Oskar Schindler's List Critical Analysis

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Critical Analysis: Schindler's List is, by far, one of the best films ever made from start to finish. With the use of incredible actors, brilliant cinematography, and superb storytelling and structure, this film has deserved its place in everyone's hearts and it award of 'Best Picture” at the Oscars. This year will mark the 25th anniversary of Schindler's List receiving the elusive award and, even today, the film is still a fantastic sight and deserves the utmost respect.
One of the film's many strengths is the cast. Roles of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), Izhtak Stern (Ben Kingsley), and Amon Göth (Ralph Fiennes) perform extraordinarily throughout the film's entirety. Ralph Fiennes does a fantastic job at playing the role of a heartless
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His role as Izhtak Stern, the accountant and business partner to Oskar Schindler is done well. His reluctance in the film's opening to working with Schindler goes away once he is saved by Oskar himself from being sent on a train to Auschwitz. Two very memorable scenes with Kingsley include one toward the film's mid-section and one toward the film's end. The first of them has Stern and Schindler sitting in his office talking how Stern, along with the rest of the camp, are soon going to be sent to Auschwitz as the current labor camp in Plaszow is being shut down. Schindler is devastated by the fact that he is going to lose all of his workers and his greatest worker of them all. Schindler had been waiting for the day that Stern could have a drink with him (given the fact that Stern was Jewish, alcohol was sacred in his faith). In the situation Stern was in facing death in the near future, he tells Schindler “I think I better have it now.” and shares his drink with him ultimately making his bond with Schindler stronger than it already was. The scene also allows for the audience to experience some light in the sea of darkness being experienced at the camp. The other scene that is most memorable of him is one of the final scenes. Here, Schindler is about to leave the workers behind as peace has just been called between the Axis and Allied Powers. Here, Stern hands Schindler a ring with something written on it. Stern tells him…show more content…
Oskar Schindler, played exceptionally well by Liam Neeson. His role as the sharp and fascinating businessman is done extremely well. Neeson's role initially as Oskar Schindler is intended to find ways to start a company selling enamelware to the German army and using Jewish workers to produce those pots and pans. With the help of Izhtak Stern, he is able to gather enough workers and investors to begin production at his factory in Krakow. Everything works as intended for a while up until the Krakow liquidation in which his workers are sent to the concentration camp in Plaszow. At this point, Schindler utilized his status in the Nazi government to negotiate allowing his workers to work at his factory while still having them stay in the concentration camps. This began a trend of Schindler becoming more concerned about his workers rather than the amount of money he was earning from the factory. This is shown further in a scene with people who are soon to be sent to a concentration camp where Schindler's sympathy towards the Jews is shown. In this scene, many people are crammed into train cars about to be sent on a hot day. While sitting outside, Schindler suggests to hose down the cars. Not only do the people at the station follow his orders, Schindler himself helps them spread the water throughout the cars, even giving them the proper hoses to reach all the cars. This scene only begins to show the bond developing
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