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The Color Purple

Story: Forty years in the life of a poor black woman in the south.

Scenery: One scene involving a flower filmed on a floral farm in north Monterey County near Watsonville.

People:

  • Director: Steven Spielberg.
  • Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Rae Dawn Chong, Larry Fishburne.

Technical:

  • Year: 1985
  • Studio: Warner Brothers/Amblin Entertainment
  • Film: Color
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Sound: Dolby Stereo
  • Running time: 152 min.
  • Academy Awards: Nominated for best picture, actress (Whoopi Goldberg), supporting actress (two: Margaret Avery and Oprah Winfrey), original score, song, adapted screenplay, cinematography, costume design, art direction.
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, profanity, suggested sex.

Sources

Information compiled from:
The Monterey Herald,
the Monterey County Film Commission, Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide,
the Internet Movie Database,
and other sources.

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