Spielberg would be pleased

I was at the Adelaide Central Market the other day, and took the “travelator” up from the arcade level to the car park.

At the top, proudly displayed in steel on the grate was the name of the maker: “Schindler”.

That’s why I think Spielberg would like it: It’s Schindlers Lift.

Yes, I know, it’s a lousy joke.


I’ve often had similar thoughts standing in various lifts. I agree, Spielberg could make a good film about the various pasengers, their destinations, problems etc. It would be gloriusly boring.

Comment by John Cunningham | March 27th, 2006 12:04 pm | Permalink

That’s a very classy joke. Thumbs up. :)

Comment by Gail | April 15th, 2006 1:49 pm | Permalink

Funnily enough, while we were in France we met an Aussie bloke from Sydney.. a recently retired accountant who had worked for Schindler Lifts.

I’d often noticed the same coincidence when riding lifts, so I asked him whether it was the same Schindler…

He chuckled and said no, but that when the movie had come out, the company had run an ad in one of the big Sydney papers, along the lines of

“Schindler’s List – A Moving Story about people. Schindler Lifts – About moving people across storeys”.

He said they’d had the movies lawyers on the phone within hours of the paper hitting the streets, and had to print a retraction the next day.

Comment by Nick | May 15th, 2006 9:54 pm | Permalink

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