96) Armond White Movie Review of Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List film -1994-
” ‘Witnessing,’ a term repeated in the most doctrinaire reviews of…
Schindler’s List, actually happens only once in the movie. Steven Spielberg ‘witnesses’ the tribute he has arranged in which survivors of the World War II Holocaust file past the gravesite of Oskar Schindler…”
“It is a perfectly situated affirmation of the gratitude and humanity that a group of people express toward a man who saved their lives. The profound optimism–the goodness–of human experience has always been the subject of Steven Spielberg’s greatest art: Close Encounters of The Third Kind (1977), The Color Purple (1985), E.T. (1982)–each an ebullient fantasy. But there’s no awareness of this sensibility in the widespread hurrahs for his latest drama…”
“Typically far from the mark is David Denby’s praise of Steven Spielberg’s ‘anger’–imputing a petty vengefulness to the motives of the most benevolent filmmaker of all time. The tendency to turn Steven Spielberg into…”
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