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(Yahoo)   Oliwia Dabrowska, the 'red coat girl' from Schindler's List, broke a promise to Steven Spielberg and watched the movie at age eleven. Guess how she felt about it   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 163
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2013-03-04 03:51:57 PM  
I made a platonic friend watch Schindlers List one night.

Oliwia is far from the only person traumatized by that film.
 
2013-03-04 03:53:05 PM  
I had to write a 20 page paper about that movie for a class in college. I must have watched Schindler's List at least 30 times; slowing it down, stopping, rewinding, taking notes over the course of a month. I remember being so numb when I finally handed in that paper. I had been crying almost daily.

Ugh, never again.

/css
 
2013-03-04 03:56:02 PM  
Article says she was 3 when the movie was released, meaning she was probably 2 when her scenes were filmed.

That was one mature 2 year old making promises to Steven Spielberg and looking like she was about 6.
 
2013-03-04 03:56:38 PM  
I saw that movie on NBC when it was broadcasted uninterrupted in 1997. I liked it. I thought it was a great movie.
 
2013-03-04 03:57:13 PM  

RexTalionis: I saw that movie on NBC when it was broadcasted uninterrupted in 1997. I liked it. I thought it was a great movie.


Was 13 at the time.
 
2013-03-04 04:06:39 PM  
I'm sure it is an awesome movie. I never need to see it.
 
2013-03-04 04:08:36 PM  
I was 22 when it came out, I guess.  I was pretty traumatized.  Haunted, you might say.
 
2013-03-04 04:08:45 PM  
I think 11 is a little young to be watching Schindler's list.
 
2013-03-04 04:11:40 PM  

wildcardjack: I made a platonic friend watch Schindlers List one night.


That'll teach them to friend zone you.
 
2013-03-04 04:12:18 PM  
Aging has been quite good to her.

/I'd get that Polish girl to polish my knob.
 
2013-03-04 04:14:08 PM  
I saw it once, before I had kids. I don't think I could make it through a viewing now.

I still get sick thinking about the scene in Amistad where the mother tips back overboard with her baby off the slave ship. Can't watch that one anymore, either.
 
2013-03-04 04:36:33 PM  
Schindler's List was too long.

/no, not the film
//*runs*
 
2013-03-04 04:42:06 PM  
I saw that movie in HS. Won't ever watch it again.
 
2013-03-04 04:44:47 PM  

gameshowhost: Schindler's List was too long.

/no, not the film
//*runs*


Damn you.  I laughed at that.
 
2013-03-04 04:52:24 PM  
I've seen it.  I will never watch it again.
 
2013-03-04 04:53:29 PM  
I watched the edited version on AMC. Thankfully I saw it in the theaters so I could follow the edited version.


Some movies should never be edited.
 
2013-03-04 04:54:49 PM  

RexTalionis: RexTalionis: I saw that movie on NBC when it was broadcasted uninterrupted in 1997. I liked it. I thought it was a great movie.

Was 13 at the time.


Yeah. I think that's how I saw it too. The thing that stuck in my mind the most was the kid(s) hiding in the latrine.
 
2013-03-04 04:57:43 PM  
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2013-03-04 05:00:35 PM  
She thought that her role was dumbing down the movie by making the horrors of the Holocaust even more blatant?

/Great movie, but that scene and Neeson's "I could have saved more people" speech at the end were really overblown.
 
2013-03-04 05:07:12 PM  
It is one of the outstanding films that I never want to see again. Way too depressing. Especially the end when the IRL survivors of the list and their actors were putting the stones on Oskar's grave.

/along with Grave of the Fireflies
 
2013-03-04 05:07:36 PM  

meat0918: I've seen it.  I will never watch it again.


Definitely a 'One timer'. So was The Wind That Shakes The Barley and The Magdalene Sisters
 
2013-03-04 05:10:32 PM  
As a movie it's very well made (great acting, great technical specs, great cinematagraphy, great score)

As history (especially the history of Oskar Shindler), it's grade-A bullpucky..

The scene at the end where he breaks down? It looks good on camera (and, yes, the one [and only] time i saw the film, i cried like what i imagine a kicked puppy would at that scene [and others].). The only problem is, it didn't happen. Even his surviving family members claim that he was so stoic that that action would have been so out-of-character for him that it would have been as if an alien intelligence had taken him over.

upload.wikimedia.org

The only film on the Holocaust you ever need to see.

The first, the last, the only.

Bring Kleenex by the palletload.

But...if you must see another:

upload.wikimedia.org

is very nearly as tearduct-exercising.
 
2013-03-04 05:11:28 PM  
I only remember parts of the film as I was making out with my girlfriend during it....
 
2013-03-04 05:11:41 PM  
Am I weird that I honestly enjoy watching that movie?  I just think its really well done.
 
2013-03-04 05:12:09 PM  
...SChindler...
 
