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Field Of Dreams

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At the time I saw the movie, Field of Dreams (1989) I thought it was one of the weirdest movies I’d ever seen. Holly and I kept looking at each other during the movie and whispering, “What’s going on now?” But it was about baseball, so I thought I should keep watching. The movie is a favorite for millions of people. AFI voted it in the top ten of the fantasy genre. One of the famous lines in this movie is, “If you build it, he will come.” The question the audience kept asking during the movie was, “Who is he? Who will come?” The story of the movie is that while working in his cornfield, a novice farmer, Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner, hears a voice that whispers, "If you build it, he will come", and then he sees a vision of a baseball…show more content…
Ray explains to his wife that he wants to follow the instructions because he does not want to be like his father, unhappy and unable to act on his dreams. He tells her that he feels this is his last chance to pursue a dream and be different from his father. So, he plows up a big part of his cornfield, destroying potential crops for his income and builds a baseball field. Then . . . nothing happens. Ray soon faces financial ruin because he has no profits from the crops lost in this endeavor and he is being pressured to sell the…show more content…
There stands a catcher who removes his mask and Ray recognizes his father as a young man. As his father heads toward the cornfield, Ray asks his "Dad" to play catch. The “he” who arrives is Ray’s dad—a man just like Ray was, a man with dreams and real-life heartbreaks that he had to navigate the best way he knew how. The other “he” who arrives is the version of Ray who needed emerge in order to enjoy the fulfillment of his dream. As they begin to play catch, we see hundreds of cars, lined up for miles approaching the field. In the end, people gather to have another chance to reach their dreams.
Some left dreams behind because of other pursuits, some because of mistakes they made, others because circumstances took the opportunities from them. This movie impacted many people because of its message about unfulfilled dreams, the relationships with fathers and sons, regrets, and second chances. It awakens a cry in a person’s heart, to “let the adventures begin.” We often discover through the act of preparing for something amazing, that something amazing begins to happen in
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