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The Color Purple Returns To Movie Theaters

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Todd Erwin, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Todd Erwin

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  2. Todd Erwin

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    Hopefully a 4K release is forthcoming....
     
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    One of my favorite Spielberg films
     
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    Closest movie theater for me that participates in Fathom Events is nearly 120 miles away...
     
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    Terrific film
     
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    I hate when Fathom does these only on one date. I'm not sure I can make it. I get why a full wide release as a normal screening film is not practical for most re-releases anymore, but I wish they would add a second date for it to give us more than one option.
     
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    It’s usually 2 and sometimes 3 days. I’m surprised it’s only 1 this time.
     
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    Yeah, I know. I don't know why they think The Color Purple can't support more than one day.

    Looking at my schedule, the screening here (at my multiplex as is always the case with Fathom shows) overlaps with my arthouse doing a separate one-time screening one of my all-time favorite movies. I can do one or the other but not both. I'd be happy to pick Color Purple under almost any other circumstance or day, but not this one. Oh well.
     
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    What’s the other film?
     
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    Howl's Moving Castle.

    (Not that most people would pick that over The Color Purple, but it's a seminal film for me personally, so I have to, because I want very badly to see that on the big screen again.)

    Of course, I own both -- so I can spin The Color Purple on Blu -- but it would be nice if the scheduling gave two days for Color Purple so I didn't have to choose.
     
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    It's a decent enough film, but Whoopi Goldberg's performance as Celie is one for the ages. The lifetime of abuse that Celie has endured is etched in every movement, every glance, every expression. And that grounds and supports the extraordinary courage that comes late in the story.
     
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    Not one of my favorite Spielberg films. Not gritty enough and a little too smaltzy for the subject matter as far as the direction, set and clothes design , music, and cinematography. Wish either Spike Lee or Martin Rittt did this one. Whoopi is super though.
     
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    Until recently, was the only Spielberg film NOT scored by John Williams.
     
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    I saw this at a Director's Guild screening and I'm with Noel in the dissenting side. I was viscerally angry at the film's conclusion. However, I did like Avery's performance because it felt so natural, so unforced.
    Spielberg wasn't the right director for this one. As Noel wrote, maybe a Spike Lee... and I'm out.
    Continue with the praise.
     
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    A kind of an asterisk to that is that Jerry Goldsmith did Spielberg's segment in Twilight Zone: The Movie.
     
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