Field of dreams, 30 years later

Out of the Past

Recently, I re-watched the movie, "Field of Dreams." This year is the film's 30th anniversary. Many of you will recall that "Field of Dreams" is a baseball movie that was filmed near Dyersville and that the field still exists. I visited there once in the 1990s, and my son and his family visited there just this year.

The move starred three Academy Award winners: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones and Burt Lancaster. It tells the story of a farmer, Ray Kinsella, who hears a voice telling him, "Build it, and he will come." "It" is the ball diamond, and "he" initially is the former major league baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson.

Read the rest of Gene's column in the Sept. 5 Advance.

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