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Things coming together after a long time 
22nd-Sep-2013 01:39 pm
I like it when things come together.

Many MANY years ago I was still active on M-Net -- (Guess it was '88 or '89 based on what follows) a fellow there asked me to dinner and a movie. I don't know if he thought it was a date, but I thought it going for food and entertainment with an acquaintance.

We (he) had settled on "Twins". (I didn't get out much, didn't watch TV, hadn't seen any trailers.) The theater tried to convince us otherwise. There were 2 movies starting at the exact same time, in about the same location, except the door to one of the theaters was hidden. We went through the door we'd seen.

Near the start of the movie, I remember the voice-over, which I thought said "If you build it, they will come". I remember him saying "we're in the wrong place", and us ducking out to find the other hidden theater in the same location. I remember seeing Twins, although other than the 2 primary actors, I don't remember anything about it.

Fast forward to this morning. I'd finished reading "The Hobbit" on my Nook the other day, and decided I was going to take a bath & read a bit on the next book. It was one I'd gotten free with the Nook, or with a dictionary I'd bought, or something. Not one I chose, but it's a book, and I was going to have a few minutes stationary time.

"If you build it he will come." I wondered if the book was riffing off of the movie. (Published '82. Not likely. I didn't find M-Net until after then.) I wondered if the movie had stolen the voice-over from the book (despite being about something completely different). When I got downstairs, though, google revealed that there was a third possibility that I hadn't even counted upon, and it turns out I had completely misheard the quote at the start of the movie. *sigh*

I guess I would rather be correct than right, and now I know. Field of Dreams the movie was based on the novel Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella, and what I had actually heard was, "If you build it, he will come."
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