Cover image for The color purple
Title:
The color purple
Author:
Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (154 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
An uneducated woman living in the rural American south who was raped by her father, deprived of the children she bore him and forced to marry a brutal man she calls "Mister" is transformed by the friendship of two remarkable women, acquiring self-worth and the strength to forgive.
General Note:
Based on the novel by Alice Walker.

Videodisc release of the 1985 motion picture by Warner Brothers.

Dolby digital sound; widescreen version.

Special features: interactive menus; scene access; production notes; 2 theatrical trailers.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
Rated PG-13.
ISBN:
9780790729718
Format :
DVD

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The heartwrenching story of a young black girl in the early 20th century who's forced into a brutal marriage and separated from her sister.


Author Notes

Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in New York City on November 13, 1955. She worked in a funeral parlor and as a bricklayer while taking small parts on Broadway. She moved to California and worked with improv groups, including Spontaneous Combustion. She came to prominence doing an HBO special and a one-woman show as Moms Mabley. She made her film debut in The Color Purple and won a Golden Globe Award for her role as Celie. She also appeared in Sister Act, Sister Act 2, The Lion King, Made in America, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Girl, Interrupted and Rat Race. She won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Oda Mae Brown in Ghost. She has won a Grammy, seven Emmys, two Golden Globes, a Tony, an Oscar, a British Academy Film Award, and four People's Choice Awards. She has been the moderator of the daytime talk show The View since 2007. She has also written several books including the Sugar Plum Ballerinas series, Book, and Is It Just Me? Or Is It Nuts Out There?

(Bowker Author Biography)