Saturday, August 12, 2017

Top Movies of All Time according to IMDB - #6 Schindler's List (1993)

Schindler's List (1993)



It is quite simply a movie with a strong central character, Oskar Schindler, who joins the Nazi party with the goal of making his fortune in the war.  Now, I'm not passing judgement because I know that there were people in many other countries willing to make a quick buck from that very same war.  

At first Schindler protects his Jewish workers because it was to his benefit but after witnessing the liquidation of the Krakow ghetto he turns to earnestly saving as many people has he can.

The most poignant moments in the movie involve the little girl in the red dress.  I found an excellent article online about this image at http://auschwitz.dk/redgirl.htm .



Academy Awards 1994

Won
Oscar Best Picture
Steven Spielberg
Gerald R. Molen
Branko Lustig

Best Director
Steven Spielberg

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Steven Zaillian

Best Cinematography
Janusz Kaminski

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Allan Starski
Ewa Braun

Best Film Editing
Michael Kahn

Best Music, Original Score
John Williams

Nominated
Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role
Liam Neeson

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Ralph Fiennes

Best Costume Design
Anna B. Sheppard

Best Sound
Andy Nelson
Steve Pederson
Scott Millan
Ron Judkins

Best Makeup
Christina Smith
Matthew W. Mungle
Judith A. Cory