Aw I love this film so much
De eerste serieuze Spielberg waarmee de man wilde aantonen dat hij tot meer in staat is dan louter jongensdromen verfilmen. En dat is hij!
The Color Purple, gebaseerd op de roman van Alice Walker, speelt zich af in een zwarte plattelandgemeenschap in het Amerikaanse zuiden van begin jaren 30. Celie (Whoopi Goldberg) wordt mishandelt door haar man, maar ze vind redding in haar relatie met drie vrouwen: Shug Avery, een extravagante blues zangeres; Nettie, haar jongere zus die missionaris werk…
A film which lends itself perfectly for the now classic Spielberg-schmaltz, which creates some very emotionally effective moments, but also falls into the ludicrous at times. Nonetheless Spielberg manages to make Celie's (Goldberg) story accesible and relatable for the audience, but takes a little too much runtime to do so. Whoopi Goldberg shines amidst a cast that otherwise varies from capable to good. Worth a watch.
The Color Purple was the prolific Steven Spielberg's first serious attempt at a drama or epic picture. As his first attempt at a moving drama, there are flaws in the film storytelling, but Whoopi Goldberg's first performance is flawless. It is her character Celie that holds the movie together and gives it its power.
Among the flaws that may distract viewers is Spielberg's choices on the locations and sets. On many occasions, they seem too idealistic and lacking the grittiness…
Part of my Top 100 Directors Challenge
Based upon the Pulitzer Prize-winning epistolary novel by Alice Walker, this film by director Steven Spielberg is set in the countryside of Hartwell County, Georgia during the early 20th century. A 14-year-old black girl named Celie Harris (Desreta Jackson) has two children by her father (Leonard Jackson), both taken from her at birth, before being married off to a widower, Albert "Mister" Johnson (Danny Glover), with three unruly children of his own.
"Sister, you've been on my mind
Sister, we're two of a kind
So, sister, I'm keepin' my eyes on you.
I bet you think I don't know nothin'
But singin' the blues, oh, sister,
Have I got news for you, I'm something,
I hope you think that you're something too."
Um filme que não tem muito a ver com Spielberg, mesmo. Mas que bom que alguém de seu porte e talento o pegou; e que bom que ele se rodeou de gênios negros que lhe emprestaram sua sensibilidade com o tema.
Of course it's a lovely movie, but I'd gone thirty years without ever seeing it. Thankfully a weekend of screenings at the theater two blocks from my apartment offered a perfect opportunity to right that wrong.
Glover in the least likable role I've ever seen him play. Whoopi being just great in the lead. Oprah being A BOSS like she always has and always will be.
I was surprised at the amount of slapstick in this one. Not that it's…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
To date, Spielberg has had unprecedented hits with a variety of far out subject matter, killer trucks, aliens, sharks, adventure seeking archaeologists, UFO’s. He virtually created the Summer Blockbuster, smashing box office records and helping to regenerate a studio system that was struggling to stay afloat. His was a success story unlike any other director before him, a unique talent for creating huge public and critical interest in a variety of movie genres. But with this phenomenal success, there had…
I thought it was overlong and far too conventional for a historical take on the underdog, with some scenes that tipped into crass and schmaltzy territory, although I'm plenty sure it has its defenders.
One of the finest shot films of Speilberg's filmography, which ranks it necessarily among the best all time. It is a deep, affecting American tragedy, and Speilberg doesn't receive nearly enough credit for retaining his stylistic unity throughout such a wrenching story.
Creo que ya la había visto, o al menos parte de ella, pero debe de hacer tantísimo que no recordaba prácticamente nada. Me ha parecido exageradamente dramática la mayor parte del tiempo (ya, un drama tiene que ser dramático -valga la redundancia-, pero hay niveles) aunque a pesar de esto ha estado bien. Probablemente me habría llegado más si el drama hubiese estado más contenido, pero eso no quita que sea una película interesante con un buen argumento.