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The Religious Affiliation of Director
Phil Alden Robinson


Catherine M. Barsotti and Robert K. Johnston,
Finding God in the Movies: 33 Films of Reel Faith, Baker Books: Grand Rapids, Michigan (2004), page 19:
...we had the chance to interview Phil Alden Robinson, the writer and director of the movie Field of Dreams. The movie tells the story of Ray Kinsella, an Iowa farmer who hears a voice tellling him to build a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. Against all common sense, he proceeds to do just that and as a result is able to connect with his estranged father. The last images of the film are of a game of catch with his father. Robinson discussed the effect the film has had on both sons and fathers. Although he is not a Christian and did not have any explicit theological intention for the movie, he recognized that the movie had spiritually affected scores of people in much the way our students who watched Life as a House had responded.

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