History Film / FieldOfDreams

22nd Jul '17 10:25:29 PM Fireblood
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* AdaptationDistillation: In the book, Ray meets [[spoiler:his father]] in the last third of story, rather than at the climax. Terrence Mann in the film is a LawyerFriendlyCameo of Creator/JDSalinger in the book. In addition to Mann, Ray's goal his twin brother Richard and an aging ex-ballplayer named Eddie Scissons.

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* AdaptationDistillation: In the book, Ray meets [[spoiler:his father]] in the last third of story, rather than at the climax. Terrence Mann in the film is a LawyerFriendlyCameo of Creator/JDSalinger in the book. In addition to Mann, Ray's goal goalie is his twin brother Richard and an aging ex-ballplayer named Eddie Scissons.



'''Terrence Mann:''' Oh. Dog and a beer.\\

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'''Terrence Mann:''' Oh. Dog A dog and a beer.\\



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* PutMeInCoach: Moonlight Graham

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* PutMeInCoach: Moonlight GrahamGraham.
9th Jul '17 10:02:07 AM shawnvw
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* AdaptationDistillation: In the book, Ray meets his father right away. Terrence Mann in the film is a LawyerFriendlyCameo of Creator/JDSalinger in the book. Ray's goal revolves around his ''twin brother''.

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* AdaptationDistillation: In the book, Ray meets his father right away.[[spoiler:his father]] in the last third of story, rather than at the climax. Terrence Mann in the film is a LawyerFriendlyCameo of Creator/JDSalinger in the book. In addition to Mann, Ray's goal revolves around his ''twin brother''.twin brother Richard and an aging ex-ballplayer named Eddie Scissons.



** Averted in the case of Moonlight Graham, who really did exist.



* PragmaticAdaptation: In the novel, Ray builds the field bit by bit (starting with the left field); in the movie, Ray builds the entire field all in one go. Plus, the movie focuses more on the magic of the field, the romanticism of baseball, and Ray's relationship with his father. It gets rid of confusing plot elements from the book such as Ray's identical twin brother Richard, and a depressing storyline with a supposedly ex-Cub named Eddie Scissons.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: In the novel, Ray builds the field bit by bit (starting with the left field); in the movie, Ray builds the entire field all in one go. Plus, the movie focuses more on the magic of the field, the romanticism of baseball, and Ray's relationship with his father. It gets rid of confusing plot elements from the book such as Ray's identical twin brother Richard, and a depressing storyline with a supposedly ex-Cub an old former ballplayer named Eddie Scissons.
6th Jun '17 10:54:04 AM CosmicFerret
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A 1989 fantasy film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, starring Creator/KevinCostner, Amy Madigan, Creator/JamesEarlJones, Ray Liotta, and Creator/BurtLancaster.

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A 1989 fantasy film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, starring Creator/KevinCostner, Amy Madigan, Creator/JamesEarlJones, Ray Liotta, Creator/RayLiotta, and Creator/BurtLancaster.



** Ray Liotta hits right-handed. Apparently TPTB felt Liotta looked too awkward hitting lefty like Shoeless Joe Jackson did. Liotta was apparently not happy with the decision.

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** Ray Liotta Creator/RayLiotta hits right-handed. Apparently TPTB felt Liotta looked too awkward hitting lefty like Shoeless Joe Jackson did. Liotta was apparently not happy with the decision.
12th May '17 3:21:16 PM RaustBD
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* ShownTheirWork: No, really, even his own teammates hated Ty Cobb's everliving guts.
-->'''Joe:''' Ty Cobb wanted to come, but none of could stand the son-of-a-bitch when we were alive, so we told him to stick it!
23rd Apr '17 10:55:08 PM Scoutstr295
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** When Ray hears "If you build it, he will come", Ray assumes that "he" is Shoeless Joe Jackson. He also assumes that "Ease his pain" refers to Terrence Mann. When those ArcWords are said for the last time, by Jackson himself, the "he" being referred to is revealed to be someone else entirely.

