"The Color Purple"
A comparative essay showing the differences between Alice Walker's "The Color Purple" and the movie based on the novel, directed by Spielberg.
# 7467 | 1,180 words | 0 sources | 2002 |
Published on Nov 03, 2003 in Literature (American) , African-American Studies (Gender) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)
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The paper shows the differences between the novel by Alice Walker, "The Color Purple" and the film by the same name, directed by Steven Spielberg. The paper shows the distinct differences between film and the literature that inspired both versions of "The Color Purple," differences unique to each different media that yield very different effects upon the reader and upon the viewers of Walker's tale.
From the Paper:"In contrast, Celie's pregnancy in the film is revealed not verbally but visually. Film is often called a visual rather than a verbal medium and the film's rendering of this event confirms this. In the film, a sense of Celie's innocence is conveyed by the young girl's voice singing songs with her younger sister, the sight of the child Celie playing patty-cake with her sister and the two girls running through green fields. The scene looks idyllic, until the young actress playing Celie becomes entirely revealed from head to toe. Then, the viewer suddenly realizes with a jolt, the child is pregnant."
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