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Schindler's List
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Produced by Steven Spielberg,
Branko Lustig,
Gerald R. Molen,
Lew Rywin (co-producer)
Written by Steven Zaillian (screenplay)
Based on Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally
Starring Liam Neeson,
Ben Kingsley,
Ralph Fiennes
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Janusz Kaminski
Editing by Michael Kahn
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Running time 195 minutes
Country United States
Language English/Hebrew/German/Polish
Budget $25 million (estimated)

Schindler's List is a 1993 American movie set in World War II, and directed by Steven Spielberg. It is based on Schindler's Ark, a 1982 book by Thomas Keneally. The movie and the book owe their names to the list of over a thousand Jews who worked in the title character's factory.

It is about businessman Oskar Schindler who saves thousands of Jews from being killed in the Holocaust by putting them to work in a factory. His list was the list of Jews he wanted to save.

The movie was nominated for 12 and won seven Academy Awards, including one for Best Picture. Spielberg won another for Best Director.[1]

Among others such as Citizen Kane and Sunset Boulevard, it has been called one of the greatest movies ever. In 1998, the American Film Institute selected it as the ninth most popular of all time in their 100 Years... 100 Movies list.

In February 1997, NBC aired a version without cuts of the movie (in two parts), much to the upset of many viewers. It was the first time a television broadcast had ever received the TV-M rating (soon to be called TV-MA).


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