Book Vs Movie
Shoeless Joe & Field of Dreams
(Yes, it was based on a novel from 1982!)
Batter up! The Margos are feeling like getting out in the sunshine after all of the months of cold and rain so we are redoing our Field of Dreams ep. (You’re welcome!) Yes, it was based on a book by Canadian author W.P. Kinsella called Shoeless Joe which was published in 1982.
The Phil Alden Robinson-directed movie was released 30 years ago (!) and is now considered one of the best films about baseball of all time. Kevin Costner plays Ray Kinsella and boy are there HUGE differences between the novel and the movie. Such as–Ray has a twin brother who left home to join the circus and he kidnaps none other J.D. Salinger to take him to a ballgame. (The reclusive writer was famously litigious and therefore his name could not be used on screen.)
In addition to all of that, we offer trivia and behind-the-scenes gossip on one of the most beloved male weepy films ever made.
So between the novel and the movie–which did we like better? Click the link at the bottom to find out.
This episode is once again sponsored by Penguin Random House!
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In this ep the Margos discuss:
- The life of author W.P. Kinsella and his reaction to the movie adaptation
- The numerous ways the book and movie are different
- The incredible cast including Amy Madigan (Annie Kinsella,) Gaby Hoffman (Karin Kinsella,) Ray Liotta (Shoeless Joe Jackson,) Timothy Busfield (Mark,) James Earl Jones (Terence Mann,) Burt Lancaster (Dr. Archibald “Moonlight” Graham,) Frank Whaley (Archie Graham) and Dwier Brown (John Kinsella)
- Field of Dreams (original trailer)
- “Annie sticks up for freedom” (Madigan)
- “People will come, Ray” (Jones, Costner, Hoffman, and Busfield)
- “Ray meets his father” (Costner, Liotta, Madigan, and Brown)
- Outro music Shoeless Joe by James Horner
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