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"Field of Dreams" is a Brilliantly Cast, Beautifully Filmed Folly

Film critic Stephen Schiff says the new film, based on W.P. Kinsella's baseball-themed novel Shoeless Joe, is designed to make men cry, while still preserving their masculinity. It's skillfully made and acted, but Schiff thinks Field of Dreams is sappy and, ultimately, pointless.

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Other segments from the episode on April 27, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 27, 1989: Interview with Wolf Blitzer; Review of five recent pop songs; Interview with Lynn Sharon Schwartz; Review of the film "Field of Dreams."

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