Making Schindler’s List Was the Hardest Thing Spielberg Ever Did



Steven Spielberg has often told us how Schindler’s List was a very personal project for him, but it turned into a very personal project for all who worked on it. Spielberg considered it his magnum opus, but he didn't want to make money from it. That's what Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park was for. The studio folks didn't expect it to do well, so they gave Spielberg a smaller budget than any movie he'd made in decades. How could a black-and-white film about the Holocaust draw audiences to the theater? Too depressing. Yes, it may have been a depressing subject, but the care that went into it resulted in a devastatingly emotional film. If it left us devastated after watching, what did it do to Spielberg himself, who spent ten years bringing to project to life, and then months crafting it? Weird History looks at Spielberg's experience, and other stories behind Schindler’s List.  


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