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The Color Purple


Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Danny Glover, Akosua Busia View All


Steven Spielberg (Director), Menno Meyjes (Screenplay) View All

Release: Dec. 18th, 1985
Runtime: 2 hours, 34 minutes
An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.
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5 The meaning of the color purple in "The Color Purple"
So, I watched the movie of The Color Purple recently and I have been trying to figure out what significance purple had in the movie, what was the theme or motif behind it? Every time I thought I knew ...

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These often involving the protagonist temporarily escaping their circumstances or focus on another character of greater endurance standing up to injustice in a way that the protagonist just can't (the prime example is Winfrey's character, whose mainly serves as a stronger and more independent foil to Goldberg's extremely meek housewife).