Monday, February 13, 2012

Movie Music Monday: Lilies of the Field

Sidney Poitier totally ROCKED the 1960s!

A Patch of Blue (1965) -- a black man befriends a blind white girl who comes from a troubled family.

To Sir, with Love (1967) -- an American engineer takes a job teaching at a high school in the slums of London.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967) -- a liberal, open-minded white couple (Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy)  discover that their daughter's fiance is black.

 Lilies of the Field (1963)  -- an unemployed construction worker builds a chapel for a group of foreign nuns. In the final scene Homer teaches the nuns a song called "Amen." An inspirational movie with themes of faith, kindness and courage.


  1. I agree. Mr. Poitier is very talented. Lilies of the Field is great, but my favorite was To Sir, with Love. I cried at the end when Lulu sang the song at the dance.

  2. I need to see more 1960's Sidney Poitier - I've only watched the Mr. Tibbs flicks so far!

  3. Zelda: I cried when Lulu sang, too. There have been some wonderful movies where teachers make a difference in the lives of their students: Dead Poets Society, Blackboard Jungle, etc. Makes for a good story.

  4. Craig: Yes, you should definitely see a few of Sid's flicks. Of all the ones I've seen, racial issues are touched upon, to a greater or lesser extent. His movies reflected the times. More so in A Patch of Blue and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?