History Film / SophiesChoice

3rd Jan '17 8:11:35 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Set in 1947, the story follows Stingo, a young writer, who has recently moved to Brooklyn to work on novel. While there, he befriends Sophie Zawistowski, a Polish immigrant, and her somewhat unstable lover, Nathan Landau. As Stingo begins to know Sophie better she starts to offer him insight into her DarkAndTroubledPast, which involves having witnessed UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust very up close and personally. Meanwhile, the already unhinged Nathan starts growing increasingly paranoid and becomes violently jealous of Stingo and Sophie's relationship...

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Set in 1947, the story follows Stingo, a young writer, who has recently moved to Brooklyn to work on novel. While there, he befriends Sophie Zawistowski, a Polish immigrant, and her somewhat unstable lover, Nathan Landau. As Stingo begins gets to know Sophie better better, she starts to offer him insight into her DarkAndTroubledPast, which involves having witnessed UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust very up close and personally. Meanwhile, the already unhinged Nathan starts growing increasingly paranoid and becomes violently jealous of Stingo and Sophie's relationship...
3rd Jan '17 8:11:00 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Set in 1947, the story follows Stingo, a young writer, who has recently moved to Brooklyn to work on novel. While there, he befriends Sophie Zawistowski, a Polish immigrant, and her somewhat unstable lover, Nathan Landau. As Stingo begins to know Sophie better she starts to offer him insight into her DarkAndTroubledPast, which involves having witnessed UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust very up close and personally. Meanwhile, the already unhinged Nathan starts growing increasingly paranoid and becomes violently jealous of Stingo and Sophie's relationship...
29th Nov '16 9:15:55 AM butterflygrrl
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* SadisticChoice: Upon arrival at Auschwitz, Sophie is told to choose which of her two children will go to the gas chamber immediately, and which will live for some time longer in the camp. Since the story is realistic, TakeAThirdOption doesn't come up. The movie was popular enough that the term "Sophie's Choice" is occasionally used to describe similar sadistic choices, and is even an alternative name for the trope.
-->'''Sophie:''' [[TearJerker Take my little girl!]]

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* SadisticChoice: Upon arrival at Auschwitz, [[spoiler: Sophie is told to choose which of her two children will go to the gas chamber immediately, and which will live for some time longer in the camp. camp.]] Since the story is realistic, TakeAThirdOption doesn't come up. The movie was popular enough that the term "Sophie's Choice" is occasionally used to describe similar sadistic choices, and is even an alternative name for the trope.
-->'''Sophie:''' -->[[spoiler: '''Sophie:''' [[TearJerker Take my little girl!]]girl!]] ]]
18th Jun '16 8:44:16 PM Mdumas43073
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A novel written by William Styron in 1979 and set in 1947 about the Polish Holocaust survivor Sophie. It was adapted into a 1982 feature-length film directed by Alan J. Paula and starring Creator/MerylStreep in the title role.

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A novel written by 1982 drama film adapted from William Styron in Styron's 1979 and set in 1947 novel about the Polish Holocaust survivor Sophie. It was adapted into a 1982 feature-length film Sophie, directed by Alan J. Paula and starring Creator/MerylStreep in the title role.
18th Jun '16 8:42:18 PM Mdumas43073
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A novel written by William Styron in 1979 and set in 1947 about the Polish Holocaust survivor Sophie. It was adapted into a feature-length film in 1982. The film won the 1982 UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s for best cinematography and best original score, and Creator/MerylStreep won her first Best Actress Oscar for her role as Sophie. Her performance was ranked the third-greatest in film history by ''Premiere'' Magazine.

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A novel written by William Styron in 1979 and set in 1947 about the Polish Holocaust survivor Sophie. It was adapted into a 1982 feature-length film directed by Alan J. Paula and starring Creator/MerylStreep in 1982. the title role.

The film won the 1982 was nominated for five UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s for best cinematography and best original score, and Creator/MerylStreep won her first Award}}s, with Streep winning Best Actress Oscar for the first time in her role as Sophie. Her career. Streep's performance was ranked the third-greatest in film history by ''Premiere'' Magazine.
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1st Apr '16 12:28:29 PM Aquila89
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* ForTheEvulz: Stingo speculates that this is why the Nazi officer forced Sophie to choose which one of her children would die.

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* ForTheEvulz: Stingo speculates that this is why the Nazi officer forced [[spoiler:forced Sophie to choose which one of her children would die.]]
1st Apr '16 12:27:55 PM Aquila89
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* ForTheEvulz: Why the Nazi officer forced Sophie to choose which one of her children would die.

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* ForTheEvulz: Why Stingo speculates that this is why the Nazi officer forced Sophie to choose which one of her children would die.
1st Apr '16 12:27:21 PM Aquila89
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* AuthorAvatar: Stingo is almost exactly like William Styron. Just like Styron, he's from South, born in 1925, served in the Navy during WorldWarII, graduated from Duke University, worked for [=McGraw=]-Hill, and ended up writing a controversial novel about Nat Turner. Stingo's name is never revealed, but it's implied that his last name starts with "St".

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* AuthorAvatar: Stingo is almost exactly like William Styron. Just like Styron, he's from South, born in 1925, served in the Navy during WorldWarII, graduated from Duke University, worked for [=McGraw=]-Hill, and ended up writing a controversial novel about Nat Turner. Stingo's name is never revealed, but it's implied that his last name starts with "St". "St" (since his roommates in the training camp were Strohmyer and Stutz).
9th Jan '16 12:15:34 AM stuffedninja
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-->'''Sophie:''' Take my little girl!

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-->'''Sophie:''' [[TearJerker Take my little girl!girl!]]
7th Sep '15 3:12:11 AM Universalist
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