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Directors Your Favorite Baseball Movie?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by David Von Pein, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    The Natural

    The Bad News Bears

    Eight Men Out

    The Sandlot
     
  2. Jeff Akin

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    1. Field of Dreams

    2. The Natural

    3. Major League

    4. Bull Durham
     
  3. Chris_Richard

    Chris_Richard Supporting Actor

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    1. Bull Durham
    2. Major League (almost entire script can be quoted during an actual game)
    3. Eight Men Out
    4. The Natural
    Honorable Mention: Bang the Drum Slowly (not really about baseball)
    Field of Dreams ... aaagh [​IMG]
     
  4. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    The Untouchables [​IMG]
    I'd say it's a tossup between The Pride of the Yankees and Eight Men Out.
     
  5. Christopher P

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    Eight Men Out Which is a great book too for anyone interested in baseball's history.
    Chris
     
  6. Patrick McCart

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    Ok...this is kind of loosely a "baseball movie" but I'll have to pick Speedy.
     
  7. ErikG

    ErikG Cinematographer

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    1. The Bad News Bears
    2. The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training
    3. Major League
    4. The Natural
    5. The Sandlot
     
  8. Hunter P

    Hunter P Screenwriter

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    Top Five:
    1. The Natural -- This movie has all the elements we want in baseball. What kid doesn't wouldn't want to be a power pitcher who can strikeout the Whammer in three pitches and still be able to hit towering homers off the scoreboard? This movie has so many layers to it that I still pick up something new whenever I see it.
    2. The Stratton Story -- James Stewart and June Allyson. Man, I love this movie. It's the true story of Monty Stratton who pitched for the White Sox in the 30's. He lost his leg in a farming accident and made a comeback. I still remember the scene where the other team laid down a bunt because they thought Monty couldn't cover it on a wooden leg.
    3. Little Big League -- I was impressed by this movie's baseball smarts. That kid seemed so saavy that I was sold on the premise on him as manager. Plus I love the line where Billy's friend tells him that he's too busy to talk to him because he's sitting on the head of another kid.
    4. Bad News Bears -- You were really pulling for these kids to win. This movie spawned so many knock-offs it should be it's own genre.
    5. Bull Durham -- Hard choice between the two Kevin Costner movies. Chose this one because it is more about baseball and I saw it more recently.
     
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    1. Eight Men Out - Am I crazy for thinking that, with the right handling, a remake could be the greatest gangster epic ever filmed?
    2. The Pride of the Yankees - The baseball is weak, but Gary Cooper's portrayal of Lou Gehrig the man carries the day.
    3. Field of Dreams - Chiefly memorable, IMO, for a final, great performance by Burt Lancaster.
    4. The Bad News Bears - Who couldn't like a movie which made prepubescent foul-mouthedness fashionable?
    5. The Natural - Nicely photographed and well-acted, but a rather empty experience.
    I'm hard pressed to think of any other baseball movies which are worthy of consideration.
     
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    The Natural
     
  11. Joel Mack

    Joel Mack Cinematographer

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    1. Bull Durham

    2. Eight Men Out

    3. A League of Their Own

    4. Major League

    5. Fear Strikes Out

    Honorable Mention: The Natural, Bad News Bears, The Sandlot, Rookie of The Year ("Did he just say: 'Funky Butt-lovin'?")
     
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    eight men out
     
  13. Joe Bernardi

    Joe Bernardi Supporting Actor

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    After 32 posts, here's the first vote for:
    The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
    followed by:
    Bull Durham
     
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    1. Field of Dreams
    2. Mr. Rookie (2002 Japanese film)
    3. The Rookie
     
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    1. Field of Dreams

    2. The Natural

    3. The Sandlot

    4. Bull Durham

    5. Eight Men Out

    6. Bang the Drum Slowly

    7. Major League

    8. The Rookie

    9. Alibi Ike - great 1935 comedy starring Joe E. Brown

    10. Pride of the Yankees
     
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    Long Gone

    Angels in the Outfield

    League of Our Own

    Pride of the Yankees

    Documentaries:

    This Old Cub

    Beyond the Ivy: Wrigley Field
     

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