The Color Purple

                                                              

Pulitzer Prize winning author, Alice Walker created a movie from her book, The Color Purple.  She created the movie so non-readers and non-English people could experience 35 years of a “Rural Southern black woman undone by tragedy as a young girl, who grows through anger and passion and lonliness and faith to find her life’s victory in the payoff of love.”[1]

After viewing the movie, Roger Ebert claims, “The affirmation at the end of the film is so joyous that this is one of the few movies in a long time that inspires tears of happiness, and earns them.  “The Color Purple” is the year’s best film.”[2]

Fun Facts about the movie The Color Purple.


 [1] Alice Walker, The Same River Twice, (New York:  Scribner, 1996), 175.

[2] Roger Ebert, “The Color Purple”, http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19851220/REVIEWS/512200302/1023/, (accessed Sept 2, 2010).

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