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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.
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…
Really good feel good movie, but I just don't like Kevin Costner as an actor.
Really kind of an odd film that shouldn't work as well as it does. The ending is really quite good, which is funny because much of the film requires a suspension of disbelief. Which is sort of what this film may be all about. Believing in something. Faith. Dreams. Family. Heaven. Baseball. America. Film looks good. Film sounds good. Film feels good. Decent acting for the most part. Cool hippie van. Feels like 4. Heck, feels like a 4.5. But it is a solid 3.5 for now.
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Kevin Costner plays Ray Kinsella who hears a disimbodied voice that tells him to build a baseball field in his cornfield, spirits of long deceased Baseball players come to the field to play and things go on from their :)
4/5 Chubsters!! It truly is a great film but it lacked that emotional quality for me, especially with the ending scene. I really did want to be touched by the ending but felt a bit robbed.
The acting, story and special effects really sell this story.
Kevin Costner, a New Age farmer in Iowa, longs to be reconciled with
his dead father, a minor-league baseball player whose outlook he had rejected in the 60s. He hears a whispered command to build a baseball field, and when he obeys the command the spirits of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta) and the other White Sox who were barred from baseball for life after the 1919 World Series scandal arrive and play regularly. This is only the beginning of the hero's mystical encounters. The writer-director, Phil Alden Robinson (who adapted W.P. Kinsella's 1982 novel, Shoeless Joe), may treat us as if our brains were mush, but he'd just about have to be sincere to work so methodically, putting each…
An unapologetic fantasy in which the ghosts of the great baseball players of the past return to play ball.
So much of this movie is burned into my heart forever. The soft, purple Iowa dusk, the haunting whisper in Ray's head assuring him that "If you build it they will come," the pansophical presence of the camera that embodies the magical, perhaps holy force that drives the entire film.
One of those movies I watched so many times with my dad when I was little that I'll just always love it. I brought it on DVD to college with me and I'll kind of just go back and watch it any time I'm in the mood to be touched by…
a feel good movie for the ages.
damn those american family movies that go straight for my heart
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I could not get into this film. As often happens, Costner leaves me cold, and in this case the silly plot didn't do anything for me either.
A weird disembodied voice tells a farmer to build a baseball field, and then dead baseball players come out of the corn? This would have had a better treatment as a horror film than a drama.
The only entertaining moment for me was James Earl Jones chasing the main characters with insect spray, saying "you're from the 60s, aren't you?"
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.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!