how the film “The Color Purple” was created

Explore this research question:
What did the director intend to accomplish with this film and did he/she feel it was accomplished? if possible, explore any connections between the director/crew and author of the novel. Discuss audience reactions, especially by those who read the book and watched the film. There should be at least 4 secondary sources but no more than 6. Use MLA format. You may use web sites ONLY if they are professional and connected to the film or book.