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The Color Purple DVD

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, but also a popular hit. You can argue...
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The Color Purple DVD

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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 t...
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dvd

Release Date

20080201

Starring

Steven Spielberg et. al.

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Warner Bros

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, but
also a popular hit. You can argue with the appropriateness of
Spielberg's decision, but his astonishing facility with images is
undeniable--from the exhilarating and eye-popping opening shots of
children playing in paradisiacal purple fields to the way he
conveys the brutality of a rape by showing hanging leather belts
banging against the head of the shaking bed. In a way it's a shame
that Whoopi Goldberg, a stage monologist who made her screen debut
in this movie, went on to become so famous, because it was, in
part, her unfamiliarity that made her understated performance as
Celie so effective. (This may be the first and last time that the
adjective understated can be applied to Goldberg.) Nominated for 11
Academy Awards, including best picture and actress (supporting
players Oprah Winfrey and Margaret Avery were also nominated), it
was quite a scandal--and a crushing blow to Spielberg--when it won
none. --Jim Emerson
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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, but
also a popular hit. You can argue with the appropriateness of
Spielberg's decision, but his astonishing facility with images is
undeniable--from the exhilarating and eye-popping opening shots of
children playing in paradisiacal purple fields to the way he
conveys the brutality of a rape by showing hanging leather belts
banging against the head of the shaking bed. In a way it's a shame
that Whoopi Goldberg, a stage monologist who made her screen debut
in this movie, went on to become so famous, because it was, in
part, her unfamiliarity that made her understated performance as
Celie so effective. (This may be the first and last time that the
adjective understated can be applied to Goldberg.) Nominated for 11
Academy Awards, including best picture and actress (supporting
players Oprah Winfrey and Margaret Avery were also nominated), it
was quite a scandal--and a crushing blow to Spielberg--when it won
none. --Jim Emerson
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There are no offers currently available for this product. The last offer was seen on 28/08/2019 from Loot.co.za for R108.00

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