Lilies of the Field

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Lilies of the Field


A novel named "Lilies of the Field" was written by an American author William Edmund Barrett, in the year of 1962. With the assistance of the idea from Barrett's novel Ralph Nelson made a tremendous movie in 1963.


A small but excellent novel "Lilies of the Field" made into an excellent and educational movie, the main subject of the novel and movie is bless the children and creatures even Charles, it is a fact that in the twentieth-century there are no significant literature work but the Americans in their strength and power, idiosyncratic individual interaction and independent characters. With the assistance of William E. Barrett's novel Ralph Nelsons turn it into simple but fascinating story movie.

In some parts movie is sparer that novel whereas there are some sections and scenes of the novel are not included in the film, thereby creating changes in the tale or changing characters or adding some other effect which can be easily observed, but the matter to be acknowledge that all these changes some where else required by the movie Nelsons successes to justify the needs of little alteration with the same theme (Sophie, Papataxiarches & Stewart, P.86-97).

The Nelsons movie is more than in the area of Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier), whereas the play just describes us that He is and ex-GI. The Nelsons movie tells the viewers about his background in a very nut shell; people know only that he is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, and that he is moving in his beach wagon all the way through the United States South-west. Homer stops in the desert and containing a desolate mission; He inquires a woman religious that he needed water for the sake of his car which...