BlogHer.com, sponsor and spearheader of National Blog Posting Month, features my post "Important and Troubling Book-to-Film Issues in My Favorite Movies: 'The Color Purple' and 'Beloved.'
I remember when The Color Purple movie came out in 1986. To have a beautiful and serious movie, that was not about Blacks killing each other or acting stupid but truly featured the story and amazing acting, was a big event. Oprah Winfrey was already a sort of star, and the other actors were people we knew as well. … Continue reading *On The Color Purple and Beloved film adaptations…
Maya Angelou, Alice Walker and Gloria Naylor were early trailblazers for cinematic adaptations of Negress stories. Adaptations of their autobiography, novel and stories catapulted their work and names to national prominence their Harlem Renaissance and Black Power Movement predecessors were unable to enjoy in their lifetimes.
Oprah Winfrey deserves the Nobel Prize in Literature for all she has done to keep books, writers and stories at the forefront of media today.