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‘Purple Rain’ Director Gets Deep About Working With Prince: ‘How Is It You Just Told My Life Story?’

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Bolstered by that first impression of Prince coming out of that elevator, Magnoli refined his 10-second pitch into something richer and more complete. “I said that the character had a father who made music, and that the father’s violence was put onto the mother and there was a cycle of violence in the house. This kid would feel vulnerable and he would feel isolated. In the third act, the father puts a gun to his head and kills himself. And yet you rise from the ashes because you’re onstage, finally reconciling with your bandmates. And Prince responded, ‘How is it that you just told me my life story in the last 10 minutes?’”


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Reply #1 posted 07/26/19 10:54am

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Great read - thanks!

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