Finally watched the phenomenon cinematic masterpiece: Schindler’s List..

I finished watching a beautiful and very sad film called “The Schindler’s List” stars Liam Neeson (Oskar Schindler), Ben Kingsley (IIzhak Stein), Ralph Fiennes (Amon Goeth).  I cannot believe I did not cry.  This film was directed by Steven Spielberg.  An excellent producer.  I have never seen this film, until today.  I have heard so much appreciation and good recommendations about this film.  Great reviews.  It is one of the most honoured films of all time.  I was completely blown away.  

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It is a true story about a man, Oskar Schindler,a member of the Nazi Party, a womaniser, a business man, a way profiteer.  A humanitarian.. This man saved lives.  More than 1000 Jewish people during the Holocaust.  This man made a difference.  It is so profound.  I feel like have learnt so much.  

When I was in year 9 at school, just before starting my GCSEs, we were meant to learn about Hitler and The Holocaust.  The teacher who was a substitute did not teach us this subject.  He was like, ‘Oh you know this topic in History.’  I was annoyed and angry, i remember.  It was the last topic on our agenda, in our last term before the summer holidays began and before our GSCEs began.  I wanted to learn.  I protested and I was ignored.  It’s crazy, now that I have grown up, I feel it is still an area of my history that I don’t know much about.  I learn through films like “Schindler’s List”, “The Counterfeits”, books like “The Boy in Striped Pyjamas” by John Boyne.  

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Game of Thrones – You Don’t Know What You Are Missing!

I have recently started reading ‘Game of Thrones, Book One: A Song of Ice and Fire” by George RR Martin, after watching the HBO TV Series, or should I say, after purchasing Series 1 and Series 2 from the shops and online.   I cannot wait till series 3 is released to buy.

It is an epic fantasy of modern age, action, horror, gore, bloody, adult themed (not suited for eyes of little ones).

It is such a brilliant book, story.  One of which, i wish i had written myself..

Image a world, where summer lasts for years, decades and when winter arrives, it lasts forever.  imagine what horror and darkness can come with that.  A world with witch craft, superstition, fear.  A king that rules 7 kingdoms, families, like royalty (high-borns), and then there is The Wall, which divides and protects the dark forces from the kingdom.  The wall which is taller than any tall building you can think of.  The Night Watch’s duty to protect.  But the night watch men aren’t people who you would think are good people – it is like people who are rapists, prisoners.  Among them are good people.

Families fighting for their rights, deaths.

Each family has their sigils –

You have the Starks, the Lannisters, the Targaryens, the Greyjoys, The Baratheons..

Great, superb.  You don’t know what you are missing.

Enjoy the theme – Love it xxx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNpUnUBhURY