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Steven Speilbergs main purpose for directing the film Schindlers List was to tell the best story to ever come out of the Holocaust whilst informing the viewer of the horrific events that occurred during the Holocaust was his secondary motive Due to the fact that the movie is based around the life of one man it is obvious that this is correct Also the development of the characters and the importance of names in the film suggest that is was not merely a Holocaust documentary Schindlers List is an award-winning masterpiece that is not only entertaining but informative Oskar Schindler was the saint of the devil and Schindlers List is the story of his life not the story of the Holocaust The movie follows Schindler from the money-hungry business tycoon to his metamorphosis into a saviour of thousands As the protagonist Oskars mind becomes exposed to the viewer to reveal his innermost thoughts through the direction of Speilberg Speilberg has taken the story of Schindlers life written and spoken by many and given it life on the screen The movie would not be Schindlers List without Schindler Had Speilberg wanted to he could have easily directed a documentary or even another film totally based on the events of the Holocaust But instead he has taken a story of a man from the Holocaust and shown the world that mans life Whilst it could be argued that Schindlers List was directed merely as a learning tool about the Holocaust the intricacy of the characters and their development counteract that argument All of the characters but particularly Oskar Schindler and Amon Goeth were the central focus of the movie The whole film was based around the lives of these men who as it so happens were alive at the time of the Holocaust The same story could have occurred in other circumstances but the main focus of the movie would not change although teaching the viewer about
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