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The Color Purple (1985)

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African American Cinema and Drama movie directed by Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg, proving he's one of the few modern filmmakers who has the visual fluency to be capable of making a great silent film, took a melodramatic, D.W. Griffith-inspired approach to filming Alice Walker's novel. His tactics made the film controversial, … see full wiki

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Director: Steven Spielberg
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  • Nov 24, 2005
The Color Purple is a wonderful film, full of beautiful cinematography, complex characters, and emotional roller coasters. Another classic that I have seen numerous times and also own. The opening scene of two sisters in a field of purple flowers to the African savanna to the rolling fields of Georgia, this film is almost tangible. The character development is intriguing. I loved watching Celie on her road of self-discovery, and the people she met along the way.

There is not a movie in this whole world that moved me more than "The Color Purple". It is an instant classic. Spielberg made great character developments and characteristics. The women of the movie were absolutely UNFORGETTABLE. Whoopi Goldberg gives the performance of the lifetime as the shy, abused, and mistreated Celie. This is the finest screen debut ever!! Oprah Winfrey was heartbreaking as the strong Sophia. Margaret Avery gives an outstanding dramatic and musical performance as the singer Shug Avery, who was only one of the few people that cared about Celie. These 3 women were all nominated for an Academy Award for these performances. With a combination of Steven Spielberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, and Oprah Winfrey, how can you lose? While the movie won no awards, the audience won just by having this movie to watch.

Again beautifully acted, artfully directed and photographed, and wonderfully scored by John Williams, this film takes us on a triumphant journey of the human spirit more than most films in recent memory.

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