"To give this film less than 5 stars is an insult..."
This film demands to be seen by everyone.I am going to describe my emotional state after seeing this film. I was devestated, drained, basically emotionally contorted into a total mess. This film showed me a true story on the subject that will make me cry whenever I think about it, the treatment of the Jews in WW2. Nothing I have seen in film, or learnt about film had prepared me to see such a beautiful yet hideous film.
The whole look of the film is in Black and white, with flourishes of colour (Girl in red coat a la Eisenstein's Potemkin - See I went to film school!) Every shot is masterfully set up and executed.. This images are in every detail perfect.
The acting on EVERYBODYS part is nothing short of magnificent, and I mean EVERYBODY.. not even and extra left out. Fiennes, Neeson, Kingsley are all beyond amazing in their portrayals. The script is as powerful as anything ever put onto paper, even better than the books about it (Schindlers Ark atc..) The soundtrack is hauntingly poetic and the sound mix is expertly done.
There is no problems I can ever fault this film with having. Speilberg has excelled himselfTo give this film less than 5 stars is an insult...