The Color Purple

Factual error: When Celie is leaving Albert, she is riding in the back of the car with Shug. As the car drives away down the dirt driveway you can see the telephone pole and electricity wires at the end of the driveway. Not unusual now, but in rural Georgia in the 1930's, it would have been impossible.

Factual error: The letter from Nettie is dated 18 April 1935 but the larger of the stamps on the envelope is the Southern Rhodesia stamp for the Silver Jubilee of George V, that wasn't issued till 6 May 1935.

Continuity mistake: Mister's tie changes from red to blue when he asks for Nettie, and back to red when he inspects Celie. (00:07:25)

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Old Mr.: Celie, you has my sympathy. Ain't many women allow they husband's ho to lay up in they house.

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Trivia: The Color Purple tied an Oscars record (with 1977's Turning Point) for a film having the most nominations without actually winning any. This was a result of a pressure campaign by the NAACP, which objected to the film's portrayal of Black men.

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Question: Shug and Celie found the hiding place in the floor in the bedroom looking for the letters. They found naked pictures, money, and of course the letters from Nettie. There were also some vials of something. What was inside of the vials?

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Chosen answer: They appear to be illegal drugs.

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