Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The 30 Day Film Challenge Day 5: Sniffle

More 30 Day Film Challenge - hey, I posted this one after midnight, I'm playing fair and I'm trying to catch up!

It's all too easy to start my waterworks. There are lots of movies that make me tear up: The Wizard of Oz. E.T. Just about anything by Pixar. Heck, sometimes even Singin' in the Rain makes me well up sometimes because it's so beautifully performed. I'm a sap.

Not many films had the effect that Schindler's List did, though. I saw this devastating film five times in a theater. Many people couldn't manage that. The first time wiped me out. Then I kept going back, trying to analyze the film technique, geek that I am.

I never managed it. Once they liquidated the ghetto I was always done for and I would start sobbing. And I don't care how many people complain about the "I could have got more" scene. Yeah, it's a bit much. Yeah, it's a little overwritten. But dammit,  it Gets. Me. Every.Time. And that's before the memorial scene at the end, which pushes me even further. I don't watch this film often, but whenever I do, it stays with me for a long time.

1 comment:

David M. Allen M.D. said...

Don't know why, but the end of The Children's Hour always gets to me. I used to have a copy of the script and I could barely read the end of that.