Byron it’s own good and bad points.
Byron Hooper11/18/96The movie “The Color Purple,” directed by Steven Speilberg, was, in general, asatisfactory film.
It was enjoyable, if you don’t consider accuracy towards thenovel it is portraying important. Speilberg obviously had little, if any,respect toward the original story, by Alice Walker. He slaughtered a story mostpeople had heard of, but never read. I thought the movie itself was rather good.It had it’s own good and bad points. Up until about when Sofia left Harpo, theywere almost identical.
After that they are almost two different stories withthe same ending.The movie was written purely for entertainment. It added a small number ofscenes, but cut more than it added. Also, it emphasized different parts of thestory than the book.
The film is about a young black girl growing up in thesouth, abused by, first, her father, then her husband, whom she had no choice inmarrying, as is the book. But in the novel, after Celie found her sister’sletters, the main focus was Nettie in Africa. In the movie, the section onAfrica was only ten, fifteen minutes long, and the rest was based more on therest of Celie’s life.
I’ll admit, most movies, that follow the book that they’re based on word forword are pretty monotonous (i.e. Dune), but this particular movie probably wouldhave been better, at least in my own opinion,Category: Music and Movies