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Field of Dreams
If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true.
Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.
"If you build it, he will come".
There are movies that have an effect on you no matter what sort of mood you're in. Phil Alden Robinson's "Field Of Dreams" has had me in tears every time I've watched it. Unfairly described as a Baseball film, it's so much more than that.
Kevin Costner was in the middle of his heyday back in 1989 when this magical movie hit the cinemas. Magical you say? Well what would you call a film where an Iowa farmer hears voices in his cornfield and then plays Baseball with dead former legends of the game. It's a movie that shouldn't have worked, but with Robinson's tender touch giving the film more than a little…
Every Friday afternoon I will glance at the clock near me and do a quick calculation of the minutes remaining in my work day, and thus the countdown begins. Leaving work and heading home to the people I love, the television I watch and the Blu-ray collection I worship is always a terrific moment regardless of the day of the week, but man, nothing beats a Friday on the cusp of a lazy, relaxing weekend.
This particular Friday, each passing minute felt like a tiny step towards something even more special and I could barely contain my excitement. Sunday is Easter and I get to experience the amazing moment when my daughter discovers what the bunny left her, a reminder…
The moment when you realize and accept that your parent(s) aren't just authority figures or breadwinners but people who had unique hopes and dreams, some of which came true, and some of which did not, people who aren't perfect, who don't have the answer for everything, who have scars that they will carry their entire lives, that is what Field of Dreams is.
Taking a ridiculously manipulative storyline about Kevin Costner hearing voices causing him to build a baseball field for dead baseball players while questioning his own purpose yet taking it seriously, Field of Dreams works on all levels of filmmaking. It's cast, from Kevin Costner, to James Earl Jones, to Ray Liotta, and even Burt Lancaster hit all the right notes in making such a story work, it's direction and atmosphere hit the down home level of nostalgic innocence spot-on, the themes regarding regrets and second chances are strong enough to many anyone with such issues weep at what's happening on screen, and the score from the late James Horner gives the feel of what the characters are going through.
Decent movie. Fascinating cultural artifact. Hope I can find time to write a full review.
Field of Dreams taps into life’s unjustified outcomes, leaving many of its victims in deep regret and yearning of nostalgia. Its protagonist, Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner), is introduced to us in immediate fashion, via a photobook-like exposition, of his childhood, the core relationships that presently define him, and the journey that led him to his position now as a stable farmer with his wife, Annie (Amy Madigan), and his daughter, Karin (Gaby Hoffmann). It was here that the film’s ideas become apparent, understanding that this story, despite its spiritual and absurd premise, is held tightly by the emotions that linger underneath Ray towards his past, the bond between himself and his father that was severed through isolation and misunderstanding.
I saw this movie again via my HBO app and I was not disappointed. This movie is pure magic. A wonderful modern fairy tale. You feel good after watching this movie and its a warm experience.
Getting hit hard by those baseball, relationship w/ your father, "purpose of life," sentimentality, and summer feels.
Best baseball film ever. I challenge any father or son -- or for that matter, anybody -- to make it through the final scene without choking up. Certain lines and scenes from this film are forever etched on my brain.
When I was young, I knew the misquoted line, "If you build it, they will come," and I always thought Field Of Dreams had something to do with aliens--even though I knew it was primarily about baseball.
Now, years later, after owning the movie for as long as I can remember, I finally made a point to watch it, and it has nothing to do with aliens, but it does involve ghosts...and time travel?
This movie is really fucking weird.
SAW: at TCL Chinese Theatre (TCM Classic Film Festival)
I miss my Dad. My family needs to move back to the East Coast.
Not the transcendent experience that most fell, but it certainly made me want to sit at the ball park on a summer afternoon and watch baseball. Love James Earl Jones, and he was great in it.
„If you build it, he will come.“ Die rätselhafte Stimme (im Original angeblich geflüstert von Ed Harris) gebietet dem Farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) während der Arbeit im Maisfeld, ebendort ein Baseballfeld zu bauen. Das akkurate Spielfeld mit den Flutlichtmasten bedroht die wirtschaftliche Existenz seiner Farm und damit seiner Familie, die Bank sitzt ihm mit der Hypothek bereits im Nacken, aber Kinsella tut es. Ist seine Vision in Wirklichkeit eine Obsession?
Der Film ist zwar eigentlich ungemein kitschig – aber gerade deswegen auch so berührend. Er zelebriert die Kraft kühner Träume und die des Baseballs als nationales Kulturgut und Quelle familiärer Sentimentalität. Hinzu kommt die starke Besetzung: Costner drehte ein Jahr später sein Epos „Der mit dem Wolf tanzt“, anschließend…
This movie is very silly and kind of bad in parts but also "hey dad, you wanna have a catch". I figured that would get me, but the Graham stuff did nearly as much; just as emotional but a bit more subtle about it (not to mention Jones' glee at getting to explore that great unknown).
'They don't make em like this anymore' is a trite thing to say, but fairly accurate when it comes to warm, meandering populist fare like this in Hollywood. I'm no expert, but I gotta tell you, modern studios: if you film it...
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