Re: What are the missteps with "Schindler's List"?
Posted by TonyV on March 31, 2018, 11:50 pm, in reply to "What are the missteps with "Schindler's List"?"
The apology scene, a scene just before that where he preens to the assembled masses at his factory, extolling them to thank themselves and speaking as if he just walked out of a Shoah seminar; he was speaking with more historical hindsight than he would have at that point. The third act of the film goes overboard in making Schindler saintly. I loved the stone ceremony.
But the screenplay is so well structured. Te first act is the ghetto (both the populating and the liquidation sequences are brilliant extended montages), the 2nd act is the labor camp where the pace slows down and there is a sequence of chamber-like interpersonal encounters between the characters. And the third act is the "List" drama after the camp is shut down.