Schindler's List

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Schindler's List

1993 American epic historical drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian add

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 1983.

Countries: Poland (33%), United States (25%), Italy (8%)

Main connections: Principal photography, Leonard Maltin, Gene Siskel

Linked to: American Film Institute, Brown University, Democratic Party, Los Angeles Film Critics Association

 

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1983

At their first meeting in spring 1983, he told Pfefferberg he would start filming in ten years add something

 

In 1983, Keneally was hired to adapt his book, and he turned in a 220-page script add something


1985

Influenced by the 1985 documentary film "Shoah", Spielberg decided not to plan the film with storyboards, and to shoot it like a documentary add something


1988

Spielberg offered the film to Sydney Pollack and Martin Scorsese, who was attached to direct "Schindler's List" in 1988 add something


1991

Spielberg offered him the chance to direct the 1991 remake of "Cape Fear" instead add something


1992

Neeson auditioned as Schindler early on, and was cast in December 1992, after Spielberg saw him perform in "Anna Christie" on Broadway add something


1993

Principal photography took place in Kraków, Poland, over the course of 72 days in 1993 add something

 

The film was named the best of 1993 by critics such as James Berardinelli, Roger Ebert, and Gene Siskel add something

 

"'Schindler's List"' is a 1993 American epic historical drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian add something

 

Principal photography began on March 1, 1993 in Kraków, Poland, with a planned schedule of 75 days add something

 

Spielberg spent several hours each evening editing "Jurassic Park", which was scheduled to premiere in June 1993 add something

 

"Schindler's List" premiered on November 30, 1993, in Washington, D.C. and it was released on December 15, 1993, in the United States add something


1994

At a 1994 "Village Voice" symposium about the film, historian Annette Insdorf described how her mother, a survivor of three concentration camps, felt gratitude that the Holocaust story was finally being told in a major film that would be widely viewed add something


1995

He cited "Schindler's List" as an influence on his 1995 film "Death and the Maiden" add something

 

"Schindler's List" featured on a number of "best of" lists, including the "Time" magazine's Top Hundred as selected by critics Richard Corliss and Richard Schickel, "Time Out" magazine's 100 Greatest Films Centenary Poll conducted in 1995, and Leonard Maltin's "100 Must See Movies of the Century" add something


1997

For the 1997 American television showing, the film was broadcast virtually unedited add something

 

"Schindler's List" made its US network television premiere on NBC on February 23, 1997 add something


1998

The film aired on public television in Israel on Holocaust Memorial Day in 1998 add something


2002

Polanski eventually directed his own Holocaust drama, "The Pianist", in 2002 add something


2004

Deeming the film "culturally significant", the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2004 add something

 

The Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2004 add something

 

The DVD was released on March 9, 2004 in widescreen and fullscreen editions, on a double-sided disc with the feature film beginning on side A and continuing on side B. Special features include a documentary introduced by Spielberg add something


2005

A Channel 4 poll named "Schindler's List" the ninth greatest film of all time, and it ranked fourth in their 2005 war films poll add something


2013

As part of its 20th anniversary, the movie was released on Blu-ray Disc on March 5, 2013 add something


2014

According to a 2014 interview of family members, the girl in red was inspired by Kraków resident Genya Gitel Chil add something


2018

A digitally remastered version of the film will be released into theaters on December 7, 2018 for its 25th anniversary add something