Thursday, February 29, 2024

The Next Best Picture Podcast – “The Color Purple” (1985)

For this month’s first throwback podcast review, I am joined by Josh Parham and guest Kathia Woods to discuss Steven Spielberg’s 1985 adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel “The Color Purple” starring Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery & Rae Dawn Chong. As we prepare for the release of Blitz Bazawule’s musical adaptation of the novel, we go back and look at Spielberg’s first dive into prestige drama storytelling. Tune in as we discuss the performances, the direction, the music, and how well its themes still hold up today, along with its infamous awards season run where it was nominated for eleven Academy Awards but failed to win a single one (with the Academy even omitting Spielberg from the Best Director category). We hope you enjoy this SPOILER-FILLED throwback review. Thank you!

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You can follow Matt, Josh & Kathia and hear more of their thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture, @JRParham & @kathia_woods

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Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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