Did you ever watch the 1982 movie "Sophie's Choice"? It is based on the novel by the same name by William Styron, and is one of the most hauntingly memorable movies I have ever seen. The screenplay, written by Alan J. Pakula, was superbly acted by Peter MacNicol , Meryl Streep, and Kevin Kline, all of whom you see from a scene from the movie above. Meryl Streep won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Sophie.
The synopsis of the movie from the IMDB web site:
"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"
When the movie begins the movie's narrator, Stingo (Peter MacNicol), is a young writer from the American South, who traveled to post-WW II New York City, where he rents a room in a all pink house in Brooklyn!
A better photo of the exterior pink of the house that you will see in the movie can be seen in this small photo below:
The set used for this scene, and a few others, was an actual house in the Victorian Flatbush area of Brooklyn, NY, an area about which I blogged about in a previous post.
The lines from the script as the landlady explains why the house is painted pink, both inside and out:
"I know... You're thinking about the pink. Everybody does. See, my late husband Saul, he's got his bargain. Hundreds and hundreds of gallons of this... navy surplus paint. See, I guess they didn't have any use for pink on those boats."
This is the actual house as it is now, re-painted white:
If you are a fan of Meryl Streep you must watch her performance in this film!
It is easy to see why she won the Oscar that year , and why she holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations of any actor!To see more "Pink Saturday" posts please visit our gracious hostess Beverly @ How Sweet The Sound for the links of all those participating today!