Journal: Putting the Holocaust on Film Feb 25, 2010 11:44:54 GMT -5
Post by StevePulaski on Feb 25, 2010 11:44:54 GMT -5
Putting the Holocaust on Film
by Steve Pulaski.
by Steve Pulaski.
The Holocaust was an important event in history. It is also one of the biggest money makers in Hollywood. When making a film on the Holocaust, you have to make sure it has relevance and a tear-jerking plot and scenes that will make the audience feel sympathy. The most popular films that deal with the Holocaust are “Schindler’s List” and “Sophie’s Choice”. Both nominated for Academy Awards and both have exceptionally well acting. “Sophie’s Choice” was made in 1982; following ten years later would be “Schindler’s List”. Going forward in time, there are still movies made about The Holocaust to this very day. As well as documentaries, mini-series, and TV Shows, that’s the power The Holocaust had. It’s such an historic event, it has been everywhere and it happened seventy years ago. “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” is a film that was made in 2008 about a boy having conversation over a fence with a boy who is in a Concentration Camp. The plot is well drawn out and the characters are solid, which makes it a fine example of a great movie dealing with The Holocaust. The most recent Holocaust movie is entitled “Valkyrie”, about Colonel Von Stauffenberg leading his gang of men as they try to assassinate Hitler to put an end to his tortures. The most famous Holocaust documentary that stands out to many is “Paper Clips”. It’s a documentary about a middle school collecting twelve million paper clips each clip representing one person who had died in The Holocaust. Many people had donated paper clips to the school to help show each and every student what twelve million really looks like. Since there is a sea of Holocaust movie, there are various that stand out that I named. But some movies are released in Germany, UK, and Hungary only, which means the US has no distribution in theaters or DVD for the film. Though no doubt there are plenty of great movies for a sad, yet interesting point in history that are right here in the USA.