The Field

The Field

DVD - 2001
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The field is a plot of land in rural Ireland, rented and tended by an old man. When the owner sells the land to an American developer, the old man decides to fight the change, regardless of the cost.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Artisan Entertainment, c2001
Call Number: DVD F FIEL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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howiecat
Apr 05, 2016

Terrific movie, great acting and you get to see Ireland.

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JackPurcell
May 07, 2015

Possibly Richard Harris' best role, though he had some good ones [Camelot comes to mind]. The film suffers mainly from the writer or whomever chose the ending, which is lousy and unsatisfying. The story is about a man submerged in his history and his ties to the land, an American entrepreneur who couldn't care less about anything but money [Tom Beregan] and a priest who sells out his congregation and his parish by collaborating with the rich American to buy the area, reduce the fields to a giant quarry and the natural waterfall to a powerplant. It's not clear why this priest did so except out of spite and resentment, passing judgement on a strong family with human weaknesses. It's unfortunate nothing was included in the film to provide a better insight as to why the priest was such an enemy of good, though he was an outsider.

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lukasevansherman
Oct 27, 2013

This is a loose remake of John Ford's "The Quiet Man."

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Michael
Oct 30, 2008

I thought Harris' performance was terrific - and well worth his Academy Award nomination for best Actor. Berenger's performance as the young Irish/Yank was great too!
But those two solitary beacons were just that - and the movie was slow otherwise.
For a better film dealing with a similar plot and based in Ireland too - try Taffin - starring Pierce Brosnan... and see why he was seen as the possible succesor to the James Bond throne.

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