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Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"
Compares Steven Spielberg's version of the life story of Oskar Schindler with the version presented in the book, "Schindler's Ark", by Thomas Keneally.
# 49998 | 1,814 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper compares and contrasts Thomas Keneally's book, "Schindler's Ark", with Steven Spielberg's film, "Schindler's List", which Spielberg based on Keneally's book. The paper looks at the differences in how Schindler is portrayed in the novel and how he is portrayed in the film, and the details about Schindler that are included in Keneally's book, but omitted in Spielberg's film. The paper also comments on Spielberg's ability to effectively depict the horrific treatment of the Jews by the Nazis.

From the Paper:

"Perhaps no other movie in recent history has had such an effect on the American public and the citizens of the world than Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List." Based on Thomas Keneally's book, "Schindler's Ark," the movie was hailed by most critics as a masterpiece of cinematography. It was also praised as being an important and crucial link to the untold stories of the survivors of Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Through the years the movie has been studied in classrooms across the world and has become the centerpiece for museums dedicated to the camps' victims and survivors. However, one could argue that, among other differences, Spielberg's movie over-dramatized Oskar Schindler, compared to the Keneally's portrayal of the man."

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