The Color Purple (1985)

All My Life I Had to Fight

Sofia (Oprah Winfrey) explains to Celie (Whoopi Goldberg) her unwillingness to take abuse from men in her life.

Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Released in 1985 by Warner Bros..

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  • character-type: Heroine
  • character-type: Wife
  • action: Thrash
  • action: Yell
  • action: Listen
  • action: Threaten
  • editors-choice: Female Performances
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Tearjerkers
  • secondary-genre: African-American Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Social Issue Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
  • secondary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on the Book
  • mood: Emotional
  • prop: Bag
  • setting: Field
  • theme: Oppression
  • theme: Empowerment
  • theme: Love
  • actor: Willard E. Pugh
  • actor: Whoopi Goldberg
  • actor: Oprah Winfrey
  • director: Steven Spielberg
  • producer: Carole Isenberg
  • producer: Peter Guber
  • producer: Quincy Jones
  • producer: Frank Marshall
  • producer: Jon Peters
  • producer: Kathleen Kennedy
  • producer: Steven Spielberg
  • cinematographer: Allen Daviau
  • composer: Quincy Jones
  • costume-designer: Aggie Guerard Rodgers
  • production-designer: J. Michael Riva
  • role-name: Sofia
  • role-name: Harpo Johnson
  • role-name: Celie Johnson
  • screenwriter: Menno Meyjes
  • year: 1985
  • studio: Warner Bros.