“I couldn’t imagine based on the story that we told that an audience would tolerate just the amount of violence, human against human. Or inhuman against human,” Spielberg told NBC.
Depicting the brutality of the Holocaust took a toll on Spielberg and the cast of “Schindler’s List.”
“I think everybody felt that we were memorializing something,” Spielberg said. “I’ve only had this experience twice, one was shooting ‘Schindler’s List,’ and the second time, it was very reverential, was shooting ‘Lincoln.’ The two times that I think the entire company came together to pay their respects.”
To mark the 25th anniversary of the film, “Schindler’s List” will re-release in theaters across the US and Canada for a limited run on December 7.
“I don’t think I’ll ever do anything as important,” Spielberg said. “So this, for me, is something that I will always be proudest of.”