History Film / FieldOfDreams

18th Sep '17 7:26:22 PM karategal
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* ActualPacifist: Terrence, which is how Ray is able to call Terrence's bluff when he attacks him.
* 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 goalie is his twin brother Richard and an aging ex-ballplayer named Eddie Scissons.

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



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Terrence Mann. Either that, or he got to see Ebbets Field again - though the film implies both are the same thing.

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Terrence Terence Mann. Either that, or he got to see Ebbets Field again - -- though the film implies both are the same thing.



-->'''Terrence:''' ''(smiling)'' This is your penance.

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-->'''Terrence:''' -->'''Terence:''' ''(smiling)'' This is your penance.



'''Terrence Mann:''' I want them to stop looking to me for answers, begging me to speak again, write again, be a leader. I want them to start thinking for themselves. I want my privacy.\\

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'''Terrence '''Terence Mann:''' I want them to stop looking to me for answers, begging me to speak again, write again, be a leader. I want them to start thinking for themselves. I want my privacy.\\



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

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



* FingerGun: Ray tries this to get Terrence Mann to come to Iowa. It doesn't work, but he's able to convince Terrence anyway.

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* FingerGun: Ray tries this to get Terrence Terence Mann to come to Iowa. It doesn't work, but he's able to convince Terrence anyway.Terence, anyways.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The famously reclusive author 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.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The famously reclusive author Terrance 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.



* RedHerring: The voice. Ray thinks that "If you build it, he will come" refers to Shoeless Joe, "Ease his pain" refers to Terrance, and "Go the distance" 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" refers to Shoeless Joe, "Ease his pain" refers to Terrance, Terence, and "Go the distance" refers to Moonlight. [[spoiler:The voice meant Ray's father in all three instances.]]



** 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.

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



** Ty Cobb is also described offhandedly as so unlikeable a character, no one wanted to play with him and that being the reason he's not among the ghosts of other greats. This interpretation is more in line with the public's conception of Ty Cobb from a sensationalized biography about him than his actual self.

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** Ty Cobb is also described offhandedly as so unlikeable unlikable a character, no one wanted to play with him and that being the reason he's not among the ghosts of other greats. This interpretation is more in line with the public's conception of Ty Cobb from a sensationalized biography about him than his actual self.
12th Sep '17 10:31:01 PM Cally
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** Ty Cobb is also described offhandedly as so unlikeable a character, no one wanted to play with him and that being the reason he's not among the ghosts of other greats. This interpretation is more in line with the public's conception of Ty Cobb from a sensationalized biography about him than his actual self.
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.\\



** Combined with a MeaningfulName

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** Combined with a MeaningfulNameMeaningfulName.



* 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''...
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