heroism, heartache....pretty much everything you could ask for from a film.
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Old 11-10-2012, 22:41
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Thanks for all the replies and it is good to know how many people also thought the film was quite outstanding...
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Old 11-10-2012, 23:33
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One of the most heartbreaking films I have ever seen
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