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Shoeless Joe screenplay draft and filming schedule

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9659

Scope and Contents

Contains a photocopy of a 122-page adaptation of the novel "Shoeless Joe" (originally written by W.P. Kinsella under the title "The Dream Field," but later changed by the publisher) by Phil Alden Robinson, labeled "revised final draft." Also includes 27 pages of a filming schedule by day and scene, dated between June 7 and July 29, 1988. The resulting movie, "Field of Dreams," starring Kevin Costner, was released in May 1989. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, and in 2017 was inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.


  • 1988


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Biographical / Historical

Phil Alden Robinson is a TV and movie writer, producer, and director. He was born on March 1, 1950, in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is known for Field of Dreams (1989), Sneakers (1992), Freedom Song (2000), and The Sum of All Fears (2002). He has been married to producer Paulette Bartlett since September 26, 2009.


1 folder (0.08 lin. ft.)

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Custodial History

Screenplay was written by Phil Alden Robinson in 1988. It was donated to the library by David Sheerer in 1990.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; David Sheerer; 1990.


Western history (Mormon and Western American Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.B.5.c, 2020)

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Crandall; March 2024.

Shoeless Joe screenplay draft and filming schedule
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States