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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
In the southern United States in the 1930s, a male-dominated African American woman fights her way through a troubled life.
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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).