Permission to cry

April 10, 2006

Ran into this article at the Seattle Times about the ten best baseball films of all time. Number two on the list was:

2. "Field of Dreams" (1989; Phil Alden Robinson). Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster. A beautifully touching film. Yes, gentlemen, you are allowed to get misty-eyed when Ray Kinsella finally plays catch with his dad. Shoeless Joe Jackson and the Chicago "Black Sox" scandal are enticing movie themes.

I'm just incredibly happy that after all these years. . .I find that I was allowed to cry at the last scene of the movie. And no, this is not sarcasm, I do own the movie on DVD, everytime I watch the darn thing I find me holding back tears. That movie has given Kevin Costner enough credits with me to forgive him for WaterWorld or Postman. Though. . .I kind of like the Postman and well, Perfect World was a great film.

新聞を読んでいてこの記事に遭遇 野球映画トップ10のリスト、でその2位が:

2. "Field of Dreams" (1989; Phil Alden Robinson). Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster. A beautifully touching film. Yes, gentlemen, you are allowed to get misty-eyed when Ray Kinsella finally plays catch with his dad. Shoeless Joe Jackson and the Chicago "Black Sox" scandal are enticing movie themes. 注:ポイントはラストのお父さんのシーンを見て、男でも泣いて良いと書いてあるところ。

やっと、あのシーンで泣いて良いと許可がでた。何回見たかもう覚えていないが(DVDは保有している)、最後のシーンで毎回涙をこらえるのが精一杯である。ケビン・コスナーはウォーターワールドや、ポストマンなどひどい映画に出ているが(実は個人的にはポストマンが好きだったがパーフェクトワールドは大好きだ)、Field of Dreamsがあったから全部許せてしまう。

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