The Color Purple

Far worse films than Steven Spielberg's laudable if problematic adaptation of Alice Walker's novel have been treated much less harshly. This film, which introduced Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey to national audiences, has been unfairly attacked as an ill-considered and unseemly plea for "serious" consideration from an extremely successful young filmmaker...read more

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Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicle of the bittersweet life of a black woman in rural Georgia during the first half of the 20th century. Another great Spielberg production!

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The Color Purple
01:21 — Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicle of the bittersweet life of a black woman in rural Georgia during the first half of the 20th century. (more…)
The Color Purple
02:27 — Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicle of the bittersweet life of a black woman in rural Georgia during the first half of the 20th century. (more…)
The Color Purple
02:24 — Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicle of the bittersweet life of a black woman in rural Georgia during the first half of the 20th century. (more…)
The Color Purple - Official Trailer
01:17 — Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicle of the bittersweet life of a black woman in rural Georgia during the first half of the 20th century. (more…)
The Color Purple
01:47 — Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicle of the bittersweet life of a black woman in rural Georgia during the first half of the 20th century. (more…)
The Color Purple
02:22 — Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicle of the bittersweet life of a black woman in rural Georgia during the first half of the 20th century. (more…)
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Eleven Oscar nominations went to Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of the Alice Walker novel The Color Purple (1985).
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01:26 — Teaser trailer for The Color Purple. Steven Spielberg's masterful adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel stars Whoopi Goldberg, in (more…)

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  • Released: 1985
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: Far worse films than Steven Spielberg's laudable if problematic adaptation of Alice Walker's novel have been treated much less harshly. This film, which introduced Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey to national audiences, has been unfairly attacked as an il… (more)

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