Schindler’s list screenplay

Schindler’s list screenplay

Schindler’s list screenplay

Schindler’s list screenplay is a must read for the all the screenwriters. The movie is film mastery at it’s best. But before you get to reading the Schindler’s list screenplay here is a cool fact.

It was Australian novelist Thomas Keneally who came across the story in 1980. This happened when he had stopped into a leather goods shop. When the owner of the shop, Leopold Page, learned that Keneally was a writer, he began telling him “the greatest story of humanity man to man.” That story was about how Page and his wife along with thousands of other Jews were saved by a Nazi factory owner named Oskar Schindler during World War II.

Photocopies of documents related to Schindler were given to Keneally. He also revived speeches, firsthand accounts, testimonies, and the actual list of names of the people Schindler saved. It inspired Keneally to write the book Schindler’s Ark, on which the movie is based. Page (whose real name was Poldek Pfefferberg) ended up becoming a consultant on the film.

Cool fact isn’t it? The first scene still grips me every time. The way Liam neeson (Schindler) skillfully social engineers his way into an unknown tribe.

The elegant suits, expensive liquor, the overflowing confidence and charm. And how can you forget those endless cigarettes. Every sensory captured perfectly to set you up for an amazing story ahead.


Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist and member of the Nazi party, tries to save his Jewish employees after witnessing the persecution of Jews in Poland.


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Original and revised screenplay

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