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VHS," LILIES OF THE FIELD", ACADEMY AWARD FOR SIDNEY POITIER, 1963

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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Christmas Movies. I have a load of them in VHS format. ---and of all "A CHRISTMAS STORY with Peter Billingsly (Ralphie) remains a favorite!!
    For reasons unknown I have been unable to post photos for about 3 weeks!! Anyone else have a problem? I wrote to CW but no answer. Lois

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      I LOVE this movie!! I still find it on TCM channel every once in a while.
    2. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      I wonder how this movie would do at the box-office today? Is it too kind and sweet for today's audiences or can it hold its own, like a Hallmark movie of a few decades later? ? I have quite a few in my collection and really love them!! Another group of movies that I wonder if would be of great interest like they were decades ago are "Feature Films For Families" series. The viewer was actually asked questions on the back of the box about the movie to determine whether or not the the point and message from the movie was realized after viewing!
    3. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      ADDED ON!!
      Photo 2--A Hallmark Movie,
      Photo 3, Feature Films For Families
      These also represent films with old fashioned values--If you buy either brand--It most likely will be a wholesome type family movie--unless rated otherwise (Hallmark ) but FFFF films are never Rated R.
      Both groups are collected avidly by movie fans accumulating as many titles as they can. (VHS are what the true collector is after)--Casual viewers will buy DVD but a certain factor of collectibility is missing--Problem is if you want as many as possible--movies after about 2003 went to DVD.
    4. NevadaBlades, 3 years ago
      Some fun trivia facts about LILIES OF THE FIELD:
      1) Only $240,000 spent to make the movie.
      2) Movie took only 14 days to film.
      3) Movie was directed and produced by Ralph Nelson, who also plays the construction contractor in the movie, Ashton, who gives Homer Smith a part-time job. Nelson's role went uncredited at his insistence.

      4) The hymn, AMEN, that Homer sings and teaches the nun to sing along with him was not actually sung by Sidney Poitier in the movie but was dubbed in by the singer and song writer, Jester Hairston, who also wrote the song.

      5) The chapel that Homer builds for the nuns was actually built during the filming of the movie, completed at the conclusion of filming, in 14 days. Because the chapel was built on land that was rented for the filming of the movie, it had to be torn down immediately after filming was completed.

      [;>) [;>) [;>)
    5. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      What incredible information!!!I have never heard any of that before. It makes it more interesting the next time I watch it. The cover for my copy makes it more fun to own than the so boring more common one. It sure is a "feel good" movie. Thanks for the input, KJ.
    6. NevadaBlades, 3 years ago
      Two other all-time favorite movies of mine starring Sidney Poitier are THE DEFIANT ONES, co-starring Tony Curtis, and the lesser-known EDGE OF THE CITY, co-starring John Cassavetes. Never miss either when they come on TV. [;>)
    7. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      OMG!We love the same movies. The Defiant Ones! that was a fine film I must have seen it 10 times! I haven't the other one.
    8. NevadaBlades, 3 years ago
      I don't want to give too much away about the movie, but EDGE OF THE CITY, for its time, 1957, was an unusual film. Up till then, Whites were portrayed in positions of authority and Blacks as inferior. This movie changed that perception. The film had a budget of only $500,000 and Sidney Poitier was paid just $15,000. It received very favorable reviews but didn't do very well at the box office due to anti Black sentiments in the South. You've got to see this film, Lois. The ending will shock, sadden and anger you. [;>)
    9. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      Actually, I just may have it in my gigantic collection! Problem is, there is no filing system here. I am trying to start doing something to get it under some control.
    10. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      I am still sorting and filing my movies. A bigger task that I thought. Also for reasons unknown--I can't put my new pictures of things on CW. I contacted them by email and never had an answer--it has been about 3 weeks! How many others have this problem??

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