Includes recorded intro by Steven Spielberg.
One of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1990s, Schindler’s List retells the true story of Oskar Schindler (superbly played by Liam Neeson), a German Catholic industrialist who sought his fortune in the aftermath of the German invasion of Poland by exploiting his membership of the Nazi Party and cheap Jewish labour. But as the horror of the events surrounding him became apparent, Schindler risked everything to protect and save the lives of more than 1,100 Jews by sheltering them in his factory.
Spectacularly shot in monochrome, the images are stylish, elegant, profoundly moving and increasingly more disturbing. Arguably Spielberg’s most passionate film, Schindler’s List is also one of his most restrained, avoiding the sentimentality that featured strongly in his previous work. It’s one of the best war films ever made, and ranks among the greatest pictures of all time.
This charming adaptation of Truman Capote's novel, set in an idealised early-1960s New York, was nominated for several Oscars.
Audrey Hepburn stars as Manhattan good-time girl Holly Golightly, who spends her time at exclusive parties and on high-class dates. The carefree Holly – who remains uncommitted and aloof towards the wealthy men who shower her with gifts – strikes up a fragile relationship with her neighbour, the aspiring writer Paul Varjak (Peppard). He is suffering from writers’ block while being kept by a wealthy woman (Patricia Neal).
But just as Holly and Paul’s romance begins to grow, Doc (Buddy Ebsen) appears on the scene and complicates matters, revealing the truth about Holly's past.