13064. The Color Purple (A Comparison of Novel and Movie).
A comparison of the novel (Alice Walker) with the film version (Steven Spielberg). Argues that both are effective as works of art, and that the differences are due to the differences in the two media. The novel provides more details and insights, while the movie makes use of such things as visual imagery, dramatic tension and comic relief. 10 pages, 15 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.
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