The Schindler's List Film Analysis

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There is an intellectual discussion over the accuracy of war films and whether or not these should focus more on telling the truth or decorating it a little. Indeed, the narrative of war films has change throughout the years because the purpose of such films has evolved, especially those representing the World War II years and the aftermath. At the time of war, films were employed with diverse objectives for example to urge the public to support the war, to narrate the latest events, or to rebuild the image of the heroes. Most of the times the perspectives of films could vary depending on the country the film was produced in or which side of the story was being narrated. The plot of most war films might not be real, but they were necessary…show more content…
“The horrors of the Holocaust are often…, filtered through memory or insulated by grief and recrimination” (Maslin 1). The Schindler’s List movie was an adaptation of Thomas Keneally’s book with the same name that narrates a verdict story. It was brought to life by Steven Spielberg who “made sure that neither he nor the Holocaust will ever be thought of in the same way again” (Maslin 1). Spielberg made an incredible job by recreating reality in a way that could shock and capture the audience. In the same way, director Roman Polanski brought to the big screen the memoirs of a Polish Jew who survived “the Nazi occupation and the Warsaw ghetto” (Scott 1). Polanski “presents Szpilman’s story with bleak, acid humor and with a ruthless objectivity that encompasses both cynicism and compassion” (Scott 1). He narrates the journey of one man that has to experience a finite set of events; this simplicity made the movie perfect for representing the Holocaust even better than Spielberg’s. Both films are about a selfless hero and a lucky man surviving against the odds at a time when hope was an
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