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Phil Alden Robinson

Field of Dreams

107' - 1989 - Fantasy, Drama, Family - Dialogue: English
Director: Phil Alden Robinson Composer: James Horner With: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster
Phil Robinsons's film is another American baseball picture, but it is not so much about baseball as it is a metaphor for America's lost innocence during the sixties and seventies. The film's central character is Ray Kinsella, a Berkeley-educated farmer whose secret fear is turning into a dreamless old man like bis late father. When he hears a mysterieus voice telling him "if you build it, he will come", he constructs a baseball field next to bis house. Some months later, his father's here, the deceased baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson, appears... The principals of the cast are excellent, each bringing believability to rather unbelievable roles. James Earl Jones dominates every scene that he's in, as does Burt Lancaster in a very brief role, but the picture would not hold together without Costner's soft-spoken every-man quality. (Screen International, 13.5.89)

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Credits

Director

Phil Alden Robinson

Composer

James Horner

With

Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster

Scenario

Phil Alden Robinson

Director of Photography

John Lindley

Editor

Ian Grafford

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1989

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