Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Sophie’s Choice, and An American Tail.

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From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies Sophie’s Choice from 1982, and An American Tail from 1986.
Sophie's Choice is a 1982 drama film directed and written by Alan J. Pakula, adapted from William Styron's 1979 novel Sophie's Choice.
The film stars Meryl Streep as Zofia "Sophie" Zawistowski, a Polish immigrant to America with a dark secret from her past who shares a boarding house in Brooklyn with her tempestuous lover Nathan ( Kevin Kline in his first feature film), and young writer Stingo ( Peter MacNicol).
It also features Rita Karin, Stephen D. Newman, and Josh Mostel.
Sophie's Choice premiered in Los Angeles on 8 December 1982, and was theatrically released on 10 December by Universal Pictures.
It received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed $30 million.
Streep's titular performance was highly praised.
The film received five nominations at the 55th Academy Awards, for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Original Score, with Streep winning the award for Best Actress.
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula.
Screenplay by: Alan J. Pakula.
Based on: Sophie's Choice by William Styron.
Produced by: Alan J. Pakula , Keith Barish, William C. Gerrity , and Martin Starger.
Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Peter MacNicol.
Cinematography: Nestor Almendros.
Edited by: Evan A. Lottman.
Music by: Marvin Hamlisch.
Production companies: ITC Entertainment, and Keith Barish Productions.
Distributed by: Universal Pictures, and Associated Film Distribution.
Release dates: 8 December 1982 (premiere), and 10 December 1982 (United States).
File Length: 151 minutes
Countries: United Kingdom, and United States.
Languages: English , Polish , and German.
Budget: $9 million.
Box office: $30 million.
An American Tail is a 1986 American animated musical adventure film directed by Don Bluth and written by Judy Freudberg and Tony Geiss from a story by David Kirschner, Freudberg and Geiss.
The film stars the voices of Phillip Glasser, John Finnegan, Amy Green, Nehemiah Persoff, Dom DeLuise,and Christopher Plummer.
It is the story of Fievel Mousekewitz and his family as they emigrate from Russia to the United States for freedom.
However, he gets lost and must find a way to reunite with them.
The film was released in the United States on 21 November 1986, by Universal Pictures, four months after Disney's The Great Mouse Detective was released.
It received positive reviews and was a box office hit, making it the highest-grossing non- Disney animated film at the time; the film is currently Don Bluth's second highest-grossing animated film, only behind Anastasia (1997).
Its success, along with that of fellow Bluth film The Land Before Time and Disney's Who Framed Roger Rabbit (both 1988), and Bluth's departure from their partnership, prompted executive producer Steven Spielberg to establish his own animation studio, Amblimation, in London, England.
The film spawned a franchise that included a sequel, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991); a CBS television series based on the movie, Fievel's American Tails, premiered in 1992, and two additional direct-to-video sequels set between the first two films, An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island (1998) and An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999).
Directed by: Don Bluth.
Screenplay by: Judy Freudberg, and Tony Geiss.
Story by: David Kirschner, Judy Freudberg , and Tony Geiss.
Produced by: Don Bluth , Gary Goldman, and John Pomeroy.
Starring: Phillip Glasser, John Finnegan, Amy Green , Nehemiah Persoff, Dom DeLuise, and Christopher Plummer.
Edited by: Dan Molina.
Music by: James Horner.
Production Companies: Amblin Entertainment, and Sullivan Bluth Studios.
Distributed by: Universal Pictures.
Release date: 21 November 1986.
File Length: 81 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $9 million.
Box office: $84 million.
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