The Color Purple

The Color Purple (1985)

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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.

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.

Shug: Do you mind if Albert sleep with me?
Celie: Do you like sleeping with him?

Sophia: I loves Harpo, God knows I do. But I'll kill him dead 'fo I let him beat me.

Miss Millie: You kids are so clean. You wanna come work for me, be my maid?
Sofia: Hell no.

Shug: You sho is ugly.

Celie: Most time I pretend I ain't even there. He don't know the difference.

Celie: The jail you planned for me is the one you're gonna rot in.

Celie: Shug like honey. And now, I's just like a bee.

Celie: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Sophia: All my life I had to fight. I had to fight my daddy. I had to fight my uncles. I had to fight my brothers. A girl child ain't safe in a family of men, but I ain't never thought I'd have to fight in my own house.

Sofia: Sofia's happy now.

Shug: I's married now! I's married now.

Old Mr.: Boy, you goin' let this ol' nappy-headed girl cuss you out like that? You sittin' at the head of your own dinner table and actin' like the waiter.

Sofia: Sat in that jail, I sat in that jail til I near about done rot to death. I know what it like to wanna go somewhere and cain't. I know what it like to wanna sing... and have it beat out 'ya. I want to thank you, Miss Celie, fo everything you done for me. I 'members that day in the store with Miss Millie - I's feelin' real down. I's feelin' mighty bad. And when I seed you - I know'd there is a God. I know'd there is a God.

Sofia: Now you want a dead son-in-law, Mrs. Celie? You just keep on advising him like you doing.

Squeak: You just a big ol' heifer.

Other mistake: Mister cooks Shug Avery a breakfast of grits, biscuits and ham, and takes it to her room. She throws the breakfast against the wall. The breakfast leaves a bright yellow and bright red stain on the wall. There was nothing on the tray that could have left those colors on the wall. (00:51:10)

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Suggested correction: There absolutely were 2 things on the plate that would have left those colors. When you see the plate up close, you see a red sauce (presumably ketchup or tomato sauce) on the side of the plate, and the yellow comes from the yolks from the sunny-side up eggs he made for her (which he mentions it as he takes the tray into the room). Look more closely at the plate next time. Also, just because the clip mainly shows him TRYING to make grits and biscuits, doesn't mean he didn't make anything else to go with it. The plate he carries up shows several things he made (mostly burnt) but the red sauce was definitely on the plate as well as the eggs. So this is incorrect.

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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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Answer: Colognes.

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