Schindler's List

Schindler's List (1993)

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Factual error: In the beginning, when the Germans are setting up the tables to record the names, one German puts down a plastic stamp pad. Stamp pads of that era were metal.

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Suggested correction: Not true. Rubber stamp pads were invented in 1866. By WW2 they were easily available.

stiiggy

I do not believe the mistake refers to the stamp itself or the ink pad, but to the container holding the ink pad. The stamp is made of rubber, but the ink pad should be contained in metal.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Personally I think it is a metal stamp pad. Maybe a second pair of eyes to confirm? At 1:31 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UoF6uIQOK8.

lionhead

That is a very tough call. The pad sounds plastic when placed upon the table as the sound is rather light whereas a metal pad would more likely have more of a thud than is heard.

Ssiscool Premium member

It could have easily been celluloid or Bakelite - both had been around for decades.

Continuity mistake: Amon Goeth pulls out a German Luger to shoot the rabbi. The Luger jams so Goeth pulls out another pistol and pulls the slide back indicating a semi-auto handgun. The second also fails. Goeth gets frustrated and throws the gun on the ground. When the other Nazi picks it up, it's magically a revolver. (01:28:05)

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Reiter: I'm a graduate of Civil Engineering from the University of Milan.
Amon Goeth: Ah, an educated Jew... Like Karl Marx himself. Unterscharfuehrer!
Hujar: Jawohl?
Amon Goeth: Shoot her.
Reiter: Herr Kommandant! I'm only trying to do my job!
Amon Goeth: Ja, I'm doing mine.

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Trivia: Director Steven Spielberg refused to accept any money for the film because he thought it would be inappropriate. He had no salary, and he diverted any money on the back end that would have gone to him to the Shoah Foundation, which records testimonies of the survivors of genocide.

Krista

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Question: The Jews in the film are mostly small people, but the Germans are tall. Why?

Answer: Most likely the movie was deliberately cast this way to make the German soldiers look more physically powerful, brutal, and fearsome in comparison to their weakened and emaciated Jewish captives, who barely are surviving the harsh treatment inflicted on them.

raywest Premium member

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