Schindler’s List 2

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The paper I decided to do was on "Schindler's List". I have seen this movie four times and yet had not really noticed the many ways in which the director, Steven Spielberg, used the camera to emphasis a "million words". It was interesting, when watching this film from this stand point, how I was able to see the importance of the way the director uses sounds and color to make some much significant points of a film.

I decided to emphasis the way certain close ups and facial expressions were used to show very significant emotions of the characters in the film. In these particular scenes, no words had to be used. The camera focuses on the character involved in the scene and one can tell exactly what is going on in the mind of the character.

The other aspect of the movie that I wanted to discuss is the music that was used.

This movie won seven academy awards. Not surprisingly, one of awards was for " Best Original scene". The use of music in the scenes was very appropriate. I'm going to discuss several of the scenes of the movie and how music contributed to the scene.

There is a scene in the movie where Oskar Schindler is put in jail because he kissed a Jewish girl, this scene has Schindler in a cell with another person, Schindler says that he is incarcerated because he kissed this Jewish girl. His cellmate makes the remark " Did your prick fall off", the cellmate begins to laugh, and Schindler joins him in the laughter. Suddenly the camera pans up to Oskar Schindler's face. His face shows a man that is no longer laughing but, without words, you can see in his face that he doesn't find...