Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Is this Heaven ? No, it's Iowa....

You do know for sure the movie "Field of Dreams"...right? This is the place where the movie was made and it's located in Dyersville, Iowa

There is the baseball waiting to be played by the visitors of the place

Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy/drama film, directed and adapted by Phil Alden Robinson from the novel Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella. The movie stars Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield, James Earl Jones, Frank Whaley, and Burt Lancaster in his last film appearance.

Field of Dreams was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Music, Original Score, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) is a novice farmer who lives in rural Iowa with his wife, Annie (Amy Madigan), and their young daughter Karin (Gaby Hoffmann).

While walking through his cornfield, Ray hears a voice whisper, "If you build it, he will come", and sees a vision of a baseball field. Believing he is somehow being asked to build it, and fearing he is in danger of "turning into" his father - whom he resented for his lack of spontaneity - Ray strongly wishes to do so. Although skeptical, Annie is supportive. Watched by incredulous neighbours, Ray plows under his corn and builds the field. A year passes without incident.

Ray and Annie are eventually forced to consider replacing the field with corn to stay financially solvent. At this point Karin spots a man on the ballfield, who Ray discovers is Shoeless Joe Jackson, a baseball player idolized by his father. Joe is thrilled to be able to play baseball again, and asks to bring others with him to the field. He later returns with the seven other players banned in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, emerging from the corn by the outfield.

Read more about the story in the movie here or watch the video at the end

View of the field and the house where the main actor Kevin Costner was living with his wife Anne (Amy Madigan) and his little girl Karin (Gaby Hoffmann) - in the movie set

There are signs with descriptions about the movie and about the house and its owner

The souvenir shop

Hi my friends,

We are now arrived in WISCONSIN and are enjoying the Mississippi River. It was exciting to see the place where the movie "Dream of Field" was made, we have seen also the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier, one of the finest examples of true medieval Gothic architecture in the Midwest. It was a very interesting afternoon :)

....and yes, I got new shoes yesterday, 2 new jeans and some new shirts... whatever, but that's not so interesting for you to know about...LOL... :)

Thanks for visiting my blog, my loyal friends - I appreciate all your kind comments!

See you again tomorrow or the next day....


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Gran said...

Thanks for posting these pics--'Field of Dreams' is one of my favorite movies.


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