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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Houdini and Field of Dreams | Joe Posnanski

I am a Red Sox fan. If you aren’t, that’s fine. Our disagreement in fandom won’t diminish the joy I get from the team.

I enjoyed Field of Dreams and felt a heart tug when Ray played catch with his father because it reminded me of my time with my long-passed father. If you don’t feel the same connection, that’s fine too. I don’t feel the need to convince you otherwise. Those who go out of their way to try and diminish the joy fans get from the movie tells us more about them than the movie itself.

The world needs more joy not less. If you like the movie, don’t let the joy suckers ruin it for you.

You don’t have to buy in. I could give you a million reasons why you shouldn’t buy in. Any Field of Dreams fan can. I mean, the guy plows under his cornfield to build a baseball stadium because a ghost told him to do so. Then he kidnaps a famous writer and drags him to Fenway Park because a voice told him to do so. Then they go to Minnesota to find a dead former ballplayer who played in one game because a voice told him to do so. Field of Dreams is a cynic’s dream, it offers every opportunity to feel superior because you didn’t fall for its mawkishness, you didn’t overlook its myriad flaws, you didn’t let its oversentimental sweetness suck you in. No sucker you.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 14, 2017 at 09:58 AM | 41 comment(s)
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Calcaterra | “Field of Dreams” is absolutely terrible

This is a bad, bad take.

It’s not that the filmmakers lazily mailed in the father-son story, however, relying on you to bring your own baggage into the the theater in order to provide any dramatic heft. They just had a story they wanted to tell more. A story about how a parent’s values are more important than their children’s, how youthful idealism is a sin and how 1960s-style progressivism must be repudiated and repented for.

Baldrick Posted: February 14, 2017 at 08:49 AM | 121 comment(s)
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