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The Field

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Director: Jim Sheridan

Cast: Richard Harris, John Hurt, Tom Berenger

 

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Jim Sheridan's follow-up to his acclaimed My Left Foot, the Oscar-nominated The Field comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include

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Jim Sheridan's follow-up to his acclaimed My Left Foot, the Oscar-nominated The Field comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include cast and crew information and a theatrical trailer. This is a solid disc from Artisan that is certainly worthwhile when one considers the affordable list price.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Richard Gilliam
The Field shines because of Richard Harris's towering performance and the strength inherent in John B. Keane's source play. Screenwriter/director Jim Sheridan transfers much of Keane's well-designed symbolic structure, at times at the cost of the story's narrative flow. A sense of doomed resignation permeates the film, making its tragic ending almost inevitable. The film features a fine supporting cast, led by an almost unrecognizable John Hurt and including Brendan Gleeson in his screen debut and a good performance from Tom Berenger, whose character embodies Keane's criticism of Americanized Irish expatriates who have forgotten the old ways and lost their respect for the land. Critical opinion varied widely on The Field, ranging from those who saw it as an insightful parable for the transition of Ireland to a modern non-agrarian society, to such critics as Roger Ebert, who rated it among the worst films of 1990.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2002
UPC:
0012236124948
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[monaural]
Time:
1:53:00

Special Features

Widescreen version; Mono audio; Interactive menus; Digitally mastered; Scene access; Cast and crew; Information; Theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Harris "Bull" McCabe
John Hurt "Bird" O'Donnell
Tom Berenger Peter the American
Sean Bean Tadgh McCabe
Frances Tomelty The Widow
Brenda Fricker Maggie McCabe
Mairtin Jaimsie Actor
Frank McDonald Actor
Nuala Moiselle Actor
Aine Ni Mhuiri Priest's Housekeeper
John Cowley Flanagan
Sean McGinley Father Doran
Jenny Conroy Tinker Girl
Sarah Cronin Girl at Dance
Rachel Dowling Girl at Dance
Brendan Gleeson Quarryman
Tom Jordan Villager
Eamon Keane Dan Paddy Andy
Peadar Lamb Paddy Joe O'Reilly
Ruth McCabe Tinker Woman
Malachy McCourt Sergeant
Bina McLoughlin Villager
Johnny Choil Mhike Villager
Noel O'Donovan Tomas
Jer O'Leary Tinker Girl's Father
Sara Jane Scaife McRoarty Girl
Joan Sheehy 2nd Tinker Woman
David Wilmot Boy at Dance
Ronan Wilmot Tinker

Technical Credits
Jim Sheridan Director,Screenwriter
Mary Alleguen Production Designer
Joan Bergin Costumes/Costume Designer
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Audrey Collins Musical Direction/Supervision
Jack Conroy Cinematographer
Frank Conway Production Designer
J. Patrick Duffner Editor
Frank Hallinan Flood Art Director
Arthur Lappin Producer
Josie MacAvin Set Decoration/Design
Tommie Manderson Makeup
Nuala Moiselle Casting
Steve Morrison Executive Producer
Noel Pearson Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Index
1. Opening Credits [6:17]
2. It'll Drive Her Mad [3:59]
3. The Announcement [5:38]
4. Gone but Not Forgotten [5:59]
5. Bloody Money [4:49]
6. A Prayer [3:42]
7. Who Is the Biggest Man? [7:20]
8. The Auction [6:32]
9. Plans [4:54]
10. No Trespassing [5:34]
11. "It's My Field. It's My Child." [5:44]
12. He'll Be There [4:55]
13. This Is the Law [6:53]
14. Sold [5:57]
15. Don't Break [5:39]
16. Trespassers [6:30]
17. The Informer [4:06]
18. Don't Leave [7:09]
19. End/To the Edge of the World [8:32]

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The Field 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This beautiful film seems as if it was written by JMS.Harris is brilliant as usual.Great supporting cast.Nicely directed. Nice simple cinematography.It also states what it is to be really Irish and not irish in genetics,but Irish in Culture and Suffering.