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The Color Purple

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Original title
The Color Purple
Running time
147 min.
United States United States
Menno Meyjes (Novel: Alice Walker)
Quincy Jones
Allen Daviau
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Warner Bros. / Amblin Entertainment
Drama | Melodrama. Racism. 1900s. 1910s. 1920s
Synopsis / Plot
An acclaimed drama, spanning a period of forty years, in which Celie, a black girl, is mistreated by two men until suddenly a blues singer enters her life and her real self begins to emerge. The story is based on Alice Walker's Pullitzer Prize-winning novel.
1985: Academy Awards: 11 nominations, inc. Best Picture and Actress (Goldberg)
1985: Golden Globes Awards: Best Actress (Goldberg). 5 Nominations
1985: 2 National Board of Review Awards: Best Film and Best Actress (Goldberg)
1985: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1985: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
1986: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
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