Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field. Written by
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All his life, Ray Kinsella was searching for his dreams. Then one day, his dreams came looking for him.
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In the novel, instead of seeking fictional author Terrance Mann, Ray Kinsella seeks real-life 60s author J.D. Salinger
. In 1947, Salinger wrote a story called "A Young Girl In 1941 With No Waist At All" featuring a character named Ray Kinsella. And in his most famous work, the novel 'The Catcher in the Rye', one of Holden Caulfield's classmates is Richard Kinsella. (In the original novel, Ray has a twin brother named Richard.) See more
In the opening of the movie when Ray tells us he was born in 1952 then proceeds to talk of his relationship with his father, he tells us he moved away to attend college as far away as he could. Then talked of his studies, but mostly, recalled "it was remember, the '60's ". If he was born in 1952, and graduated high school at age 18, it would have been 1970 before he even enrolled in college. So he couldn't have attended college in the "60's" See more
My father's name was John Kinsella. It's an Irish name. He was born in North Dakota in 1896, and never saw a big city until he came back from France in 1918. He settled in Chicago, where he quickly learned to live and die with the White Sox. Died a little when they lost the 1919 World Series. Died a lot the following summer when eight members of the team were accused of throwing that series. He played in the minors for a year too, but nothing ever came of it. Moved to ...
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Referenced in Arthur
Written by Willie Nelson
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