Schindler's List

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Schindler's List
Directed bySteven Spielberg
Produced bySteven Spielberg,
Branko Lustig,
Gerald R. Molen,
Lew Rywin (co-producer)
Written bySteven Zaillian (screenplay)
Based on Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally
StarringLiam Neeson,
Ben Kingsley,
Ralph Fiennes
Music byJohn Williams
CinematographyJanusz Kaminski
Edited byMichael Kahn
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Running time
195 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$25 million (estimated)

Schindler's List is a 1993 American movie set in World War II, and directed by Steven Spielberg. It is based on Schindler's Ark, a 1982 book by Thomas Keneally. The movie and the book owe their names to the list of over a thousand Jews who worked in the title character's factory.

Plot[change | change source]

It is about businessman Oskar Schindler who saves thousands of Jews from being killed in the Holocaust by putting them to work in a factory. His list was the list of Jews he wanted to save.

Cast[change | change source]

Awards[change | change source]

The movie was nominated for 12 and won seven Academy Awards, including one for Best Picture. Spielberg won another for Best Director.[1]

Impact[change | change source]

Among others such as Citizen Kane and Sunset Boulevard, it has been called one of the greatest movies ever. In 1998, the American Film Institute selected it as the ninth most popular of all time in their 100 Years... 100 Movies list.

In February 1997, NBC aired a version without cuts of the movie (in two parts), much to the upset of many viewers. It was the first time a television broadcast had ever received the TV-M rating (soon to be called TV-MA).

References[change | change source]

  1. "Schindler's List". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-03.

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