“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be again.”
It’s the end of our baseball series, movie fans, and what a better way to end it than by talking about Phil Alden Robinson’s fantastic fantasy film from 1989, “Field of Dreams.” Considering Pete’s disdain of Kevin Costner (at least in Bull Durham), it’s a refreshing surprise to hear that he really likes this movie. On the other hand, it’s a bit disturbing to hear Andy talk about why he loves it so much. Regardless, it’s clearly a great movie with a fascinating script about a character who is a grownup on a hero’s journey to becoming a man. Powerful stuff. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – this week as we discuss the great Oscar-nominated script by Robinson and why it has such an interesting structure, setting us up right out of the gate for this fantasy world we’re in. We talk about the mythos it creates, both in the film and in the real world. And we chat about the crew, the great actors and James Earl Jones’ amazing speech. It’s one worth talking about, so listen in! In addition, we touch on the amazing week The Avengers has had and what it could mean for Joss Whedon. We also discuss Captain America’s possible strange tie to Ronald Reagan. We discuss some pretty-bad-but-entertaining-nonetheless movies, and we talk about the possibility of maybe doing an episode in the future using Google+ hangouts. It’s a great week! Come on in!
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