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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…
Plot holes be damned: "Wanna have a catch?" Gets to me every single time.
It doesn't matter how many times I watch this movie, and I've seen it a ton, I have the same reaction to the same moments -
- I'm way too giddy when Shoeless Joe first appears
- I'm also way too giddy when Ray and his wife workout they had the same dream
- I'm just way too giddy the whole movie really
- I look forward to and laugh at the 'whole team of psychiatrists' line
- I get oddly teary when Moonlight Graham introduces himself in the car
- I cry like a baby at the end scene, even though I can hardly think of a more manipulative and cliched scene. I mean, I'm crying at a son…
A heartwarming movie about the risks and benefits of indulging the delusions of the mentally ill.
"Is there a heaven?"
"Oh yeah, it's the place dreams come true."
Field of Dreams is the closest thing to a Spielberg directed baseball film (Maybe that's why I love it so much) and one of the most optimistic films about growing old and fulfilling your passions. There's definitely moments where it does come off a bit overly-sentimental and cheesy and the pacing really lets down in the second act. But it never loses its immortal themes of ambitions, regrets, second chances, and fathers and sons. Why the film is able to pull all of these themes off gracefully, is because all of those themes are what baseball is about.
Kevin Costner's Ray Kinsella just goes after what he believes…
Hard to argue with the good-natured optimism of a movie like this -- very much in the vein of Frank Capra. Costner is a decent enough Stewart surrogate too, carrying the esoteric premise through with enough gee-shucks-maybe-I'm-just-crazy charisma to keep the movie from dragging underneath its own nostalgia. Can't say the movie doesn't earn its emotional payoffs either, even if they do kind of all pile together there in the final 20 minutes. Amazing just how breezy this movie is and how it doesn't really care to explain how the premise works -- it just works.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Field of Dreams is a movie that I remember having a huge cultural impact at the time. But as an eight or nine year old, it looked like boring, grown up stuff. Field of Dreams is a movie that I’ve spent the last couple of decades assuming was cornball, cheese. But it turns out, Field of Dreams is grown up, cornball cheese that uses those ingredients perfectly to make an undeniably great movie that has aged amazingly well. Or maybe I’m just getting soft in my old age.
A newbie farmer, Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) is working his Iowa cornfields one day when a mysterious voice whispers, “If you built, he will come”. When his nearby wife (Amy Madigan) and…
I think this was a good movie.It was confusing for me because of the voices, the people turning into others, and his father coming to life, and more. Nothing bad about the movie that I see. I recommend this movie.
baseball is an unexplained phenomenon. i have been to three baseball games and i actually know less about baseball now than i did before. so it makes sense that baseball is a supernatural force that talks to kevin costner.
If you're the type of person who would enjoy a pointless scavenger hunt with hints whispered by ghosts that only a few of the protagonists can understand, then this is the film for you.
Otherwise still osrt of enjoyable. Great cast as well.
currently trying to read all 339 books that are mentioned as well.
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!