2013-03-04 05:12:11 PM  
I was 18 when it came out and I took my girlfriend to see it. As the movie progressed, she kept slinking lower and lower into her seat. I asked her several times if she wanted to leave and she kept saying "I'm fine".

Then they were rounding people up for the trains or the camps (I forget which) and they shot the kid. She asked if we could leave, so we did. I ended up going back a week later and watched it by myself.

/When I told the story of leaving to a friend, he told me about how he saw the movie with a friend who was fluent in German and lived there for years. Apparently, the commander that yelled at the guy after he shot the kids was yelling at him for not shooting him sooner.
//CSB
 
2013-03-04 05:15:49 PM  
I watched it in college with a couple friends   We sat, unable to move, until the credits were over and the house lights came back on.  We were far from the only ones that did that (it was in the 1000 seat Fremont theater in San Luis Obispo.  It wasn't full, but many people seems stuck in their seats.)

When we walked out onto the street, my friend said, "That was the greatest movie I'll never watch again."  I kind of agreed with him,

/Won't let my kids see it until at least high school.
//Classic animated fare for the time being.
///I'm hearing good things about this "Grave of the Fireflies".  I'll have to rent it for them this weekend.
 
2013-03-04 05:18:21 PM  

RexTalionis: I saw that movie on NBC when it was broadcasted uninterrupted in 1997. I liked it. I thought it was a great movie.


I think that's how I first saw it, and I was in high school at the time.

I remember being utterly gutpunched by the film.

Jaws is my favorite Spielberg film, but I think Schindler's List is his best work.  John Williams' score, in particular, is especially effective and haunting here.
 
2013-03-04 05:19:07 PM  

Eirik: I watched it in college with a couple friends   We sat, unable to move, until the credits were over and the house lights came back on.  We were far from the only ones that did that (it was in the 1000 seat Fremont theater in San Luis Obispo.  It wasn't full, but many people seems stuck in their seats.)

When we walked out onto the street, my friend said, "That was the greatest movie I'll never watch again."  I kind of agreed with him,

/Won't let my kids see it until at least high school.
//Classic animated fare for the time being.
///I'm hearing good things about this "Grave of the Fireflies".  I'll have to rent it for them this weekend.


I'll never watch "Grave of the Fireflies".  I don't care how good people say it is.
 
2013-03-04 05:19:59 PM  

gameshowhost: Schindler's List was too long.

/no, not the film
//*runs*


There's a special place in hell for the likes of you.

/Aisle seat
//Will be your bunk buddy for making me laugh at that.
 
2013-03-04 05:20:55 PM  

Eirik: I'm hearing good things about this "Grave of the Fireflies". I'll have to rent it for them this weekend.


meat0918: I'll never watch "Grave of the Fireflies". I don't care how good people say it is.


You feel empty for at least a week if you should ever see it, I kid you not.

I don't really like anime, but I rented that after a lot of recommendations on TotalFark Discussion.

I could never bring myself to watch that film again.  That's not hyperbole.  There's absolutely no way I could force myself to watch that a second time.
 
2013-03-04 05:21:23 PM  

Eirik: I watched it in college with a couple friends   We sat, unable to move, until the credits were over and the house lights came back on.  We were far from the only ones that did that (it was in the 1000 seat Fremont theater in San Luis Obispo.  It wasn't full, but many people seems stuck in their seats.)

When we walked out onto the street, my friend said, "That was the greatest movie I'll never watch again."  I kind of agreed with him,

/Won't let my kids see it until at least high school.
//Classic animated fare for the time being.
///I'm hearing good things about this "Grave of the Fireflies".  I'll have to rent it for them this weekend.


Not sure if serious...
 
2013-03-04 05:23:09 PM  
As far as i'm concerned, its the finest film ever made...  I don't want to hear about historical inaccuracies, and soforth... The point of the movie is not to tell us about Schindler's life...  The point of the movie is to depict the horror of The Holocause, but juxtapose it with an indomitable human spirt in the face of such adversity.
 
2013-03-04 05:23:13 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: RexTalionis: I saw that movie on NBC when it was broadcasted uninterrupted in 1997. I liked it. I thought it was a great movie.

I think that's how I first saw it, and I was in high school at the time.

I remember being utterly gutpunched by the film.

Jaws is my favorite Spielberg film, but I think Schindler's List is his best work.  John Williams' score, in particular, is especially effective and haunting here.


I think the best decision in making that movie was to keep it in B&W; making it in color wouldn't have given it the...feeling of haunting that you have in watching it.
 
2013-03-04 05:24:48 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Eirik: I'm hearing good things about this "Grave of the Fireflies". I'll have to rent it for them this weekend.

meat0918: I'll never watch "Grave of the Fireflies". I don't care how good people say it is.

You feel empty for at least a week if you should ever see it, I kid you not.

