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The Resource The same river twice : honoring the difficult : a meditation on life, spirit, art, and the making of the film, the color purple, ten years later, Alice Walker

The same river twice : honoring the difficult : a meditation on life, spirit, art, and the making of the film, the color purple, ten years later, Alice Walker

Label
The same river twice : honoring the difficult : a meditation on life, spirit, art, and the making of the film, the color purple, ten years later
Title
The same river twice
Title remainder
honoring the difficult : a meditation on life, spirit, art, and the making of the film, the color purple, ten years later
Statement of responsibility
Alice Walker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early eighties, the peaceful, reclusive life of poet and writer Alice Walker was interrupted by the appearance of three extraordinary gifts: a widely praised best-selling novel (The Color Purple), the Pulitzer Prize, and an offer from Steven Spielberg to make her novel into a film that would become a major international event. This last gift, which Walker identifies as "the knock at the door, " led her into the labyrinth of a never-before-experienced creative collaboration, principally with Spielberg and Quincy Jones, and the "magic" and perils of moviemaking. The Same River Twice : Honoring the Difficult chronicles that period of transition, from recluse to public figure, and invites us to contemplate, along with her, the true significance of extraordinary gifts - especially when they are coupled, as in Walker's case, with the most severe criticism, overt hostility, and public censure from one's community of choice. The book is composed of entries from Walker's journals, correspondence - including letters to Spielberg, Jones, and Danny Glover, who played the much reviled Mister in the movie - and essays and articles that document the controversy in the African-American community upon the film's release. It also contains Walker's original screenplay for the film The Color Purple, a screenplay that ultimately was not used by Spielberg and has never been published. In three new essays, Walker looks back at what was taking place in her life at that time: the onset of a debilitating illness, the failing health of her adored mother, and the betrayal by her companion of thirteen years. How do the private and the public mesh, she asks, during periods of intense creativity and stress? In what ways do they support or weaken each other?
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Alice
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3573.A425
LC item number
Z47 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice
  • Authors, American
  • Screenwriters
  • Film adaptations
  • African American authors
  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • African American authors
  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • Authors, American
  • Film adaptations
  • Screenwriters
  • United States
Label
The same river twice : honoring the difficult : a meditation on life, spirit, art, and the making of the film, the color purple, ten years later, Alice Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fish and bird come to my house : I swim away with them -- The river : honoring the difficult -- Being the river -- The color purple : a synopsis for film -- Confluence and flow -- What is thrown out of the river -- Rapids -- Deep waters -- Running the river -- Some swim on tears to be with us -- Mud -- Crossing : perseverance -- The river run -- Still waters
Control code
ocm33277394
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780684814193
Lccn
95030056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The same river twice : honoring the difficult : a meditation on life, spirit, art, and the making of the film, the color purple, ten years later, Alice Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fish and bird come to my house : I swim away with them -- The river : honoring the difficult -- Being the river -- The color purple : a synopsis for film -- Confluence and flow -- What is thrown out of the river -- Rapids -- Deep waters -- Running the river -- Some swim on tears to be with us -- Mud -- Crossing : perseverance -- The river run -- Still waters
Control code
ocm33277394
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780684814193
Lccn
95030056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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