The Color Purple

The Color Purple (1985)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - LGBT-Related Film  |   Release Date - Dec 18, 1985  |   Run Time - 154 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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The Color Purple is a 1985 American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Menno Meyjes, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker. It was Spielberg's eighth film as a director, and was a change from the summer blockbusters for which he had become famous. The film was also the first feature-length film directed by Spielberg for which John Williams did not compose the music. The film starred Danny Glover, Desreta Jackson, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey (in her film debut), Adolph Caesar, Rae Dawn Chong, and introducing Whoopi Goldberg (in her first film appearance) as Celie Harris-Johnson.

Filmed in Anson and Union counties in North Carolina, the film tells the story of a young African American girl named Celie Harris and shows the problems African American women faced during the early 20th century, including domestic violence, incest, pedophilia, poverty, racism, and sexism. Celie is transformed as she finds her self-worth through the help of two strong female companions.

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Budget

$15,000,000

Box Office

$98,467,863

Tags

Adoption, Africa, Coming Of Age/Teen, Film Based On A Novel, Incest, Letter, Lgbtq, Literary, Rape

Attributes

Based On: The Color Purple
Filming Location: North Carolina
Narrative Location: Georgia
Subject: African Americans, autonomy, domestic violence, gender relations, loss, oppression, patriarchy, racism, sexual abuse, sibling relationship, woman
Time Period: 1909, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s

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Alternate Titles

A Cor Púrpura
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Barva skrlata
SI
Bíborszín
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Boja purpura
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Culoarea purpurie
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De Kleur Paars
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Die Farbe Lila
DE
El color púrpura
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Farven lilla
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Häivähdys purppuraa
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Il Colore Viola
IT
Kolor purpury
PL
La couleur pourpre
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Màu tía
VN
Moon Song
, US
Mor Yıllar
TR
Nekaj vijolicastega
SI
Purpurfärgen
FI, SE
Purpurfargen
NO
Purpurine pieva
LT
The Color Purple
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To porfyro hroma
GR
Tzeva Ha-Argamun
IL
Το πορφυρό χρώμα
GR
Барва пурпурова
UA
Боја пурпура
RS
Пурпурен цвят
BG
Цветы лиловые полей
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カラーパープル
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紫色姊妹花
CN
紫色姐妹花
TW
칼라 퍼플
KR