I don't really like anime, but I rented that after a lot of recommendations on TotalFark Discussion.

I could never bring myself to watch that film again.  That's not hyperbole.  There's absolutely no way I could force myself to watch that a second time.


Just had to read the synopsis of it and say "Yeah, won't watch this, ever."  Not because it stinks....but because how heartbreaking it must seem to be.
 
2013-03-04 05:30:08 PM  
Why are some of you so traumatized? You do know crap like that still happens in one form or another.
 
2013-03-04 05:30:46 PM  
There are several movies that really screwed me over when I saw them as a kid. I've hunted most of them down and watched them as an adult and they've lost the horror they held before. There are just some things a small kid does not have the experience to cope with.
 
2013-03-04 05:30:53 PM  
i can't fap to this?
 
2013-03-04 05:30:58 PM  

Rwa2play: I think the best decision in making that movie was to keep it in B&W; making it in color wouldn't have given it the...feeling of haunting that you have in watching it.


Definitely.

Janusz Kaminski's cinematography would have suffered if they went with color.

It's one of the most mentioned elements of the film, but Spielberg's use of the girl in the red coat is iconic and ultimately heartwrenching.


Rwa2play: Just had to read the synopsis of it and say "Yeah, won't watch this, ever." Not because it stinks....but because how heartbreaking it must seem to be.


Pretty much.

I mean... I wouldn't stop anyone from watching it, but I feel that fair warnings are due:  it will totally and thoroughly crush your soul.
 
2013-03-04 05:31:17 PM  
Sinbox:

The only film on the Holocaust you ever need to see.

The first, the last, the only.

Bring Kleenex by the palletload.

But...if you must see another:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x314]

is very nearly as tearduct-exercising.



The Pianist was also really really good.
 
2013-03-04 05:31:31 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: gameshowhost: Schindler's List was too long.

/no, not the film
//*runs*

Damn you.  I laughed at that.


With a name like "Adolph", how could you not?

\I laughed too, then I had a sad
 
2013-03-04 05:33:12 PM  

T.rex: As far as i'm concerned, its the finest film ever made...  I don't want to hear about historical inaccuracies, and soforth... The point of the movie is not to tell us about Schindler's life...  The point of the movie is to depict the horror of The Holocause, but juxtapose it with an indomitable human spirt in the face of such adversity.


I have very similar feelings about Porky's.
 
2013-03-04 05:35:30 PM  
www.moneyandshit.com
 
2013-03-04 05:40:19 PM  

Nuclear Monk: T.rex: As far as i'm concerned, its the finest film ever made...  I don't want to hear about historical inaccuracies, and soforth... The point of the movie is not to tell us about Schindler's life...  The point of the movie is to depict the horror of The Holocause, but juxtapose it with an indomitable human spirt in the face of such adversity.

I have very similar feelings about Porky's.


never saw it... nor have i ever seen Bachelor Party, Blues Brothers, or Jerry McGuire.
 
2013-03-04 05:42:33 PM  
The opening part of SL showing how he walks into the room of partying nazis and just takes it over still amazes me... the character Liam brought to life in that scene was quite a slick dude and probably one of my favorite "cool guys" to ever grace the screen.
 
mhd
2013-03-04 05:47:17 PM  
The whole school went to see Schindler's List, totally unannounced. Came a bit late, people were waiting outside already. And on the way to the cinema, I got told that the day before a classmate had a fatal moped accident... Then it's off to see a depiction of what could've been your grandparents committing genocide. What more could a teenager ask for?
 
2013-03-04 05:48:01 PM  
The thing about the Academy Awards that year was how all four of the better Supporting Actor nominees lost to the least of the nominees.

You had...

-Ralph Fiennes for Schindler's List
-Pete Postlethwaite for In the Name of the Father
-John Malkovich for In the Line of the Fire
-Leonardo DiCaprio for What's Eating Gilbert Grape

... all losing to Tommy Lee Jones for The Fugitive.

Huh?

I mean, I love TLJ's work and thought he was good in The Fugitive, but I didn't think he was THAT good, and definitely not better than the other four nominees.
 
2013-03-04 05:50:18 PM  
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It's a great date movie and I got to second base
 
2013-03-04 05:50:59 PM  
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She hasn't aged well...
 
2013-03-04 05:52:18 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Eirik: I'm hearing good things about this "Grave of the Fireflies". I'll have to rent it for them this weekend.

meat0918: I'll never watch "Grave of the Fireflies". I don't care how good people say it is.

You feel empty for at least a week if you should ever see it, I kid you not.

I don't really like anime, but I rented that after a lot of recommendations on TotalFark Discussion.

I could never bring myself to watch that film again.  That's not hyperbole.  There's absolutely no way I could force myself to watch that a second time.


If you want something less anime, The Road is something to watch. Christ that movie just knocked you down and kept kicking and kicking...
 
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