#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This film follows the life of Celie, a young black girl growing up in the early 1900’s. The first time we see Celie, she is 14 – and pregnant – by her father. We stay with her for the next 30 years of her tough life…
Plot: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie’s abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing ‘Mister’ Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa.
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Spielberg’s 1st “Serious” Film Is Beautiful and Powerful…
A film that can make you shed tears of sadness and tears of joy would be considered quite a step in the career of a common filmmaker. The fact is, Steven Spielberg, probably our greatest story-teller, has been doing this in various movie formats for years. THE COLOR PURPLE, at the time, was considered risky, especially after action classics like JAWS and RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. In hindsight, this film should have come as no surprise, for Spielberg had made us cry tears of joy and sadness in E.T. Critics called COLOR PURPLE his entrance into intellectual fare. It is quite an entrance. No special effects, no swashbuckling, just brilliant story-telling based on a literary classic by Alice Walker. One surprise is how Spielberg could present such a moving film about African-Americans in the deep south. Slavery is gone, but in the south depicted here, it seems as though blacks are using other blacks as slaves.
Spielberg is always put down for sentimentalizing his pictures or adding an element of childishness to please the audience. This is really the first of overlooked films from his career that you cannot make these observations. It is the first in a line of films people either didn’t see or wouldn’t see because there are no aliens. EMPIRE OF THE SUN, ALWAYS, SCHINDLER’S LIST, etc.. His awesome talent is obvious with this specific picture because A) he uses mostly untrained, first-time actors, B) he tackles a subject most felt was unadaptable to the screen, and C) it is pure drama with no strings pulled where characters grow and change over the passage of roughly 30 years. It is almost epic-like in look and scope and the fact that it did not garner a single Academy Award from 11 nominations is a travesty and an insult.
Whoopi Goldberg is fabulous as the tortured Celie, an unattractive woman given away by her incestuous father to an abusive Danny Glover, who she only knows as “Mister”. The film follows a path of occasional beatings and mental torture she goes through while with “Mister”. The PG-13 rated film is pretty open to the sexual issues raised by the Walker novel. This is not “The Burning Bed” in Georgia by any means. There is no blatant revenge taken as might be expected. It happens gracefully. Goldberg perfectly plays a human being, someone in need of love and someone who deserves it. The films’ most poignant and heartbreaking moment comes when Goldberg and her sister, Nettie (played by Akosua Busia) are separated, maybe forever. (Possibly foreshadowing Holocaust separation of child and parent?) You may have to check for a pulse if you are not moved by this sequence.
The color purple stands for the beauty of the fields and flowers surrounding these poor people. There really is something to live for, but love triumphs over all. Spielberg bashers take note: the guy can make an unforgettable classic without any cute aliens.
RATING: 10 of 10
Should have won at least a few Oscars
It is amazing that this film ( though nominated for 11 ) did not win any Oscars and Mr Spielberg was not even nominated for Best Director. This is a film about a young girl dealing with abuse who tries to find love and family. The fact that the characters are black is secondary but also educates those who are ignorant of just how bad things were for blacks in the south, not just because of racism but because of the problems that the community itself chose to ignore. Incest is a strong subject for any film to cover but Mr S does it brilliantly in a way that moves all the right emotions in us.
Danny Glover plays his role perfectly,Whoopi Goldberg shines out as the main character and has never really repeated her performance in any film since,Oprah Winfrey is amazingly good and deserved an Oscar, Margaret Avery,Adolph Caesar, Laurence Fishburne,Rae Dawn Chong,Akosua Busia,Desreta Jackson, Willard Pugh,Leonard Jackson,Carl Anderson,and other cast members all did a fine job and each character comes to life.
So why was this film snubbed by the film academy? Maybe it is racist? Maybe it is the strong sexual subject matter? Whatever the reason it will go down as one of the worst decisions in Oscar history.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 34 min (154 min)
Director Steven Spielberg
Writer Menno Meyjes (screenplay), Alice Walker (novel)
Actors Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey
Awards Nominated for 11 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 12 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers, Guber-Peters Company, Amblin Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.85 : 1 (intended ratio), 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35-III, Panavision Ultra Speed MKII Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Gold, Panavision Ultra Speed MKII Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 4,214 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 125T 5247, 400T 5294)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm