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Field of Dreams
"Is there enough magic in the moonlight out there to make this
dream come true?"
Phil Alden Robinson
Phil Alden Robinson
Based on a book by
Shoeless Joe Jackson
James Earl Jones
Buy the book this movie is based on.
The story. Field of Dreams tells the story of Ray
Kinsella, a corn farmer in Iowa. One day, he hears an announcer's voice: "Build
it and he will come." He takes the voice's words to heart and starts
building a baseball field on his land. Players from long ago appear, thankful
for a chance to play again. His rock solid belief in his intuition, reinforced
by a dream he shared with his wife, help him to overcome the disbelief of those
around him. He persists even on the brink of bankruptcy. His reward is
This movie shows how trusting your
inner voice, and persistently taking action in alignment with your
intuition, can lead to remarkable results. The main character, Ray Kinsella
watches for signs, listens to clues, and follows them without question. Maybe,
when he was facing bankruptcy, his faith was shaken for a while. But then his
daughter helps him out: "You don't have to sell the farm, dad. They will come."
Together with The two worlds of Jennie Logan, this is one of a handful of movies
that mention the phenomenon of shared dreaming. Two people, usually with a
close emotional bond, can have exactly the same dream. In this movie, Ray and
his wife share a dream of a visit to Boston. With good reason, they see this as
a sign to follow through on it.
The movie also illustrates how people can have a different experience of what is
real. Ray's brother-in-law, Mark, can't see the baseball players. All he sees
is Ray's crazy obsession with this baseball field. Ray also talks to people who
have long been dead. Realities of the past blend into the present with
All in all, this is an excellent movie that leaves you with a pleasant feeling
that any dream, however impossible it may seem, can and will come true.