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Author: Steven SpielbergFrank MarshallKathleen KennedyQuincy JonesMenno MeyjesAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, ©1997, 1985.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : Special widescreen edView all editions and formats
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This is the story of a black family's growth and flowering as told through the life of Celie. Set in the rural South about 1909, it tells of the loving relationship between Celie and her sister Nettie. At the center of everything is Celie, who as a young girl gives birth to two children who are both taken away from her. She and her sister are also separated. Celie then marries into a life of virtual servitude to a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Alice Walker; Alice Walker
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Spielberg; Frank Marshall; Kathleen Kennedy; Quincy Jones; Menno Meyjes; Whoopi Goldberg; Danny Glover; Margaret Avery; Alice Walker; Warner Bros.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790784459 9780790784458
OCLC Number: 37550780
Language Note: Audio described; closed captioned.
Notes: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Based on the novel by Alice Walker.
Videocassette release of the 1985 motion picture.
Rated PG-13.
"12766."
Credits: Director of photography, Allen Daviau ; music, Quincy Jones.
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong.
Awards: National Board of Review, best picture award; Directors Guild of America, best director; Golden Globe Award, best actress
Description: 1 videocassette (154 min.) : sound, color, stereo ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: Warner Brothers ; director, Steven Spielberg ; producers, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Quincy Jones ; screenplay, Menno Meyjes.

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This is the story of a black family's growth and flowering as told through the life of Celie. Set in the rural South about 1909, it tells of the loving relationship between Celie and her sister Nettie. At the center of everything is Celie, who as a young girl gives birth to two children who are both taken away from her. She and her sister are also separated. Celie then marries into a life of virtual servitude to a brutal man causing her life to be filled with oppression and grinding disappointments. Her joys are few until, after 40 years, she is reunited with her family.

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