The Color Purple

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The Color Purple

  1. 1. “The Color Purple”A contrast of the book and movie<br />By<br />Amy Harris<br />
  2. 2. Alice Walker<br />In 1982 The Color Purple was written by Alice Walker as a novel.<br />Alice Walker received the American Book Award and a Pulitzer Price for fiction : <br />The Color Purple.<br />It was one of the first recognized books dealing with black women living in poor circumstances and being abused by men.<br />
  3. 3. Quincy Jones<br />Quincy Jones was entitled to be the executive producer of<br /> The Color Purple <br />
  4. 4. Steven Spielberg<br />Steven Spielberg was hired to direct The Color Purple<br />This decision caused a lot of controversy as he was a white man of Jewish origin plus the fact that Alice Walker did not know him<br />
  5. 5. Menno Meyjes<br />Menno Meyjes, was hired to write the end of the script because of Ms.Walker suffering from Lyme disease<br />Coming from Holland where people spoke folk were looked down on by those who spoke standard Dutch could relate to the problems explained in Walker’s novel.<br />
  6. 6. Whoopi Goldberg<br />Whoopi Goldberg <br />Played<br />“Celie”<br />
  7. 7. “Celie&quot;<br />The main character of the book<br />In the book Celie talks to God about her problems.<br />The book allows Celie to first tell and share her feelings and problems with God later on with her sister Nettie by writing letters.<br />In the movie Celie’s life is shown without any hurt or violence.<br />But, in the book she feels hurt by the fact that Shug loves Albert.<br />
  8. 8. Danny Glover<br />Danny Glover<br />Plays<br />Albert/Mister<br />
  9. 9. “Albert”/ “Mister”<br />The end of the movie is focused more on Albert than Celie<br />In the movie Albert is incapable of fixing Shug’s Breakfast<br />In the novel Mister is mean and cold to Celie, humanized only by the love for Shug and his son Harpo<br />
  10. 10. Margaret Avery<br />Margaret Avery<br />Plays<br />“Shug Avery”<br />
  11. 11. “Shug Avery”<br />In the movie Albert shows no violence after Shug arrival, whereas the book does.<br />In the movie Shug and Celie becomes good friends ; whereas in the book they have an affair.<br />Shug also runs away a marry a young man in the book, but in the movie it’s an older man.<br />
  12. 12. Oprah Winfrey<br />Oprah Winfrey<br />Plays<br />“Sophia”<br />
  13. 13. “Sophia”<br />In the movie Sophia is potrayed as a strong woman whom speaks her mind and takes control of things.<br />Her power is taken away from her when she has to be Mrs. Millie maid.<br />
  14. 14. AkosuaBusia<br />AkosuaBusia<br />Plays<br />“Nettie”<br />
  15. 15. “Nettie”<br />In the movie Nettie comes to live with Mister and Celie.<br />While living with the two she teaches Celie to read.<br />In the movie she later movies to Africa and is united with Celie children.<br />
  16. 16. Willard E. Pugh<br />Willard Pugh<br />Plays<br />“Harpo”<br />
  17. 17. “Harpo”<br />Harpo was Mister son.<br />Harpo was married to Sophia and wanted to control her.<br />
  18. 18. Conclusion<br />The main reason that the movie was written was fact that many black people are illiterate and therefore are not capable of reading.<br />The movie depicts Celie’s story in a different way than the book does and leaves out essential themes.<br />

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