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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…
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.
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.
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.
So while I was watching this, I got to thinking about whether or not the baseball diamond would have that much of an affect on the amount of planting acreage for the Kinsella farm, particularly whether or not the affect would be great enough to place a financial burden on them, so much so that they would risk losing their farm. I looked up how many acres a baseball diamond is, and then I looked up what the profit per acre corn yields. I was fully ready to share my knowledge here regarding whether or not the baseball diamond would actually be a financial burden, but then about the third act of this film I realized what I was doing.…
It should be noted: I'm no lover of baseball, just one of those sports I haven't been able to get in to but man I've always enjoyed Field of Dreams. Granted that the film has a religious angle in the shape of baseball, it also drives into the theme of broken dreams due to life itself, from Ray's observation on his childish hatred on his old man for not following his own dreams to now feeling the urge to do this spontaneous and crazy idea of building a baseball field in the hopes of not ending up like his father is just one of the many characters that have a similar issue they face everyday: from a famous writer Terence…
Again a movie about 'football players', but this is a good film at a time when Costner was at his best.
Scavenger Hunt 5 Film #12
Task 21 A Baseball Movie
I could tell there is a great movie buried in this unneccesarily convuluded movie. The score is fantastic and the script and dialogue are mostly good. I think the biggest problem is that the Baseball nostalgia was lost on me, which somewhat alienates your audience. Good movie, but I don't think I'd watch it again.
Field of Dreams is one of best sports films of all time. The plot of this film is pretty good to begin with but its executed so well. Thinking too hard about this movie may ruin your enjoyment but when this film is on cable I just like to sit back and enjoy it. This film is so heartwarming it is impossible to finish it without having a smile on your face. Field of Dreams is nothing more than a beautiful film about the beauty of baseball with some great performances from Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones.
A whirlwind of nostalgia, magic, and emotion. A movie I'll always enjoy revisiting.
A very heartwarming movie
Kevin Costner is a schizophrenic lunatic who hears voices that tell him to build a baseball field. He does this and then it gets populated by the ghosts of dead baseball players. Costner's family sees the ghosts too but no one else does. Because Costner has infected his entire family with THE CRAZY. Anyway. He then gets James Earl Jones to watch these ghost players on the field. In the end James Earl Jones goes to the showers with the ghosts. Kevin Costner wins because he fulfilled the American dream of being fucking stupid nuts and messing up your life in the process.
First watch for this film - I was expecting greatness for some reason. It was a good film, but didn't leave me with a sense of I am glad to have finally watched. A nice story, but didn't really go anywhere.
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