Film Critique for Schindler's List USA 1993 (Steven Spielberg)

Essay by ChicherinaJunior High, 9th grade August 2004

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The film was mainly about this guy Schindler who, during the years when Jews were put in concentration camps, helped more than a 1000 to escape their deaths from Germans. Schindler was a German who at first only tried to make some good business for himself. Later on, as he witnessed the day when all the Jews were moved from Ghetto and where many of them were killed, Schindler began doing everything possible to keep his workers. Gradually his only goal was to save as many Jews as he could. Even when the only way to keep them away from Germans was to go bankrupt, Schindler did sacrifice all his fortune on them. In every day life, Schindler was a wealthy prosperous man who won other people's trust through his wallet. But he did so with certain knowledge on how to make them his friends. To German generals he sent a basket of the most fine products and the most restricted ones, he partied with them and had memorable photographs made for them, and he also bought them dinner.

He also was polite to them and offered his "gratitude" for any inconvenience or for any aid they offered to him. Jews he saved were brought to his factory because he had connections with other German officers. Otherwise, if he didn't win their trust first, they may have told on him as if they were suspicious about his doings. Thus, basically Schindler risked his life by helping his workers to stay alive. As he said it, "it is a very dangerous business."

I can only suppose that Steven Spielberg just sought out an idea to make the movie out of. I mean from all his previous and yet movies to come, he had been amazing at his work. To me, the...