8 December 2017; “Sophie’s Choice” (1982) Throwback

Get ready for today’s…Blast from the Past!

From Oscar nominee Alan J. Pakula, the director of “All the President’s Men” (1976), comes this emotionally disturbing drama flick…

[first lines]
Stingo: “It was 1947, two years after the war, when I began my journey to what my father called the Sodom of the north, New York. They called me Stingo, which was the nick name I was known by in those days, if I was called anything at all.”

“Sophie’s Choice” released on this day December 8th 1982, making the film 35 years old as of today.

Based on William Styron’s 1979 novel of the same name, the film centers on Stingo (Primetime Emmy winner Peter MacNicol), an aspiring author who is befriended by Zofia “Sophie” Zawistowski (Oscar winner Meryl Streep) and her lover Nathan Landau (Oscar winner Kevin Kline in his film debut), and their lives deeply affect Stingo on a life-changing level.

Fun fact; the film earned Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography, Costume Design, Original Score – Marvin Hamlisch, Adapted Screenplay, and Streep took home her first Oscar win in the Best Actress category, making it 1 win out of 5 nominations.

Some of the film’s highlights include the beautiful costumes, emotionally stirring music score, story, and the heartfelt performances, especially Streep as a vulnerable but beautiful Polish immigrant.

If you are looking for a drama out of the 80s and can handle some emotional scenes, then this is for you, or for anyone you know, who likes the aforementioned aspects.

Poster source: IMP (Internet Movie Poster) Awards.
Poster artwork and design: Unknown.