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Can of Corn

Posted By Alex Belth On December 29, 2004 @ 8:43 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

By Brian Gunn [1]

When Alex asked me to guest host a segment of Bronx Banter, it seemed only natural that I should write about movies. See, I may have grown up a Cardinals fan in the suburbs of St. Louis, and Alex may have grown up a Yanks fan in New York, but when it comes to movies we’re from the same neighborhood. We’re both nuts about Bob Altman [2], Pauline Kael [3], and Robert Towne [4], and we’ve both seen Hollywood from the inside out, each of us working in the film business at various times (just like another All-Baseball scribe, Jon Weisman [5]).

I originally wanted to use this space to talk about some of my favorite baseball movies (Bull Durham [6], Bad News Bears [7], even that almost-masterpiece Cobb [8]), as well as some of my least favorite baseball movies – like, say, Field of Dreams [9]. But I didn’t feel right talking about Field of Dreams because I hadn’t seen it since it came out 15 years ago. It’s possible, I thought, that it had improved over time. After all, the film was made for guys like me – yuppies in their mid-30s, about to have families of their own, maybe feeling guilty about their relationship with their dads. If I was going to write about it I needed to see it again, hopefully with an older and wiser perspective. So I rented it on DVD, thinking maybe I’ll actually like it after all these years

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URLs in this post:

[1] Brian Gunn: http://redbirdnation.blogspot.com/

[2] Bob Altman: http://www.bfi.org.uk/showing/nft/interviews/altman/1.html

[3] Pauline Kael: http://www.goodbyemag.com/jul01/kael.html

[4] Robert Towne: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001801/

[5] Jon Weisman: http://dodgerthoughts.baseballtoaster.com/

[6] Bull Durham: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094812/

[7] Bad News Bears: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074174/

[8] Cobb: http://www.moviesunlimited.com/musite/product.asp?sku=D44794++

[9] Field of Dreams: http://www.fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/distance.html

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