Alice Walker's "The Color Purple" Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Alice Walker's "The Color Purple"
Compares and contrasts Alice Walker's novel, "The Color Purple", with that of Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of the novel.
# 89194 | 2,250 words | 3 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in English (Analysis) , English (Comparison) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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The Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple (1982) by Alice Walker was translated into cinematic form by the popular American director Steven Spielberg in 1985. The representation of a literary work in a radically different media form presents many complicated issues for directors who are not only incorporating their own vision of a text into their adaptation but must also consider such issues as commercial interests and film censors. This essay argues that the differences between the novel and the film version of "The Color Purple" are extraordinary and go beyond simple additions or omissions.

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