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    The Color Purple (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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    • 1 Quincy JonesThe First Letter 5:04
    • 2 Quincy JonesOverture 7:56
    • 3 Quincy JonesMain Title 2:02
    • 4 Quincy JonesLetter Search 3:09
    • 5 Quincy JonesCelie Leaves with Mr. 3:23
    • 6 Quincy JonesNettie's Letters 0:59
    • 7 Quincy JonesCorrine and Olivia 3:07
    • 8 Quincy JonesHigh Life / Proud Theme 1:08
    • 9 Quincy JonesNettie Teaches Celie 4:22
    • 10 Quincy JonesJ.B. King 0:38
    • 11 Quincy JonesThe Separation 2:53
    • 12 Quincy JonesHeaven Belongs to You 1:02
    • 13 Quincy JonesCareless Love 0:57
    • 14 Quincy JonesKatutoka Corrine 1:01
    • 15 Quincy JonesSophia Leaves Harpo 2:40
    • 16 Quincy JonesCelie Shaves Mr. / Scarification Ceremony 3:13
    • 17 Quincy JonesI'm Here 1:51
    • 18 Quincy JonesCelie Cooks Shug Breakfast 1:25
    • 19 Quincy JonesChampagne Train 2:36
    • 20 Quincy JonesThe Dirty Dozens 3:13
    • 21 Quincy JonesMaybe God Is Tryin' to Tell You Somethin' 4:38
    • 22 Quincy JonesMiss Celie's Blues (Sister) 2:29
    • 23 Quincy JonesReunion / Finale 4:37
    • 24 Quincy JonesDon't Make Me No Never Mind 3:06
    • 25 Quincy JonesThree on the Road 0:26

    " Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize Winning Story."
    Country
    Runtime 2 hr 34 min
    Budget $15 000 000
    Premiere: World $98 468 102 December 18, 1985
    USA $98 467 863
    Other countries $239
    Box Office – Budget $83 468 102
    Premiere: USA $98 467 863 December 16, 1985
    theaters 601
    rollout 350 days
    Digital: World July 1, 2014
    Parental Advisory Frightening & Intense Scenes, Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking, Violence & Gore, Sex & Nudity, ...
    • Frightening & Intense Scenes

      average

    • Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

      average

    • Violence & Gore

      average

    • Sex & Nudity

      average

    • Profanity

      few

    Production Companies Warner Bros.Amblin EntertainmentThe Guber-Peters Company
    Also Known As
    Moon Song United States

    Description

    A tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry.

    Сast and Crew

    Production

    Alice Walker was initially reluctant to sell the film rights to her novel, due to Hollywood's portrayal of female and African-American characters. She only agreed to executive producers Jon Peters and Peter Guber's offer after consulting with friends, who agreed the only way to improve representation of minorities was to work within the system. Walker's contract stipulated that she would serve as project consultant and that 50% of the production team, aside from the cast, would be African American, female, or "people of the Third World." Walker wrote an initial screenplay draft, but was replaced by Dutch-born writer Menno Meyjes, under the proviso that she be given final script approval. Walker worked as an uncredited script doctor, and coached actors in their use of a Southern African-American Vernacular English dialect.

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