â€œLilies of the Fieldâ€ was based on William Edmund Barrettâ€™s 1962 novel of the same name. The film came out in 1963 and starred Sidney Poitier. The story is a charming tale of how Homer Jones, an out-of-work jack of all trades, is induced by some crafty eastern European nuns, to build them a chapel. Initially Jones agrees to do some minor repairs, and stays the night, expecting to be paid the next morning. The next morning, the mother superior, charmingly bests Jones, a devout Baptist, in a duel of biblical quotations. [...]
If you’ve yet to watch some of history’s most classic films you’ve got to get started! There are hundreds of movies today’s generation hasn’t even touched so get out your direct.TV classic channels and keep your eyes peeled for one of our three favorites:
Gone With the Wind: Of course! It’s long (about 3.5 hours) and it’s pretty heavy but if you’re ready for the classic of all classics you’ve got to see GWTW. There are whole genres of movies that sprung from a single film – see the origin.
The Godfather: You may have seen Godfather Part II or some of the other sequels but if you haven’t seen the first film you’re doing yourself an injustice. It’s classic for a reason and one of the best character-acted films, well, ever.
Ben Hur: It’s fascinating to see how moviemaking worked before CG and digital film and Ben Hur is a great example of this genre. It won Best Picture the year it came out and you’d be hard pressed to find a better historical classic film to view.
The Sound of Music is a beautifully directed family classic. The movie is based on the real Austrian family the Von Trapp during the 1930-s. Navy Captain and widower Georg Von Trapp seeks help in raising his seven ornery children. Caption Von Trapp seems cold in the beginning keeping his children under strict rules. When he writes to the convent for help finding a governess they reply by sending out the kind hearted Maria. Maria is struggling to find her place in [...]
The Ron Howard/Russell Crowe collaboration A BEAUTIFUL MIND is both inspiring and eerie. Part of the reason for this is that it is based on a true story revolving around the latent power of the human mind. Can all people tap into the hidden potential of the human mind that John Nash possesses? Considering the fact that Nash-s mental abilities derive from his severe paranoid schizophrenia, many would likely not wish to attain [...]
Finding a quality education is a constant struggle for many young people, but the movie Slumdog Millionaire takes the opportunity to show how life’s experiences can serve as the only education one needs to fulfill one’s dreams.
Slumdog Millionaire is the story of Jamal Malik, portrayed as an adult by Dev Patel, and his amazing opportunity to win big on the Indian version of the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The movie chronicles Malik’s answers to the difficult and random collection of questions by showing a [...]
Tragic love stories have always made for powerful films, especially when external forces stand in the way of true love. In the classic “Casablanca,’ it takes the entire world at war to keep Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman apart. With “Brokeback Mountain’ (2005), director Ang Lee creates a backdrop of unforgiving circumstances that stands in the way of true love. In the summer of 1963, two teen cowboys sign up for sheepherder work in the harsh Wyoming grasslands. Painfully quiet Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) usually works as a ranch hand, but needs extra money for his wedding to [...]