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sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 5:29 PM

FIELD OF DREAMS

Is this anyone else's favorite movie? Just saw it for probably the 4th time, and cried my eyes out.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 5:31 PM

I saw it in the theater and it made no sense to me.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 5:44 PM

Dr Zhivago here, sweetheart.

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.3 - Posts: 5487)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 6:06 PM

I liked it...Kevin Costner is great in it as is Burt Lancaster. Don't feel bad about crying I cry every time I watch Old Yeller...and Ghost.
Vickie

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 6:13 PM

Vic, I remember crying over Old Yeller when I was a kid.
Smoke, can't believe what you said. Guess you would be one of those folks that couldn't "see" the field.

sploofus
Justin  
Sun, 5th Jul '09 6:15 PM

Definitely a good movie! But I'm still stuck on "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Evil Dead II".

Bruce Campbell is a genius of an actor.

Justin


leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 6:18 PM

I liked it a lot!

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 6:21 PM

Maybe I would, Sandy, or maybe I just couldn't "see" Costner; nothing against him, but the only time I ever liked him was in Dances with Wolves. I might have gotten into it if it had starred someone I liked. Or maybe if I'd seen it with someone I liked.

It's complicated.



bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 6:22 PM

Yes, my favorite movies are "The kiss of the Dragon" with Jet Li, "The House of the Flying Daggers" with Andy Lau. I love Jet Li. I haved watched both of those movies at least 12 times.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 6:23 PM

Sploof, seen Bubba Ho-Tep? On my top 5, man.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 6:28 PM

Funny, I hardly noticed him in the film. The stars were the (old) players. Shoeless Joe, and Moonlight Graham. The absence of Ty Cobb. Course a few months ago I cried about the mop in the Swiffer commercials, so I'm just on a crying jag.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 6:30 PM

Nothing wrong with a good crying jag. Does a world of good sometimes.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 6:32 PM

thanks Donna

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 6:40 PM

There are lots of sports movies that make me
"Field of Dreams"
"Rudy"
but the double-hanky winner is "Brian's Song"

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 6:47 PM

"Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer true" See, even a computer. Gotta go, need to buy some tissues.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 6:55 PM

Sophie's Choice is my favorite hanky-yanker.

Three hankies, minimum.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 7:08 PM

Justin: Have you seen My Name is Bruce? A must for Bruce Campbell fans. I own all the Evil Dead movies and the entire series of Briscoe County, Jr. I'm hoping to expand my collection. I LOVE that guy!



lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 7:10 PM

If I feel like blubbering my eyes out, I pull out The Color Purple.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.3 - Posts: 21601)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 7:17 PM

Thought Cuba Gooding Jr. had his best role in 'Radio". I don't even like sports much but this one based on fact was an inspiration as well as a tear-jerker

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 7:19 PM

Lodi, if you really want to cry, read the book.


smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 7:26 PM

Same with Sophie's Choice.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 7:43 PM

Sorry. Saw Sophie's Choice in the theater when Heather was a baby and it about killed me. I won't go near it.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 7:46 PM

The Color Purple is quite different book vs movie. Both good, but very different.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 7:47 PM

All time favorite baseball movie - Major League. I know its a comedy but I get goosebumps every time Ricky Vaughn comes out of the bullpen and the crowd erupts into Wild Thing.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 7:52 PM

I read the book because I was reading the author. It blew me away, and when they made a film, I thought, no way can it live up, but when they cast Meryl Streep, who had just stunned me in The French Lieutenant's Woman (which I also found because I was reading the author), I was so there, and I loved it - still do.

Streep is heartbreaking, and I fell so in love with Stingo in the book, and Peter MacNicol was such perfect casting, and if that wasn't enough, young Kevin Kline as Nathan. I can't ask for more from a movie.

Top 3.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 8:11 PM

See ya, walking down to Blockbuster to pick up "Sophies Choice".

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.9 - Posts: 3936)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 8:13 PM

I've been to the Field a few times. But my favorite baseball movie has to be Bull Durham.

(Then again, had Susan Sarandon been in, say, Pride of the Yankees, I might vote for that )

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 8:18 PM

The Monty Stratton Story will jerk the baseball tears for me. Haven't seen it in 40 years, though, dunno if it will hold up to the memory. Fear Strikes Out was another good one.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 8:44 PM

The last movie to blur me up was E.T.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 10:14 PM

"I'll be right here."

