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The Resource The color purple, 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, (videorecording)

The color purple, 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, (videorecording)

Label
The color purple
Title
The color purple
Statement of responsibility
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
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
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
Awards note
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.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Color purple (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Allen Daviau ; production designer, J. Michael Riva ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, Quincy Jones
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13
Language note
English and dubbed French versions ; optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish ; English closed captions
LC call number
PS3573.A425
LC item number
C6 2003
PerformerNote
Cast: Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1954-
  • 1933-
  • 1933-1986
  • 1955-
  • 1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Spielberg, Steven
  • Kennedy, Kathleen
  • Marshall, Frank
  • Jones, Quincy
  • Meyjes, Menno
  • Glover, Danny
  • Caesar, Adolph
  • Avery, Margaret
  • Chong, Rae Dawn
  • Goldberg, Whoopi
  • Winfrey, Oprah
  • Daviau, Allen
  • Riva, J. Michael
  • Kahn, Michael
  • Walker, Alice
  • Warner Bros
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
154
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walker, Alice
  • African American women
  • Forced marriage
  • Incest
  • Domestic abuse
  • Sisters
Target audience
adolescent
Technique
live action
Label
The color purple, 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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985
  • Based on the novel by Alice Walker
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Special features: Disc one: Cast and crew -- Awards notes -- Teaser trailers -- theatrical trailer ; Disc two: Conversations with the ancestors: The color purple from book to screen (ca. 27 min.) -- A collaboration of spirits: casting and acting in The color purple (ca. 29 min.) -- Cultivating a classic: the making of The color purple (ca. 23 min.) -- The color purple: the musical (ca. 8 min.) -- Photo galleries: The cast -- Behind the scenes
Control code
ocm51729025
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (154 min.)
Isbn
9780790749877
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391831921
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
18319
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1021011
  • (OCoLC)51729025
System details
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; Widescreen; Dolby digital surround 5.1 or 2.0
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The color purple, 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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985
  • Based on the novel by Alice Walker
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Special features: Disc one: Cast and crew -- Awards notes -- Teaser trailers -- theatrical trailer ; Disc two: Conversations with the ancestors: The color purple from book to screen (ca. 27 min.) -- A collaboration of spirits: casting and acting in The color purple (ca. 29 min.) -- Cultivating a classic: the making of The color purple (ca. 23 min.) -- The color purple: the musical (ca. 8 min.) -- Photo galleries: The cast -- Behind the scenes
Control code
ocm51729025
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (154 min.)
Isbn
9780790749877
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391831921
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
18319
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1021011
  • (OCoLC)51729025
System details
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; Widescreen; Dolby digital surround 5.1 or 2.0
Video recording format
DVD

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