Friday, December 18, 2015

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Celie: He just climb on top of me 
and do his business. 
Shug: "Do his business"? 
You sound like he going to the toilet on you. 
Celie: That's what it feel like. 
Shug: Why then, Miss Celie... 
that means you still a virgin! 

Today is both Steven Spielberg's 69th birthday and the 30th anniversary of the release of The Color Purple, so it only seems right to celebrate them together. I wish Spielberg would make another movie about women - he hasn't shown much interest in a very long time, which I took note of watching the relatively woman-free Bridge of Spies (sorry Amy Ryan, but that watery-eyed worry wife don't count for much) this year.

I've seen this movie more times than I could count - it's one of the ones my mother and I could agree on when I was a teenager so we watched it over and over and over again. (This and Death Becomes Her and Sister Act -- my mom loves Whoopi.) Anyway I was thinking about this movie last night before I even remembered its anniversary - there was a woman on the train beside me clutching her Playbill from the Broadway show currently ongoing -- have any of you seen the show? I've been tempted because Danielle Brooks is my favorite actress on Orange is the New Black and I'd love to see her do Sophia.

1 comment:

FTLNewsFeed said...

This is my favorite movie of all time.