Color Purple

Color Purple

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery


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Barnes & Noble - Bruce Kluger
The Color Purple was not it familiar territory for a moviemaker whose glittering screen career had relied so far on man-eating sharks, flying saucers and extraterrestrials. Yet, in the end, Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel transcended his other works, in part because it was so different. Whoopi Goldberg gives a heart-breaking, Oscar-nominated performance as Celie, a Southern black woman who in the early years of the 20th century finds herself a slave within her own home -- married to a violently abusive sharecropper (Danny Glover) and still suffering the loss of her sister, from whom she'd been forcibly separated when they were young girls. The script dips and soars through a series of poignant, sometimes melodramatic vignettes involving racist mobs, illicit love affairs and religious salvation, the latter scenes backed by a clapping and stomping gospel choir. Through it all Spielberg effectively captures the small but crucial victories of the human spirit which punctuate the story and make for an original and uplifting film.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Danny Glover Albert
Whoopi Goldberg Celie
Margaret Avery Shug Avery
Oprah Winfrey Sofia
Willard E. Pugh Harpo
Akosua Busia Nettie
Desreta Jackson Young Celie
Adolph Caesar Old Mister
Dana Ivey Miss Millie
Carl Anderson Rev. Samuel
Clarence Avant Actor
Susan Beaubian Corrine
Drew Bundi Brown Jook Joint Patron
Donna Buie Daisy
Reuben Cannon Actor
Rae Dawn Chong Squeak
Marcus Covington Boy
Lillian Njoki Distefano Young Tashi
Jo Ann Doster Actor
Laurence Fishburne Swain
Margaret Freeman Odessa
Bennet Guillory Grady
John Hart Mailman
Leonard Jackson Pa
Hawthorne James Jook Joint Patron
Jadili Johnson Young Adam
Peto Kinsaka Adam
Lechanda Lathrap Child
Marcus Liles Boo
Lelo Masamba Olivia
Maurice Moore Child
Carrie Murray Loretta
April Myers Emma
Daphaine Oliver Young Olivia
John Patton Preacher
Juliet Poe Church Sister
Jeris Poindexter Jook Joint Patron
Leon Rippy Store Clerk
Job Seda Actor
Katie Simon Church Sister
Howard Starr Young Harpo
Phillip Strong Mayor
Ethel Taylor Church Sister
David Thomas Road Gang Leader
James Tillis Buster
Arnold Turner Jook Joint Patron

Technical Credits
Steven Spielberg Director,Producer
Richard Alonzo Makeup
Chris Boardman Score Composer
Andrae Crouch Score Composer
Allen Daviau Cinematographer
Linda de Scenna Set Decoration/Design
Greg W. Elam Stunts
Peter Guber Producer
Jack Hayes Score Composer
Jerry Hey Score Composer
Carole Isenberg Associate Producer
Quincy Jones Score Composer,Producer
Michael Kahn Editor
Kathleen Kennedy Producer
Randy Kerber Score Composer
Steve LaPorte Makeup
Michael Laudati Makeup
Frank Marshall Producer
Tom McCown Set Decoration/Design
Menno Meyjes Screenwriter
Gerald R. Molen Production Designer
Jon Peters Producer
Lionel Richie Songwriter
J. Michael Riva Production Designer
Aggie Guerard Rodgers Costumes/Costume Designer
Joel Rosenbaum Score Composer
Fred Steiner Score Composer
Rod Temperton Score Composer
Bo Welch Art Director
Robert W. Welch Production Designer
Alice Walker Source Author

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