The trailer for this week’s throwback Thursday is for Albert Magnoli’s 1984 rock musical drama movie marking its 30th anniversary, “Purrrrrrrrrrrple Rain”, starring pop star Prince in his film debut. O.K., it’s just Purple Rain without all the r’s. Sorry, the song is playing in my head 🙂 . Purple Rain, which won an Academy Award and a Grammy for its soundtrack, tells the tale of “an arrogant, young black singer, born and raised in Minneapolis, who reaches the pinnacle of stardom. The dramatic complications include The Kid’s miserable home life, where he suffers the brutalities of his father, and the youth’s efforts to win the love of the beautiful Apollonia. Gorgeously photographed by Donald Thorin, Purple Rain is essentially a glorified music video, highlighted by a catalogue of Prince’s hits, including I Would Die 4 U, When Doves Cry and Let’s Go Crazy” (Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide). Yeah, I do not think there’s any debate about whether the music makes this movie or not.
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