Interesting facts about the film "Schindler's List"
This year marks 25 years since the movie "Schindler's List" was released. At the time, it took Steven Spielberg on the book by Thomas Keneally "Schindler's Ark," based on real events - German industrialist Oskar Schindler redeemed captives for his factory, thus saving the lives of nearly 1,200 Jews.
the film is trying to withdraw in 1960
Long before Spielberg made his film and Keneally wrote his book on the contribution of Oskar Schindler already knew in Hollywood. The initiator of all these events is actually Leopold Page (real name - Poldek Pfefferberg), a shopkeeper who sells leather goods. When he learned that one of his clients - Keneally - writer, Leopold told him the story of Schindler, he knew the story first hand - Leopold himself was one of the "Schindler's List." Leopold believed the task of his life to tell people about his Savior.
Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler.
In the early 1960s, to his shop sign wife film producer Marvin Gosh, Leopold and asked her to arrange a meeting with him. So the shop owner came to the studio MGM Studios and the producers told her story. Marvin Ghosh imbued by this story and decided to try to make a movie, which even found a screenwriter - Howard Koch, one of the authors of the script "Casablanca." But for some reason the project stalled and went no further. Two years after this writer met Leopold Keneally. The writer took almost 15 years to collect material for his book, and actually write it.
Steven Spielberg could not have 10 years to decide to make this film
Oskar Schindler / Oskar Schindler.
Review of the book Keneally got to Spilberu on the table in 1982. He immediately bought the film rights, but to make a film he did not dare - it was a very serious issue, and at that time the director did not feel ready for this shooting. For ten years, he tried to persuade his colleagues to take the job. First he offered his Sydney Pollack - he refused. Suggested that Roman Polanski - who also refused. Polanski himself experienced what the Nazi regime, once in 8 years in the Krakow ghetto for Jews. He managed to escape from him on the day of liquidation, after which it harbored a Polish family. Polanski's parents were not so lucky - they both were in a concentration camp, and the mother of Roman no longer came out alive.
Oskar Schindler and Liam Neeson.
Spielberg also offered a film by Martin Scorsese - and that despite the fact that he was sure that such a film should be removed only director-Jew, is very interested in the project. By the time Steven Spielberg already very ripe for the filming of "Schindler's List", so to take back his proposal, he exchanged with the project Scorsese - took it a film about the war, instead of giving "Cape Fear."
The work on "Schindler's List" was at the same time work on the "Jurassic Park"
Steven Spielberg with the actors of the film "Schindler's List."
Take immediately after the film Spielberg still did not work. Along with the film company, they decided to first remove the "Jurassic Park", and only then take up the "Schindler's List." Make movies in reverse order, as Spielberg has admitted he would have simply failed. However, this also meant that when shooting "Schindler's List" has already begun, a film about dinosaurs was in the process of post-production. While shooting the film in Europe, Spielberg was forced to regularly throw away everything that happens to him in the background and return his thoughts to an entertaining movie. "I had 2-3 times a week to organize a satellite link from Northern California to adopt these or other frames with T-Rex. Me everything was seething with anger and resentment that I had to combine these two works. I was then extremely angry about it all. "
The girl in the red coat is really existed
In a completely black-and-white film, there is only one episode in which the present color: Schindler watches the hill chaos that occurs in the city, and saw a little girl in a red coat, which runs through everything that happens, as though noticing nothing.
Ligocka Roma (Roma Ligocka).
Roma Ligocka (Roma Ligocka), who was born in Krakow in 1938 and published in 2002 his novel "The Girl in the red coat," said the girl from the movie is the epitome of all the children who were killed by the Nazis. Only in Poland alone killed more than half a million children. "The experience of girls in the movie and my own experience exactly the same during the war. The difference is only one - I survived. "
Recalling his early years spent first in the ghetto, then the family that hid them from the Germans, Roma says that bright colors help her escape from the terrible reality. "I had no toys and little I needed at least some color to distract from the gray and hopeless around the world. Therefore, when things get too bad, I used bright clothes as a kind of shield from reality. "
Steven Spielberg refused the fee for the film
"Schindler's List" is the most expensive black-and-white film to date. In 1993, its budget was 25 million dollars. And at the same time the film was the most commercially successful of all the black-and-white films - the world's fees amounted to 321 million dollars.
Despite the phenomenal success of Spielberg himself waived his fee. According to the director, he felt he had no right to become somehow richer at the expense of the film, otherwise it would be "blood money." Instead, Spielberg spent his fee on the creation of "Shoah Foundation", which aims to preserve the written and physical evidence of the genocide of World War II. To date, the fund holds about 52,000 certificates taken from the participants in the events.