Push by sapphire “Though heartbreaking, it is ultimately a story about hope and survival.”
Instead, for his second directorial effort, he chose the novel Push by sapphire.
“In my original notes I had that Precious would have a baby girl, then here comes this boy,” sapphire says with a laugh.
His highly acclaimed, and highly controversial, 2009 film, Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by sapphire, is a case in point.
sapphire says that had she not already finished much of The Kid, the criticism would have “stopped me dead in my tracks.”
The afternoon had been spent in concealing the sapphire chest in a recess behind some rocks some distance from the hut.
Below, the lake lay blue as a sapphire mirroring a sapphire sky.
Deep down in a shaft, or in an ice-cavern, the sapphire reflection gives to the human face quite a ghastly pallor.
Once or twice he looked from the shopkeeper to the sapphire.
Only two rings were there, the third ring, the one with the sapphire and the two diamonds, was missing.
"precious stone next in hardness to a diamond," mid-13c., from Old French saphir (12c.) and directly from Latin sapphirus (cf. Spanish zafir, Italian zaffiro), from Greek sappheiros "blue stone" (the gem meant apparently was not the one that now has the name, but perhaps rather "lapis lazuli," the modern sapphire being perhaps signified by Greek hyakinthos), from a Semitic source (cf. Hebrew sappir "sapphire"), but probably not ultimately from Semitic. Some linguists propose an origin in Sanskrit sanipriya, a dark precious stone (perhaps sapphire or emerald), literally "sacred to Saturn," from Sani "Saturn" + priyah "precious." In Renaissance lapidaries, it was said to cure anger and stupidity. As an adjective from early 15c. Related: Sapphiric; sapphirine.
A clear, fairly pure form of the mineral corundum that is usually blue but may be any color except red. It often contains small amounts of oxides of cobalt, chromium, and titanium and is valued as a gem. Compare ruby.
Associated with diamonds (Ex. 28:18) and emeralds (Ezek. 28:13); one of the stones in the high priest's breastplate. It is a precious stone of a sky-blue colour, probably the lapis lazuli, brought from Babylon. The throne of God is described as of the colour of a sapphire (Ex. 24:10; comp. Ezek. 1:26).