Empire of the Sun, an underappreciated Oscar-nominated classic, marks the 35th anniversary of its theatrical release in 1987. In another universe, Steven Spielberg would be producing a David Lean epic set during WWII. With Lean busy at the time, Spielberg ended up directing the film. The end result is one of his most serious films of the 1980s. The film marked the first time that the city of Shanghai opened its doors for a major…"Empire of the Sun Marks 35th Anniversary"