Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sophie's Choice

Sophie's Choice

#91 on the AFI Top 100 American Movies List in 2007.

Sophie's Choice is a 1982 American romantic drama film that tells the story of a Polish immigrant, Sophie, and her tempestuous lover who share a boarding house with a young writer in Brooklyn. The film stars Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Peter MacNicol. Alan J. Pakula directed the movie and wrote the script from a novel by William Styron, also called Sophie's Choice.

This is widely regarded as one of Meryl Streep's finest performances, and it won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film was nominated for Best Cinematography (Néstor Almendros), Costume Design (Albert Wolsky), Best Music (Marvin Hamlisch), and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Alan J. Pakula).

* Meryl Streep as Zofia "Sophie" Zawistowski
* Kevin Kline as Nathan Landau
* Peter MacNicol as Stingo
* Rita Karin as Yetta Zimmerman
* Stephen D. Newman as Larry Landau
* Josh Mostel as Morris Fink
* Marcell Rosenblatt as Astrid Weinstein
* Moishe Rosenfeld as Moishe Rosenblum
* Robin Bartlett as Lillian Grossman
* Eugene Lipinski as Polish professor
* John Rothman as Librarian
* Neddim Prohic as Jòzef
* Katharina Thalbach as Wanda
* Jennifer Lawn as Eva Zawistowski
* Adrian Kalitka as Jan Zawistowski
* Joseph Leon as Dr. Blackstock
* David Wohl as English teacher
* Vida Jerman as female SS guard

Sophie's Choice won the Academy Award for Best Actress (Meryl Streep) and was nominated for Best Cinematography (Néstor Almendros), Costume Design (Albert Wolsky), Best Music (Marvin Hamlisch), and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Alan J. Pakula). The film was also ranked #1 in the Roger Ebert's Top Ten List for 1982 and was listed on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition).

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