VINTAGE FILM The Color Purple

The Color Purple

This outstanding period drama introduced us to Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Steven Spielberg’s serious side. Alice Walker’s novel, from which the screenplay was adapted, won the Pulitzer Prize, but the film version was shut out at the Oscars – tying the record for the most nominations (11) without a statue.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Adolph Caesar, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey, Rae Dawn Chong, Whoopi Goldberg

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress (Whoopi Goldberg), Best Supporting Actress (Margaret Avery and Oprah Winfrey)

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