Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind the Making of “The Color Purple”

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Quincy Jones convinced Spielberg to direct the film

What doesn’t Quincy Jones have his hands in? Apparently, Jones and Spielberg are good friends and he tried to convince the filmmaker that he should take on The Color Purple. Spielberg didn’t exactly jump at the opportunity. He was very hesitant, telling Jones that he wasn’t familiar with the south and a black person should direct the film. Quincy told Spielberg that he wasn’t an alien but he directed E.T.  Well, Spielberg bought his argument and took the project on. The rest is history. Thanks Quincy!

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