John writes: Steve Spielberg’s adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is one of those rare moments in film history that effectively captures and builds on the book’s underlying themes and moods. Sisters Celie and Nettie have each other to love, and it seems that each other, is all they have. With her big screen acting debut Whoopi Goldberg steals the show as Celie. It’s a travesty that this film didn’t win anything with all those Oscar nominations. However, Whoopi did win a Golden Globe, an Image award, and was also recognized by the Nat’l Board of Review for her outstanding work.