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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.
Here's the thing with Field of Dreams, it's a film that was able to interest me in baseball even though I don't care for the sport. I've got nothing against the sport, I actually would like to learn more about baseball, it's just that I've never seen a game and don't know anything about the sport. I live in Scotland, baseball is an American sport. Field of Dreams managed this because it's a lot more than just a baseball game. It's about achieving your dreams. Many people have told me how good this film is and they were right. Field of Dreams is a fantastic film. It weaves genres so fluently and makes a film that could leave viewers with…
Strange yet extremely heartwarming movie about baseball and a strained relationship between a father and a son. Arguably the greatest sports themed movie I've seen.
"People will come, Ray. People will most definitely come."
I did. And I bought a t-shirt. And I bought my wife a t-shirt. And I bought the blu-ray (at a 150% markup). Nostalgia is a powerful force.
The movie slows down a lot in the second act, but it's still entertaining and chock-full of heart.
This movie has always been on my radar because I love baseball and I really like Kevin Costner. Field of Dreams was being shown at my local Cineplex and I couldn't resist going to see it on the big screen. Overall it was a good experience. The movie was heartfelt, had decent music and acting, a predictable story in some places but effective nonetheless. The concept of ghosts/angels of baseball players is a bit odd but midway through the movie you just accept it as fact and get engrossed in the story. James Earl Jones is the highlight performance of this film, his "rough around the edges" character truly contrasts with Kevin Costner's character. It was a joy to watch the two of them on screen together. Overall the movie is good but not great.
Watched this while on vacation at the beach. Apparently I got some sand in my eyes.
I'm not sure if Baseball is a real genre of film, but it sure as shit should be.
This is not a review of the movie but rather about the man who made the film possible.
No matter how good the cast or director is, everything starts with a solid script.
W.P. Kinsella has died. He wrote Shoeless Joe which was the basis of this fantasy film about fathers and sons.
I met him in grade 12 as part of a Young Authours Conference where I was assigned to him and he gave us constructive criticism.
He also told us that there are two reasons why you may read a book.
One is that it has been assigned to you for a class. If this is the case, you MUST read it even if you hate it.
I had a chance to see this on the big screen, and I couldn't pass it up. I know, the purists are all about that 35mm projection, but I must say that DCP technology has allowed me to see a lot of films that I wouldn't have gotten to see on the big screen, and in pristine quality. Tonight's projection looked particularly beautiful, and then you got that beautiful James Horner score kissing your ears, with every single note coming through the speakers crystal clear, and well, if you are showing a DCP...FilmApe will come.
Hadn't seen this in ages and it was September's film in the Cineplex Classic Movie series.
I enjoyed it. It plays a little fast and loose with the set-up. It's not clear why this person in particular deserves to reconcile with his father, or how that bizarre time traveling occurs, and uses the wife character as the tried, tested, true, and boring supportive female co-lead, but the movie does have enough whimsy, humour and magic to make it worthwhile.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!