Season 1 Episode 6 – Field of Dreams (1989)
Dan and Marie explore the films which were nominated in the Oscar Best Picture category and which could possibly have won … but didn’t.
We take it in turns to pick a film, then discuss whether we think things have changed for that movie now, or if the original decision still stands; was it a deserving winner, or something only of its time?
In episode 6, Dan has tried to entice me in with my enjoyment of the game of baseball, which I picked up on one of my trips to visit him in Louisville, and has gone for 1989’s Field of Dreams. I don’t think Kevin Costner has ever looked more Kevin Costner. With supporting turns from Burt Lancaster, James Earl Jones, and Ray Liotta it is certainly an icon of its time.
But was it better than Driving Miss Daisy? And if yes, was it better than the rest of the field? There may be some unexpected competition this time.
Join us to see whether we can reach any kind of agreement with The Academy or each other.