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.3 - Posts: 5487)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 10:24 PM

I always liked the Pride Of the Yankees about Lou Gehrig played superbly by Gary Cooper...the Monty Statton Story with James Stewart was also a good one. It was on Turner Classic Movies the other night...
Vickie

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 6th Jul '09 12:28 AM

I just haven't been able to bring myself to watch the self-titled Bruce Campbell movie. But I'm loving Burn Notice and he's a hoot of a character in that. Plus, I liked his tornado thingy movie (which Lodi brings to mind for SOME reason.... )

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Mon, 6th Jul '09 12:39 AM

I don't think it will be as funny if you haven't at least watched the Evil Dead trilogy. Then a lot of the jokes in the last movie will make sense.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Mon, 6th Jul '09 12:50 AM

I love anything with Kevin Costner one of my favorite actors. I even loved Waterworld and the Postman. My kids laughed at me for that one and bought it for me one X-mas. Love him, and Field of Dreams. Did anyone see Dragonfly, I liked that one too.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Mon, 6th Jul '09 12:54 AM

I saw Dragonfly. I liked it. I like Kevin Costner but he did make a fatal error for me when he tried to play Wyatt Earp right after Kurt Russell.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 6th Jul '09 3:07 AM

You even loved Waterworld.

I didn't know anyone would admit that.

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Mon, 6th Jul '09 4:09 AM

Great list! More recently, 'Taking Chance' had me blubbering all the way through it. Some earlier ones -- 'Imitation of Life' with Lana Turner and Sandra Dee; 'Stepmom' ; 'Terms of Endearment'; 'Simon Birch'; 'The Champ'; 'Judgement at Nuremberg' -- and, most unexpectedly, 'Letters From Iwo Jima'

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 6th Jul '09 7:19 AM

Surprised no one has mentioned Gone with the Wind! It was briefly re-released to theaters in the '60s and my mom took me. She'd seen it new at the age of 12 and she cried all the way through from when the Tarleton boys joined up. Sometimes she sobbed, and she left for a minute after Bonnie Blue died.

I can't remember if I cried at the movie, but I did several times in the book. I don't remember much at all about the movie beyond my mother's weeping. That had me mesmerized; she was not a demonstrative woman unless she was angry, and I was sitting there for four hours, like, "who is this lady?"

Big John cried when Pocahontas died in Terrence Malick's The New World. Don't tell him I told you.

sargon
Sargon  (Level: 112.0 - Posts: 1256)
Mon, 6th Jul '09 8:16 AM

Field of Dreams is a great movie. "If you build it they wil come".

One movie that always struck me for the tension that was created by great interaction between the actors was "Ordinary People". Who would ever think that Mary Tyler Moore would be such a heavy.

Blues Brothers because it had more wrecks than a Road Runner cartoon and the greatest line up of singers ever seen in a movie. Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, James Brown, Cab Calloway

Star Wars (the first movie released) because it was like the old Westerns with the calvary coming to save the day.

Back to the Future I. Love the time travel stuff.

My wife loves Somewhere in Time because of the romance and it took place on Mackinac Island


ne1410s
Ne1410s  (Level: 238.8 - Posts: 24)
Mon, 6th Jul '09 6:39 PM

Wimp alert:

"A League of Their Own" does it to me everytime.

"You can't read can you, Honey?"

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Mon, 6th Jul '09 7:37 PM

Hey! There's no crying in baseball!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 7th Jul '09 6:38 AM

Hey! That's one of my favorite movie quotes, Lodi!
They filmed most of "League" in Evansville Indiana, where I was living at the time. The whole cast and crew were huge partiers. Penny Marshall preferred the neighborhood bars. Madonna would only go to the gay bars. Rosie O'Donnell went to the mall.
It was so hot that summer that they couldn't get near enough "extras" to fill the stands at Bosse Field. Many of the "fans" are made of cardboard. Lots of the players are gals I played softball with. Was a tearjerker, but fun!

barnierubble
Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 637)
Tue, 7th Jul '09 7:00 AM

I saw "I am Third", with James Caan, called "Brian's song" in the USA. Apart from Bambi, when his mother was shot, this is just aboiut the only other film that has made me cry. Such a sad and touching story.

naomi4195
Naomi4195  (Level: 51.7 - Posts: 184)
Tue, 7th Jul '09 2:04 PM

Schindler's List, Green Mile, and The Bucket List in addition to the other tear jerkers mentioned here.

osuzannacollage
Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Tue, 7th Jul '09 4:06 PM


My daughter's high school is across the street from Universal Studios. They're currently using their sports fields to film what must surely be a tearjerker. It's about a terminally ill boy who plays soccer. I have no idea what the title will be, but all of the real high school athletes who practice at the school over the summer volunteered to be extras. All were turned down.

"The Lion King" always turns on my waterworks. Watched "Urban Cowboy" on late night TV a couple of weeks ago, and was shocked that I boohooed all the way through it. Probably, I was mourning my Texas two-stepping youth more than anything.

Some movies have enriched my life, but I never want to see them again. They're just too painful to watch. "Sophie's Choice" and "Schindler's List" both fall into that category.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 7th Jul '09 5:46 PM

Barnie, "Brian's Song and Bambi"

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 7th Jul '09 5:53 PM

When I was a little kid, I had to be removed from the theater during Bambi.

mrbojangles
Mrbojangles  (Level: 16.6 - Posts: 231)
Tue, 7th Jul '09 5:58 PM

The "Deer Hunter" pisses me off!


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