The Color Purple (motion picture):
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library

Articles and Books

Bobo, Jacqueline.
"The Color Purple: Black Women as Cultural Readers." In Female Spectators: Looking at Film | and Television. Edited by Deidre Pribram, pp. 90-109 London: Verso, 1988.
--Main Stack PN1995.9.W6.F44 1988
--Moffitt PN1995.9.W6.F44 1988)

Bobo, Jacqueline.
"Reading Through the Text: The Black Woman as Audience." In: Black American Cinema / edited by Manthia Diawara. pp: 272-87. New York: Routledge, 1993. AFI film readers.
--Main Stack PN1995.9.N4.B45 1993
--Moffitt PN1995.9.N4.B45 1993

Bobo, Jacqueline.
" Sifting Through the Controversy: Reading 'The Color Purple'." Callaloo: A Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters vol. 12 no. 2, 1989 Spring, 332-342

Butler, C. B.
The 'Color Purple' Controversy - Black Woman Spectatorship Wide Angle-A Quarterly Journal Of Film History Theory And Criticism, 1991, V13 N3-4:62-69.

Collins, Glenn.
The Color Purple." (moving-picture reviews) New York Times v134, sec2 (Sun, Dec 15, 1985):H1(N), H1(L), col 4, 56 col in.

Digby, Joan.
"From Walker to Spielberg: Transformations of 'The Color Purple'." In Novel Images: Literature in | Performance. Edited by Peter Reynolds, pp. 157-174. London: Routledge, 1993
--Main Stack PN1995.3.N68 1993

Dole, Carol M.
"The Return of the Father in Spielberg's 'The Color Purple.'" Literature-Film Quarterly v24, n1 (Jan, 1996):12 (5 pages).

Early, Gerald
"The Color Purple As Everybody's Protest Art" Antioch Review, 1992 Winter-Spring, V50 N1-2:399-412.

Elsley, Judy.
"Laughter as Feminine Power in The Color Purple and A Question of Silence.'" In: New Perspectives on Women and Comedy / edited by Regina Barreca. pp: 193-99. Philadelphia: Gordon and Breach, c1992. Studies in gender and culture; v. 5
--Main Stack PS430.N49 1992

Fitzsimmons, Kate.
"Go Ask Alice: Alice Walker Talks about The Color Purple 10 Years Later." San Francisco Review of Books. 21 (2): 20-23. 1996 Mar-Apr.

Gilliam, Dorothy.
"'The Color Purple' Not as Simple as Black or White." (column) Washington Post v109 (Mon, Dec 23, 1985):B3, col 3, 17 col in.

Kim, Min-Jung.
"'Creative Mistranslation?': Adaptation as Violence." Feminist Studies in English Literature. 9(2):49-76. 2002 Winter

Milloy, Courtland.
A 'Purple' Rage Over a Rip-off. (The Color Purple movie) (column) Washington Post v109 (Tue, Dec 24, 1985):B3, col 4, 14 col in.

Peacock J.
"When Folk Goes Pop - Consuming The 'Color Purple' "(Afro-American Folklore, Contemporary American Culture And The Spielberg Film) Literature-Film Quarterly, 1991, V19 N3:176-180.

Shattuc, Jane.
"Having a Good Cry over The Color Purple: The Problem of Affect and Imperialism in Feminist Theory." In: Melodrama: Stage Picture Screen / edited by Jacky Bratton, Jim Cook, Christine Gledhill. pp: 147-56. London: British Film Institute, 1994.
--Main Stack PN1912.M45 1994

Shipp, E.R.
"Blacks in Heated Debate Over 'The Color Purple'. (moving-picture) New York Times v135 (Mon, Jan 27, 1986):11(N), A13(L), col 2, 15 col in.

Terry, Jill.
"The Same River Twice: Signifying The Color Purple." Critical Survey. 12(3):59-76. 2000

Walker, Alice.
"The Color Purple." Ms. vol 15, Nov. 1986, 32-25.

Walker, Alice
The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult: A Meditation on Life, Spirit, Art, and the Making of the Film, The Color Purple, Ten Years Later / Alice Walker. New York : Scribner, c1996.
--UCB Grad Svcs PS3573.A425 Z47 1996
-- UCB Moffitt PS3573.A425 Z47 1996
-- UCB Morrison PS3573.A425 Z47 1996


Ansen, D.
"The Color Purple." (moving-picture reviews) Newsweek, Dec. 30, 1986, 59-60

Canby, Vincent.
"The Color Purple." (moving-picture reviews) New York Times v135, sec2 (Sun, Jan 5, 1986):H17(N), H17(L), col 1, 35 col in.

"The Color Purple." (moving-picture reviews). Jet, Jan. 13, 1986, 58-61; Mar. 10, 1986, 58-60; Mar. 17, 1986, 28-31; Apr. 14, 1986, 52-54

"The Color Purple." (moving-picture reviews) Wall Street Journal (Thu, Dec 19, 1985):20(W), 26(E), col 1, 23 col in.

Corliss, Richard.
"The Color Purple." (moving-picture reviews). Time, Dec. 23, 1985, 78

Dougherty, M.
"The Color Purple." Life, vol 9, Nov. 1986, 72-77

Ebert, Roger. Full-text review from the Chicago Sun-Times

Kael, Pauline.
"The Color Purple." (moving-picture reviews). New Yorker, vol. 61, Dec. 30, 1986, 68-70

Kauffmann, Stanley.
"The Color Purple." (moving-picture reviews). New Republic, vol. 38, Jan. 29. 1986, 24-25

Kopkind, A.
"The Color Purple." (moving-picture reviews). Nation, vol 243, Feb. 1, 1986, 124-5

Maslin, Janet.
"The Color Purple." (moving-picture reviews) New York Times v135 (Wed, Dec 18, 1985):25(N) C18(L), col 1, 22 col in.

O'Brien, T.
"The Color Purple." (moving-picture reviews). Commonweal, vol 1113, Jan. 31, 1986, 52-53

Milloy, Courtland.
"The Color Purple." (moving-picture reviews) Washington Post v109 (Tue, Feb 18, 1986):C3, col 4, 14 col in.

Simon, John.
"The Color Purple." (moving-picture reviews) National Review, vol 38, Feb. 14, 1986, 56-7

Wesley, R.
"The Color Purple." (moving-picture reviews). Ms. vol 15, Sept. 1986, 62+

Willimon, W.
"The Color Purple." (moving-picture reviews) Christian Century, vol. 103, May 14, 1986, 495-497.

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