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World War II as Portrayed through the story of Oskar Schindler Schindlers List begins when Oskar Schindler comes to Krakow just after Germanys invasion of Poland Determined to become a war profiteer using his late fathers bankrupt manufacturing company Schindler soon finds himself living the high life on the Nazi Reichmark But Schindler does not enter and exit the war the same man Through Stephen Spielbergs rendition of Schindlers List we see a blunt view of what things were like for the Schindler Jews and for Oskar Schindler himself during WWII without excessive special effects unnecessary plot twists and over-dramatizations of character The first thing that one notices when watching this movie is that it was filmed in black and white even though it was produced in 1993 Schindlers List At first one may see this as a weakness but in fact it is nothing of the sort By producing this film in black and white instead of color the director Stephen Spielberg does not allow the films audience to stray far from the storyline or get distracted by the vivid colors in the background This also sets the mood for the films 1940s era setting and allows for the emphasis of certain parts of the film more than others The best example of this is the girl with the red coat The girl with the red coat is the only speck of color in the body of the movie and was what completed Oskar Schindlers change of heart from a cold war profiteer to a harbor of un-essential Jewish workers during the Holocaust and henceforth a man who saved over 1100 lives Schindlers List Although the girl with the red coat had only two walk on appearances in the movie her role far outweighed the importance of any other walk on role The first time Oskar saw her was when she was walking down the street in Krakow with her mother He didnt see
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