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Schindler’s List

1993

Schindler’s List Poster
  • Interesting as a film about the possibility of compassionate capitalism. Or maybe it should be the impossibility, in that it takes the industrial-scale persecution, humiliation and slaughter of 6,000,000 for Schindler to acquire a dangerous sense of compassion. But it remains ambiguous as to whether Schindler actually comprehends the reality of what's happening.

  • Candor compels me to admit that Schindler's List not only made me blubber helplessly both times I saw it, once before and once after reading Thomas Keneally's fascinating nonfiction novel; it has also, though I have some misgivings, won my gratitude and respect.

  • The first time I saw “Schindler’s List,” it enraged me. . . . Not surprisingly, I see it very differently now. Whereas a quarter-century ago I only could recognize Spielberg’s signature, saccharine sentimentality, now I register how many punches he pulled — how carefully he built his very necessary case using the exact tools for which my younger (and rasher) self faulted him.