SOPHIE'S CHOICE !

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SOPHIE'S CHOICE !
by Darius Kadivar
13-Jan-2009
 

Sophie's Choice is a 1982 American drama film that tells the story of a beautiful Polish immigrant, Sophie, and her tempestuous lover who share a boarding house with a young writer in Brooklyn. It 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.

Plot: "Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live in Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust. They befriend Stingo, the movie's narrator, a young American writer new to New York City. But the happiness of Sophie and Nathan is endangered by her ghosts and his obsessions."

It Won Academy Award for Best Actress (Streep). Nominations for Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score and Best Adapted Screenplay.

More About the Film Here

Recommended Reading: The 'Tehran Children' was a group of about one thousand Jewish children, most of them orphans, who reached Palestine through Iran in February 1943. See Photos and Article

Iranian Diaspora Intelligentsia Unite Against Islamic Republic's Holocaust Revisionism By Darius KADIVAR

Esther's Children: A Portrait of Iranian Jews by Houman Sarshar

Signed, sealed & delivered by Fereydoun Hoveyda. The former diplomat participated in the drafting and voting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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now your showing your true colors

by Anonymous fishie (not verified) on

everything you say about the "poor" palestineans is simply a cover for your anti-semitism. sorry to taint this blog but our very own dear zionist detector just couldnt resist another jab at the jews. as if comparing loss of innocent life (which is a HORRIBLE consequence of any war) with the holocaust which was a deliberate act of genocide. the israels are not trying to extinquish the palestineans as a race or culture. they are fighting for their rights. and i finish THAT statement with my own observation that they have gone too far in their aggression. hamas does a much better job of alienating people to the palestinean cause if left alone.

Princess. no where is it better displayed then here that humanity for ALL people is a joke.


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Ignorants are the ones who see the tree and not the forest

by zionist detector (not verified) on

They are easy target for Zionists of Hollywood movie making machine, make them emotional and feed them pro Zionist propaganda.


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not that it matters but...

by to uninformed zionist detector (not verified) on

the character of Sophie is actually a Catholic whose husband and father are Nazi sympathizers. For me this has never been about so-called "jewish propaganda", it is a very universal story of survival in the face of systematic obliteration. My favorite part is when the young naive writer tells her how "lucky" she is because she has survived the camps and she gives him this look...oh my god... that look on her face as she repeats his words: "yes...lucky."
Meryl Streep is good in whatever movie she does. She is a chameleon. Have you seen her in Devil wears Prada? Can you believe this is the same woman. Brilliant no matter what


Tahirih

Mr Kadivar , I have seen it too.

by Tahirih on

I saw it shortly after arriving to my final destination after my " choice!! ". I remember crying for days, since I had to choose too, and my wound was very fresh. We all had to choose, when we left Iran.  I can not remember any more powerful movie , Meryl streep is portraying the pain so well.

But unfortunately it does not do a thing for people who are ignorant, just look at the comment below by " zionist detector" , it is very sad.

Thanks for posting it, I may watch it again.

Regards,

Tahirih


Princess

a powerful ...

by Princess on

a graphic portrayal of what we "humans" are capable of doing to each other. Do we ever learn?

Thanks for the reminder!  

 

PS: Meryl Streep is sublime, isn't she?  


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Another creation from propaganda machine of Zionist Hollywood

by zionist detector (not verified) on

We are bombarded by the stories of jews who were the victims of Nazi Germany. Yes, they were real people and they experienced real pain. The question is how many stories are made into movies about 60 years of dispossesions and extermination of Palestinians? Palestinians are treated as numbers, 899 dead, 902 dead, 923 dead, 1000 dead,.... and it goes on.

They are just numbers, they are not treated as mothers, daughters, sons, fathers, brothers or anything like that. The story of Sophie happened 60 years ago or so if ever, but the genocide and dehumanization of Palestinians is happening now in real time. I have more sympathy for the one's who are alive now as I'm writing these lines and will be dead by tomorrow, the mothers, daughters and the sons in Gaza.


Nazy Kaviani

Dear Darius

by Nazy Kaviani on

And my story with Sophie's Choice...

I read the book when it first came out. To this day, reading that story has been the saddest and hardest work of reading I have done in my life. Much like all my other reading, I used to take the book to bed to read. No sooner would I start where I had left off the night before, that I would start crying, willing myself to go on, even though the pain and emotion it evoked in me was so great I couldn't bear it. I remember my silliness in "hiding" the book under my pillow, wishing that I would forget about the whole thing and start a new book, a happier one. But I was drawn to it again, feeling obligated to finish reading what has to be one of the most beautiful pieces of writing ever written. I remember the night I finally understood what Sophi's choice was. I sobbed for hours and for days to come. In real life, Darius, I have asked myself hundreds of times what I would have done if I were faced with that choice and the answer every time has been to sob like a lost child.

When the movie came out, I passed on seeing it. Aside from the fact that movies seldom do justice to books upon which they are created, I just couldn't bring myself to visit all that pain again.

Thank you for reminding me of an important memory, Darius Jan.


Souri

One of the best movies I have ever seen

by Souri on

The best act of Meryl Streep. I remember after having watched that movie, I couldn't stop thinking about it for couple of weeks. The first night, I couldn't sleep even!! This was amazing. Thanks Dariush jan.

Sophie's choice is so well known that they use this term also in philosophy and in psychology now...A very difficult & dolorous choice !!