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May 12, 1989 - Image 9

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ARTS

The Michigan Daily

Page 9

Field of Dreams yields a fertile cinematic harvest
BY TONY SILBER simplicity. I suggest that those of hero, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson of Kinsella follows. Meanwhile, back yet strong country wife who tri-
There is nothing more serene and you bring your imaginations to the the1919 Black Sox, appears from the in Iowa, long-gone baseball greats umphantly confronts the local
beautiful than a simply wonderful theater and leave your logic at home. past, in uniform, eager to return to appear out of the cornfield afterworld school board. Although James Earl
motion picture. And a film striving The story is a fantasy of dreams the game he loves. But Kinsella's - coming back to the game which Jones' role is really unnecessary, his
for something other than technol- coming true and lifelong hopes pursuit of his dream does not end gave them life - as Ray's wife An- veteran touch is clearly rendered. And
ogical achievement or an extravagant coming to fruition. Kevin Costner here; he follows more ambiguous nie (Amy Madigan) struggles to save finally, there is "Shoeless" Joe him-
big-budget look is a rare find in (The Untouchables, Bull Durham) whispers in the hope of ultimately the farm from bankruptcy. self (Ray Liotta). Liotta portrays the
today's American cinema. Field of stars as Ray Kinsella (the author's solving the real secret of his quest. Director Phil Alden Robinson has darkness and mystery of his pivotal
Dreams is a refreshing exception to namesake, perhaps), an Iowa farmer. done an admirable job of adapting role which makes the outcome of the
the Hollywood trend, a pleasant One day in his corn field, he hears a Field of Dreams trans- Kinsella's story to the screen. Tech- story so powerful.
change of pace. mysterious voice whisper, "Build it forms pastoral Iowa nical subtlety and visually simplic- Field of Dreams is a simple film
Based on the story Shoeless Joe and he will come." The events which into a T - ity blend to makeField of Dreams a of simple places, about simple peo-
by W.P. Kinsella, Field of Dreams follow, however unlikely or irra- d-gem, transforming the pastoral Iowa ple with no controversy or
is a splendid and balanced mixture of tional, provide a fascinating oppor- light Zone -like Ameri- farmland into a Twilight Zone -like complication, a romantic American
fine acting and directing. From the tunity for Kinsella (both the charac- can fantasy world. American fantasy world. fiction come to life. The film flows
start, everything falls into place in a ter and the author, perhaps) to let his The acting field also comes like a symphonic dance in soft and
neatly understated fashion. However, love of baseball create reality out of James Earl Jones co-stars as through with distinction. Costner poetic movements, almost like
because Field of Dreams stands out his dreams. Terence Mann, the reclusive '60s captures the determination of his baseball. It's a charm, and, perhaps
from the thoughtless glamour Ray Kinsella transforms his own activist/writer whose own enjoyment character with flair. He does, how- ... timeless.
Hollywood usually produces, many livelihood, a corn-field, into a base- of the pastime lures him onto the ever, overplay his role a bit early on. FIELD OF DREAMS is showing at
may be taken aback by its ball field on which his childhood seemingly preposterous path Madigan shines as the understanding Showcase Cinemas.
Sardonic Sandra reveals warmer comic side

BY JUDITH ABRAMS
"I could have worn jeans and a T-shirt, but
I thought I'd dress up for my home state,"
remarked Flint native Sandra Bernhard -
decked out in a skin-tight designer dress - to
rousing applause from an sparse audience at
her thought-provoking and insightful perfor-
mance Saturday night at the Power Center.
The most interesting commentary from the
multi-talented performer (actress, comedian,

singer, novelist) concerned her formative
years in the industrial Michigan city. Al-
though veiled by comic overtones, anecdotes
about her parents - an abstract artist and a
proctologist - gave a peek into the artist's
personal life. Those parents weren't into
things like nose jobs, declared Bernhard
proudly - they were intellectuals.
The comedian further chastised the values
of Hollywood culture; but the confrontational
artist simultaneously denounces and embraces

the pop culture which has made her a star.
Bernhard bemoaned Northwest Airlines for
according her less-than-first-class treatment,
while her monolgue mocked the audience for
elevating her status above her own.
Bernhard encouraged the audience to
participate in the performance; placing two
microphones in front of the stage, she said, "I
want to get to know you people." Ironically,
the fans seemed less interested in the comic

herself than her relationship with Madonna.
And when asked where she met the pop star,
Bernhard sarcastically replied "In a dyke bar."
But Bernhard ended her show on a
surprisingly sensitive note; singing Crosby,
Stills, Nash & Young's "Woodstock," she
suggested that the song's message is indeed
appropriate for today's mixed-up world -
underscoring the uncommon awareness which
informs her nationally-known comedy.

In

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