History Film / MrHollandsOpus

11th Jun '17 11:42:30 AM nombretomado
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* TookALevelInBadass: Creator/RogerEbert remarked that the band at the beginning started playing [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] 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: Creator/RogerEbert remarked that the band at the beginning started playing [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] 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.
30th May '17 5:06:01 PM BillWoods
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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. 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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The film then follows his life with a specific segment devoted to each decade and different trials he has to go through. His domestic problems include his only son Cole being effectively deaf and unable to understand his father's work. Iris forms a strong bond with the boy and learns sign language to better communicate. Glenn, however, can't bring himself to do it and ends up somewhat estranged from his own family. Meanwhile, his school life includes more than teaching music. He inspires troubled students to make something of themselves, change their lives for the better.

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The film then follows his life with a specific segment devoted to each decade and different trials he has to go through. His domestic problems include his only son Cole being effectively deaf and unable to understand his father's work. Iris forms a strong bond with the boy and learns sign language to better communicate. Glenn, however, can't bring himself to do it it, and ends up somewhat estranged from his own family. Meanwhile, his school life includes more than teaching music. He inspires troubled students to make something of themselves, change their lives for the better.



The film earned Dreyfuss an Oscar nomination for the Best Actor and a Golden Globe award. It was also a considerable box office hit, earning $106,269,971 in the international market. With almost 83 million from the United States market, it was the 12th most successful film of its year. Music/MichaelKamen who wrote some of the original music of the film went on to found "The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation" devoted to "enabling more students to participate and experience a quality music education".

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The film earned Dreyfuss an Oscar nomination for the Best Actor and a Golden Globe award. It was also a considerable box office hit, earning $106,269,971 in the international market. With almost 83 $83 million from the United States market, it was the 12th most successful film of its year. Music/MichaelKamen Music/MichaelKamen, who wrote some of the original music of the film film, went on to found "The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation" devoted to "enabling more students to participate and experience a quality music education".



* BookDumb: Louis Russ didn't seem to be stupid but is simply not good with grades, its repeated by everyone that he tries hard and is an excellent athlete. As band is based largely on effort that's why Meiser requested Mr. Holland take him in and improve his grades so he can go out for football and wrestling.

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* BookDumb: Louis Russ didn't seem to be stupid but is simply not good with grades, its grades. It's repeated by everyone that he tries hard and is an excellent athlete. As band is based largely on effort that's why Meiser Meister requested Mr. Holland take him in and improve his grades so he can go out for football and wrestling.



* DancingBear: Invoked. To get people to come to the musical, Coach Meister suggests that they use the high school football team as the dancers. People will come to watch them make fools of themselves, but Meister who minored in modern dance, teaches them to dance well.

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* DancingBear: Invoked. To get people to come to the musical, Coach Meister suggests that they use the high school football team as the dancers. People will come to watch them make fools of themselves, but Meister -- who minored in modern dance, dance -- teaches them to dance well.



* TheMuse: Mr. Holland is inspired by student Rowena Morgan (JeanLouisaKelly) and begins writing music again.

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* TheMuse: Mr. Holland is inspired by student Rowena Morgan (JeanLouisaKelly) (Jean Louisa Kelly) and begins writing music again.



** AllIsWellThatEndsWell -- [[spoiler:by the end of the movie she is Governor of the state, complete with an ''entourage''.]]

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** AllIsWellThatEndsWell -- [[spoiler:by the end of the movie she is Governor governor of the state, complete with an ''entourage''.]]



-->'''Glenn:''' What does this ''(makes ASL sign)'' mean?
-->'''Iris:''' It means asshole.
* PresentDayPast: In the 1980 segment, Cole has a [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Kurt Cobain]] haircut, giving us a very clear reminder that the movie is from the mid-90's.

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-->'''Glenn:''' What does this ''(makes [''makes ASL sign)'' sign''] mean?
-->'''Iris:''' It means asshole.
"asshole".
* PresentDayPast: In the 1980 segment, Cole has a [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Kurt Cobain]] haircut, giving us a very clear reminder that the movie is from the mid-90's.mid-'90s.



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

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



* 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.

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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.



* TookALevelInBadass: 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.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Creator/RogerEbert remarked that the band at the beginning started playing Beethovens [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] Eighth symphony Symphony and you could barely recognize it. By the climax Mr. Holland had a band formed from his students that would rival any orchestra.
27th May '17 12:11:49 PM nombretomado
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* TheVietnamWar: It is in the background of the eras and [[spoiler:where Louis Russ, the black student who drums, died]]. The StockFootage used implies that his death was a HeroicSacrifice.
12th May '17 6:21:32 PM SirSapphire
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** NotSoDifferent: Bill has his own serious artistic skills as well, being an excellent dancer and even having minored in it during college.
4th May '17 11:47:23 PM pratchettgaiman
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* TeacherStudentRomance: it's heavily implied that Rowena had something of a crush on Glenn, and he may have reciprocated somewhat (although he only ever kissed her goodbye on the cheek).
22nd Feb '17 9:37:06 PM gewunomox
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The film earned Dreyfuss an Oscar nomination for the Best Actor and a Golden Globe award. It was also a considerable box office hit, earning $106,269,971 in the international market. With almost 83 million from the United States market, it was the 12th most successful film of its year. MichaelKamen who wrote some of the original music of the film went on to found "The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation" devoted to "enabling more students to participate and experience a quality music education".

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The film earned Dreyfuss an Oscar nomination for the Best Actor and a Golden Globe award. It was also a considerable box office hit, earning $106,269,971 in the international market. With almost 83 million from the United States market, it was the 12th most successful film of its year. MichaelKamen Music/MichaelKamen who wrote some of the original music of the film went on to found "The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation" devoted to "enabling more students to participate and experience a quality music education".
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.
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