History Film / MrHollandsOpus

1st May '16 1:06:15 PM Thurisaz314
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--->'''Glenn:''' ''(looking at Helen's portrait)'' She would have fought this.

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--->'''Glenn:''' ''(looking at Helen's portrait)'' She Jacobs would have fought this.



--->'''Glenn:''' Perhaps, but ''she would have fought it''.

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--->'''Glenn:''' Perhaps, Yes, she would have lost but ''she would have fought it''.fought. And so will I!''
1st May '16 2:37:02 AM Freshmeat
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The film opens in 1965 with Glenn Holland (Creator/RichardDreyfuss) as a professional musical performer who wants to turn his efforts to composing a piece of orchestral music, something he intends as his {{magnum opus}}. Needing a job that pays enough to support himself and his wife Iris (Glenne Headly), yet leaves enough free time to compose music, Holland accepts a position as a high school music teacher. He soon discovers the position leaves him firmly at the bottom of the hierarchy of teachers. And as his apathy for the job starts to become apparent, Principal Jacobs (Olympia Dukakis) starts demanding more actual effort from him.

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The film opens in 1965 with Glenn Holland (Creator/RichardDreyfuss) as a professional musical performer who wants to turn his efforts to composing a piece of orchestral music, something he intends as his {{magnum opus}}.MagnumOpus. Needing a job that pays enough to support himself and his wife Iris (Glenne Headly), yet leaves enough free time to compose music, Holland accepts a position as a high school music teacher. He soon discovers the position leaves him firmly at the bottom of the hierarchy of teachers. And as his apathy for the job starts to become apparent, Principal Jacobs (Olympia Dukakis) starts demanding more actual effort from him.



Instead, he finds many of his former students have returned to help him complete his magnum opus and perform it for the first time, pointing out that their lives were made better because of him. It was time to repay the favor. The film ends with his family along with [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming an entire auditorium of his students]], both past and present, who have gathered to witness the aging Mr. Holland [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome conduct his masterpiece]].

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Instead, he finds many of his former students have returned to help him complete his magnum opus MagnumOpus and perform it for the first time, pointing out that their lives were made better because of him. It was time to repay the favor. The film ends with his family along with [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming an entire auditorium of his students]], both past and present, who have gathered to witness the aging Mr. Holland [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome conduct his masterpiece]].
7th Feb '16 7:14:20 PM Prfnoff
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'''''Mr. Holland's Opus''''' is a 1995 drama film, directed by Stephen Herek. It was partly intended as a remake of a previous film, ''[[Film/FollowMeBoys Follow Me, Boys!]]'' (1966), but ended up very different. Among the most significant changes was the historical era covered. The original film was set in the 1930s and 1940s, this one covers a period of thirty years (1965-1995).

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'''''Mr. ''Mr. Holland's Opus''''' Opus'' is a 1995 drama film, directed by Stephen Herek. It was partly intended as a remake of a previous film, ''[[Film/FollowMeBoys Follow Me, Boys!]]'' (1966), but ended up very different. Among the most significant changes was the historical era covered. The original film was set in the 1930s and 1940s, this one covers a period of thirty years (1965-1995).
2nd Feb '16 11:17:23 AM gallium
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The film opens in 1965 with Glenn Holland (Richard Dreyfuss) as a professional musical performer who wants to turn his efforts to composing a piece of orchestral music, something he intends as his {{magnum opus}}. Needing a job that pays enough to support himself and his wife Iris (Glenne Headly), yet leaves enough free time to compose music, Holland accepts a position as a high school music teacher. He soon discovers the position leaves him firmly at the bottom of the hierarchy of teachers. And as his apathy for the job starts to become apparent, Principal Jacobs (Olympia Dukakis) starts demanding more actual effort from him.