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** When Ray hears "If you build it, he will come", [[RedHerring Ray assumes assumes]] that "he" is Shoeless Joe Jackson. He also assumes that "Ease his pain" refers to Terrence Mann. Terrance Mann and "Go the distance" refers to Moonlight. When those ArcWords are said for near the last time, end of the movie (including by Jackson himself, himself), the "he" being referred to is revealed to be someone else entirely.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The famously reclusive author Terence Mann was the famously reclusive author Creator/JDSalinger in the original book, but Salinger threatened to sue if he was featured in any adaptation of the novel. Also counts as a RaceLift.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The famously reclusive author Terence Terrance Mann was the famously reclusive author Creator/JDSalinger in the original book, but Salinger threatened to sue if he was featured in any adaptation of the novel. Also counts as a RaceLift.



* RedHerring: The voice. Ray thinks that "If You Build It, He Will Come" refers to Shoeless Joe, "Go The Distance" refers to Terrance, and "Ease His Pain" refers to Moonlight. [[spoiler:The voice meant Ray's father in all three instances.]]

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* RedHerring: The voice. Ray thinks that "If You Build It, He Will Come" you build it, he will come" refers to Shoeless Joe, "Go The Distance" "Ease his pain" refers to Terrance, and "Ease His Pain" "Go the distance" refers to Moonlight. [[spoiler:The voice meant Ray's father in all three instances.]]
23rd Apr '17 10:46:22 PM Scoutstr295
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23rd Apr '17 10:46:20 PM Scoutstr295
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* RedHerring: Moonlight ''doesn't'' hit a triple like he fantasizes about during his speech.

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* RedHerring: The voice. Ray thinks that "If You Build It, He Will Come" refers to Shoeless Joe, "Go The Distance" refers to Terrance, and "Ease His Pain" refers to Moonlight. [[spoiler:The voice meant Ray's father in all three instances.]]
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Moonlight ''doesn't'' hit a triple like he fantasizes about during his speech.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The Japanese poster described the film as a man who is on a quest to meet with the ghost of his baseball playing father. It was sort of a cultural shift in focus, since the Japanese always emphasized ancestry.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The Japanese poster described the film as a man who is on a quest to meet [[spoiler:meet with the ghost of his baseball playing father. father.]] It was sort of a cultural shift in focus, since the Japanese always emphasized ancestry.
3rd Apr '17 1:38:30 AM PaulA
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-->'''Annie:''' Really subversive books, like ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/TheDiaryOfAnneFrank''...

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-->'''Annie:''' Really subversive books, like ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'', ''[[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz The Wizard of Oz]]'', ''Literature/TheDiaryOfAnneFrank''...
14th Feb '17 12:13:29 PM Mdumas43073
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: [[http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/grahamo01.shtml Moonlight Graham]] was in fact a ballplayer who appeared in only one MLB game, before becoming a doctor in Chisholm, Minnesota. The film takes some liberties with his story. Graham died in 1965, but producer Francis Ford Coppola wanted to see "The Godfather" on a marquee so Ray goes back to 1972 to find him. Additionally, while it's true that Graham did not get a chance to bat, he played two innings on defense instead of one.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: [[http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/grahamo01.shtml Moonlight Graham]] was in fact a ballplayer who appeared in only one MLB game, before becoming a doctor in Chisholm, Minnesota. The film takes some liberties with his story. story; Graham died in 1965, but producer Francis Ford Coppola Creator/FrancisFordCoppola wanted to see "The Godfather" ''Film/TheGodfather'' on a marquee marquee, so Ray goes back to 1972 to find him. Additionally, while it's true that Graham did not get a chance to bat, he played two innings on defense instead of one.
14th Feb '17 12:12:02 PM Mdumas43073
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Adapted from the 1982 novel ''Shoeless Joe'' by W.P. Kinsella, the film is built on a unique story idea about an Iowa farmer who decides on a whim to build an expensive baseball field.

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Adapted from the 1982 novel ''Shoeless Joe'' by W.P. Kinsella, Creator/WPKinsella, the film is built on a unique story idea about an Iowa farmer who decides on a whim to build an expensive baseball field.



* StrawmanPolitical: The MoralGuardians.

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* StrawmanPolitical: The MoralGuardians.MoralGuardians, who are depicted as racist and authoritarian as well as prudish.
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