According to Wikipedia, The Color Purple is a 1985drama filmdirected bySteven Spielberg. It is the eighth film directed by Spielberg and is based on thePulitzer Prize-winningnovel of the same namebyAlice Walker. The film tells the story of a youngAfrican Americangirl named Celie and shows the problems faced by African American women during the early 1900s; includingpoverty,racismandsex discrimination. The character Celie is transformed as she finds her self-worth through the help of two strong female companions.
It stars Hollywood big names (then almost virtually newbies) Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, and Oprah Winfrey. With such a powercast, you would think these actors would try to "outdo" each other...but the entire ensemble makes the story work so seamlessly that you don't think of them as Whoopi or Oprah but as the very submissive Celie or the emotionally explosive (er...even implosive) Sofia.
This movie almost didn't win any award--especially in the Academy Awards. But to hell with those award-giving bodies. In my heart of hearts, this movie is one of the most moving, emotionally-contagious, and edge-of-seat-gripping movies I have watched. And thanks to the ever-dependable uTorrent client, I was able to grab hold of an über-crystal-clear copy of the DVD.
Here are the links for download--in iPod Movie format. Enjoy!
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