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Postby wkelly91 » Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:02 am

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Are you endorsing this movie? Any comments on it?
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Postby stomperrob » Sun Jun 20, 2004 4:59 pm

Within the last month I've had the opportunity to re-watch Field of Dreams; The Natural; and Bang the Drum Slowly.

I had forgotton much of The Natural. It was good, but not as good as I remembered - I didn't like the way they didn't really deal with his 16 year abscence from baseball and how a top pitcher comes back as a top hitter.

I had forgotten everything about Bang the Drum Slowly except that it was about 2 buddies, one of whom is dying (kind of a baseball version of Brian's Song). It was good, but baseball was kind of secondary to the story.

Field of Dreams was better than I remembered - it's hard to explain it, it sort of takes you back to a time when life was simpler and so was baseball, when players played for the sheer joy of the game. It captures the magic of the game and the bond between fan and player. The game seems somehow more majestic, each play, whether it be a hit, or a pitch, or a catch, or a throw, seems to be a work of art, not simply a routine play. It's hard to describe this movie; that's the best I can do. Definitely #1.
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Sun Jun 20, 2004 5:02 pm

I did not like "For the Love of the Game." It was like the "Titanic" of baseball. Centered around a love story, not so much around baseball.
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Postby Arlo » Sun Jun 20, 2004 5:55 pm

One thing I give the folks who worked on the movie version of Field of Dreams huge amounts of credit for is that although some elements were changed, the film is as strong as the book. That's pretty rare...
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Postby Nomar4prez » Sun Jun 20, 2004 6:07 pm

ajgnydc722 wrote:I did not like "For the Love of the Game." It was like the "Titanic" of baseball. Centered around a love story, not so much around baseball.


I agree it wasn't really a "baseball" movie, but I did enjoy it. I'm actually a big Costner fan, so I like almost all his movies, except for the Postman, or whatever that train-wreck of a movie was called
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Postby Super GM » Sun Jun 20, 2004 7:17 pm

wkelly91 wrote:
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Are you endorsing this movie? Any comments on it?


This is a great movie and a must-see for every baseball fan. (Jeez, I sound like Ebert+Roeper) :-D

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Postby Lofunzo » Sun Jun 20, 2004 7:58 pm

Nomar4prez wrote:
ajgnydc722 wrote:I did not like "For the Love of the Game." It was like the "Titanic" of baseball. Centered around a love story, not so much around baseball.


I agree it wasn't really a "baseball" movie, but I did enjoy it. I'm actually a big Costner fan, so I like almost all his movies, except for the Postman, or whatever that train-wreck of a movie was called


You liked Waterworld?? I think you're the only 1 who did. :-D
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Sun Jun 20, 2004 8:42 pm

Nomar4prez wrote:
ajgnydc722 wrote:I did not like "For the Love of the Game." It was like the "Titanic" of baseball. Centered around a love story, not so much around baseball.


I agree it wasn't really a "baseball" movie, but I did enjoy it. I'm actually a big Costner fan, so I like almost all his movies, except for the Postman, or whatever that train-wreck of a movie was called


Also didn't like it because he threw the perfect game against the Yankees. :-D


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Postby wkelly91 » Sun Jun 20, 2004 8:51 pm

Nomar4prez wrote:I agree it wasn't really a "baseball" movie, but I did enjoy it. I'm actually a big Costner fan, so I like almost all his movies, except for the Postman, or whatever that train-wreck of a movie was called


I don't like him much...except field of dreams ;-D
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Postby Super GM » Sun Jun 20, 2004 8:52 pm

thetongueofire wrote:what about Summer Catch.. you could say that was a "baseball" movie :-)

i thought Sandlot was awesome when i was in 7th grade.... now its the Field of Dreams
Summer Catch was pretty cool. I liked Jessica Biel more than the movie though.... :-D
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