The fact that Spielberg made this movie in black and white really contributed to the drama and sensitivity of this film. Viewers were not distracted by the flashy colors and distractions, but pulled into the movie through the shades of grey and black. It helped focus on the feeling and emotional aspects of the film while it was in black and white, the tragedy and horror of it all. The shades were crisp and the imagery was amazing. The little spots of color he added, with the little girl and her red coat running through town, and then the little girlÕs red coat in the pile of bodies at the internment camp, made her something to remember. This little bit of color in the darkness represented hope and innocence. Her innocence was not lost with death, but just gave viewers hope for the future. In this movie, color equaled good.
Overall, Steven Spielberg did an exceptional job in portraying the pain and truth of the Holocaust. It is horrible that in reality, the events that happened were must worse and much more frequent. Over six millions Jews were killed. That is a horrific number. Especially that in todayÕs world, not even one million are present. He really opened peoples eyes to the horrors of what could happen, and shows us how fortunate we are.
There have been many documentaries and productions focusing on the Holocaust. This dramatic and sensitive topic is hard to reenact, let alone be made to be more appealing to a viewers eye than the previous version. Stephen Spielberg set a high bar for himself, but truly captured the brutality of the events while making it interesting and educational for viewers.
It is in no way an over-statement to say that SchindlerÕs List is a masterpiece and lives up to every critical accolade. By bringing this story to the screen (based on fact but not an exact historical document) Spielberg has performed a great service for mankind, focusing on the Holocaust in uncomfortable detail while retaining the personal aspects....