Schindler’s List is a film that take place in German-occupied Poland during World War II

Schindler’s List is a film that take place in German-occupied Poland during World War II. Oskar Schindler, a shrewd businessman, sees what is becoming of his Jewish work force and becomes more concerned as the days, weeks and months pass that these people’s lives are in jeopardy. The film is an emotional rollercoaster from the opening scene with the Jewish family singing, to the closing scene in the graveyard. In the beginning of the movie Schindler is introduced to the audience as almost a villain, with the way the scene is shot and how he is dressed. This, as it turns out, could not be further from the truth because he ends up rescuing over 1,100 Jews from there death. By the time the end of the movie comes around he is portrayed in a completely different light. A light of a man who realizes that people are more important than things could ever be. This portrayal comes about in much the same way that the introduction to the film, except the opposite in almost every way.
The bulk of the movie revolves around the changing of Schindler from the staunch Nazi party member, to ultimately, a softer gentler man who realizes that people are much more important than things. This is very evident when during the course of the movie when the train that was supposed to take workers to a new factory, and instead it takes them to a concentrations camp. If this had happened earlier in the movie Schindler may not have tried as hard to get his highly trained employees back. As it stands, he does everything he can in order to get his employees back thus saving some of them from there impending death. This shows the evolution that takes place within the man, this change is a central idea in the movie.
The film was released in early 1994 and featured an amazing cast, headlined by Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes, as well as being directed by the talented Stephen Spielberg. This film is, for the most part, is based on the events of Oskar Schindler and his associates during the polish occupation. What is interesting about this film is that it is shot almost exclusively in black and white, except for the opening minutes, and a red coat that a young girl is wearing in the middle of the film. Spielberg chooses to do this in order to keep the audience acutely aware of the time frame that this movie is taking place in. With this compilation of great talent both in front of and behind the camera it is easy to see why this film is so intricate and has great meaning.
In the film there are several historical theme