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The film opens in 1965 with Glenn Holland (Richard Dreyfuss) (Creator/RichardDreyfuss) as a professional musical performer who wants to turn his efforts to composing a piece of orchestral music, something he intends as his {{magnum opus}}. Needing a job that pays enough to support himself and his wife Iris (Glenne Headly), yet leaves enough free time to compose music, Holland accepts a position as a high school music teacher. He soon discovers the position leaves him firmly at the bottom of the hierarchy of teachers. And as his apathy for the job starts to become apparent, Principal Jacobs (Olympia Dukakis) starts demanding more actual effort from him.
28th Jan '16 11:18:17 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* TakeOurWordForIt: The "symphony" at the end of the film is okay, but really nothing to write home about - but then if the composer really wrote something as wonderful as it was supposed to be, he would have published it on his own.
28th Jan '16 10:39:03 AM pittsburghmuggle
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->''"Mr. Holland had a profound influence on my life and on a lot of lives I know. [[IgnorantOfTheCall But I have a feeling that he considers a great part of his own life misspent]]. Rumor had it he was always working on this symphony of his. And this was going to make him famous, rich, probably both. But Mr. Holland isn't rich and he isn't famous, at least not outside of our little town. So it might be easy for him to think himself a failure. But he would be wrong, because I think that he's achieved a success far beyond riches and fame. Look around you. There is not a life in this room that you have not touched, and each of us is a better person because of you. '''We are your symphony, Mr. Holland.''' We are the melodies and the notes of your opus. We are the music of your life.''
-->-- '''[[spoiler: Governor]] Gertrude Lang''' (Joanna Gleason)


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->''"Mr. Holland had a profound influence on my life and on a lot of lives I know. [[IgnorantOfTheCall But I have a feeling that he considers a great part of his own life misspent]]. Rumor had it he was always working on this symphony of his. And this was going to make him famous, rich, probably both. But Mr. Holland isn't rich and he isn't famous, at least not outside of our little town. So it might be easy for him to think himself a failure. But he would be wrong, because I think that he's achieved a success far beyond riches and fame. Look around you. There ->'''Iris Holland:''' ''Why is not a life in this room that you have not touched, and each of us is a better person because of you. '''We are your symphony, Mr. Holland.''' We are the melodies and the notes of your opus. We are the music of your life.''
-->-- '''[[spoiler: Governor]] Gertrude Lang''' (Joanna Gleason)

everyone else's child more important than yours?''
28th Jan '16 8:25:34 AM HighCrate
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* MagnumOpus: By the time Holland completes his symphony, it appears he will be unable to find the financial backing to ever hear it performed. [[spoiler: In the end, many of his former students and colleagues secretly gather on the day of his forced retirement from teaching and surprise him by performing his symphony for him. The question of whether the "Mr. Holland's opus" of the title refers to the symphony itself or the sum of all the lives he has touched over his career is left as an exercise for the viewer.]]
14th Nov '15 11:24:39 PM nombretomado
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* TookALevelInBadass: RogerEbert remarked that the band at the beginning started playing Beethovens Eighth symphony and you could barely recognize it. By the climax Mr. Holland had a band formed from his students that would rival any orchestra.

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* TookALevelInBadass: RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert remarked that the band at the beginning started playing Beethovens Eighth symphony and you could barely recognize it. By the climax Mr. Holland had a band formed from his students that would rival any orchestra.
1st Oct '15 3:57:51 PM Exxolon
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-->''"Mr. Holland had a profound influence on my life and on a lot of lives I know. [[IgnorantOfTheCall But I have a feeling that he considers a great part of his own life misspent]]. Rumor had it he was always working on this symphony of his. And this was going to make him famous, rich, probably both. But Mr. Holland isn't rich and he isn't famous, at least not outside of our little town. So it might be easy for him to think himself a failure. But he would be wrong, because I think that he's achieved a success far beyond riches and fame. Look around you. There is not a life in this room that you have not touched, and each of us is a better person because of you. '''We are your symphony, Mr. Holland.''' We are the melodies and the notes of your opus. We are the music of your life.''

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-->''"Mr.->''"Mr. Holland had a profound influence on my life and on a lot of lives I know. [[IgnorantOfTheCall But I have a feeling that he considers a great part of his own life misspent]]. Rumor had it he was always working on this symphony of his. And this was going to make him famous, rich, probably both. But Mr. Holland isn't rich and he isn't famous, at least not outside of our little town. So it might be easy for him to think himself a failure. But he would be wrong, because I think that he's achieved a success far beyond riches and fame. Look around you. There is not a life in this room that you have not touched, and each of us is a better person because of you. '''We are your symphony, Mr. Holland.''' We are the melodies and the notes of your opus. We are the music of your life.''
4th Aug '15 11:27:40 AM AnotherGuy
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** He then adds that he doubts Todd's parents will allow him to play a girl in the revue.
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