The following eleven-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Steven Spielberg-directed 1985 drama film "The Color Purple" that stars Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, and Oprah Winfrey based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker. It can be used in an English or film studies classroom. The first page contains a list of cast and crew and a background and introduction on the film. The second page is a page that allows viewers to jot and take down their own notes. Pages three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten are comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's acting/casting, camera movement, characterization, cinematography, conflict, costume design, editing, foreshadowing, inferences, irony, juxtaposition, mise en scene, mood, motifs, movement, plot, point of view, red herrings, set design, sound, story, subtext, symbolism, themes, title symbolism, and tone. The eleventh page contains discussion questions on the work's Biblical allusions, characterization, criticism, feminism, reception then and now, style, and themes.
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