Schindler's List script
Synopsis: Businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from World War II, which has just started. After joining the Nazi party primarily for political expediency, he staffs his factory with Jewish workers for similarly pragmatic reasons. When the SS begins exterminating Jews in the Krakow ghetto, Schindler arranges to have his workers protected to keep his factory in operation, but soon realizes that in so doing, he is also saving innocent lives.

WAITERS ARRIVE WITH PLATES OF CAVIAR

and another round of drinks. The lieutenant makes a

halfhearted move for his wallet.

LIEUTENANT:

Let me get this one.

SCHINDLER:

No, put it away, put it away.

Schindler's already got his money out. Even as he's paying,

his eyes are working the room, settling on a table where a

girl is declining the advances of two more high-ranking SS

men.

A TABLECLOTH BILLOWS

as a waiter lays it down on another table that's been added

to the others. Schindler seats the SS officers on either

side of his own "date" --

SCHINDLER:

What are you drinking, gin?

He motions to a waiter to refill the men's drinks, and,

returning to the head of the table(s), sweeps the room again

with his eyes.

ROAR OF LAUGHTER

erupts from Schindler's party in the corner. Nobody's having

a better time than those people over there. His guests have

swelled to ten or twelve -- SS men, Polish cops, girls --

and he moves among them like the great entertainer he is,

making sure everybody's got enough to eat and drink.

Here, closer, at this table across the room, an SS officer

gestures to one of the SS men who an hour ago couldn't get

the girl to sit at his table. The guy comes over.

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Steven Zaillian

Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an American screenwriter, director, film editor, producer, and founder of Film Rites, a film production company. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay Schindler's List (1993) and he has been nominated for Awakenings , Gangs of New York and Moneyball. He was also presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2009 Austin Film Festival and the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America in 2011. more…

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