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Uniform Title Color purple (Motion picture)
Title The color purple [videorecording] / Warner Bros. presents a Steven Spielberg film ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Quincy Jones ; screenplay by Menno Meyjes ; directed by Steven Spielberg.

Imprint Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, ©2003.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library DVD    COL    DUE 09-11-18 Billed
Edition Two-disc special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (154 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, Widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital Surround 5.1 or 2.0.
Language English and French ; optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish ; closed-captioned.
Cast Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey.
Credits Director of photography, Allen Daviau ; production designer, J. Michael Riva ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, Quincy Jones.
Summary The heart-wrenching story of a young black girl in the early 20th century who's forced into a brutal marriage and separated from her sister.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985.
Based on the novel by Alice Walker.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13.
Awards Nominee, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Whoopi Goldberg), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Margaret Avery), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Oprah Winfrey), Best Art Direction-Set Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Make-up, Best Music - Original Score, Best Music - Original Song, Best Picture, Best Writing - Screenplay based on material from another medium, 1986 Academy Awards (USA) ; Winner, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures (Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Pat Kehoe, Richard A. Wells, Victoria E. Rhodes), 1986 Directors Guild of America Awards ; Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (Whoopi Goldberg), 1986 Golden Globes ; Winner, Best Actress (Whoopi Goldberg), Best Picture, 1985 National Board of Review, USA.
Contents Disc one: 2002 digital transfer of the film ; soundtrack remastered ; interactive menus ; award notes ; theatrical trailers -- Disc two: All-new documentaries, Conversations with the ancestors ; a collaboration of spirits ; Color Purple: the musical and Cultivating a classic: the making of the Color Purple ; storyboard and photo galleries.
Subject Walker, Alice, 1944- Color purple -- Film adaptations.
African American women -- Drama.
Forced marriage -- Drama.
Incest -- Drama.
Domestic abuse -- Drama.
Sisters -- Drama.
African American women -- Drama.
Sisters -- Drama.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Spielberg, Steven, 1946- Director.
Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954-
Marshall, Frank.
Jones, Quincy, 1933-
Meyjes, Menno. Screenwriter.
Glover, Danny. Actor.
Caesar, Adolph, 1933-1986. Actor.
Avery, Margaret. Actor.
Chong, Rae Dawn. Actor.
Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955- Actor.
Winfrey, Oprah.
Daviau, Allen.
Riva, J. Michael.
Kahn, Michael.
Walker, Alice, 1944- Color purple.
Warner Bros.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 0790749874
Standard No. 085391831921
Music No. 18319 Warner Home Video

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