History Film / MusicOfTheHeart

26th Nov '17 2:14:20 AM gjjones
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The film opens in 1981 with Roberta Guaspari (Streep) as a renowned music educator and performer who just recently divorced George Tzeveras. Needing a job to support herself and her children, she accepts a position as a violin teacher in East Harlem.

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The film opens in 1981 with Roberta Guaspari (Streep) as a renowned music educator and performer who just recently divorced George Tzeveras. Needing a job to support herself and her children, two sons, she accepts a position as a violin teacher in East Harlem.



* InnerCitySchool: the setting for the whole film.

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* InnerCitySchool: the The setting for the whole film.



* SeriousBusiness: Being a violinist, Roberta takes playing it seriously. At the start of the film, when she sees her movers accidentally drop some cases of violins, she's understandably frustrated.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: One of Roberta's best students moves out of Harlem [[spoiler:owing to her father's domestic abuse]].
* SeriousBusiness: Being a violinist, Roberta takes considers playing it seriously.as a serious matter. At the start of the film, when she sees her movers accidentally drop some cases of violins, she's understandably frustrated.
26th Nov '17 2:03:12 AM gjjones
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''Music of the Heart'' is a 1999 dramatic/{{biopic}} film, directed by Creator/WesCraven ([[GenreAdultery yes, you read correctly]], ''that'' Wes Craven) and starring Creator/MerylStreep.

The film is based on the documentary ''Small Wonders'', which chronicled the evolution of a violin program conducted for inner-city kids in Harlem. The woman who started this program is Roberta Guaspari, a renowned music educator who decided to start the program as she felt any child could learn to play the violin, and that it would be a good form of expression for the children who were growing up in a tough, tough neighbourhood. The events of the film lead up to a concert at Carnegie Hall, together with famous violinists who had volunteered to help. The film is notable for having most of the same violinists recreate that concert for the movie.

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''Music of the Heart'' is a 1999 dramatic/{{biopic}} film, directed by Creator/WesCraven ([[GenreAdultery yes, you read correctly]], ''that'' Wes Craven) and starring Creator/MerylStreep.

Creator/MerylStreep. The film is based on the documentary ''Small Wonders'', which chronicled the evolution of violinist and educator Roberta Guaspari (Streep) organizing a violin program conducted for inner-city kids in Harlem. Harlem and eventually holding the "Fiddlefest" concerts to save her program. The woman who started this program is film takes place over the course of ten years (1981-1991).

The film opens in 1981 with
Roberta Guaspari, Guaspari (Streep) as a renowned music educator and performer who decided just recently divorced George Tzeveras. Needing a job to start the support herself and her children, she accepts a position as a violin teacher in East Harlem.

The film then follows her life as a teacher who has to go through different trials. She organizes a violin
program for younger children as she felt feels any young child could learn to play the violin, and that it would will be a good form of expression for the children who were are growing up in a tough, tough neighbourhood. The events neighborhood. She inspires troubled students to make something of themselves, change their lives for the film lead up better.

By 1991, Roberta has spent her last decade devoted
to a concert at Carnegie Hall, together with famous her students as well as her family. Her program for violinists who had volunteered to help. is still ongoing. Then, her life turns for the worst. The film is notable for having most New York City Board of Education decides to make necessary budget cuts. One of the same first to go is the music program, leaving Roberta unemployed. In an effort to save her program, she helps her students and alumni, as well as their parents, organize the "Fiddlefest" concerts and invites well-known violinists recreate that to play with her. The concert is successful and her music program is saved.

The film earned Meryl Streep Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award nominations
for the movie.
her lead performance.



* AsHimself: All the famous violinists at the concert, including Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Arnold Steinhardt, Michael Tree, Joshua Bell, Sandra Park and Mark O'Connor.

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* AsHimself: All the famous violinists at the concert, including Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Arnold Steinhardt, Michael Tree, Joshua Bell, Sandra Park Park, and Mark O'Connor.



* {{Biopic}}

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* {{Biopic}}{{Biopic}}: This film chronicles the life of Roberta Guaspari from 1981 to 1991.



* AMotherToHerMen: Or rather, "A Mother to Her Students." She becomes a mother figure by helping out her students.



* SeriousBusiness: Being a violinist, Roberta takes playing it seriously. At the start of the film, when she sees her movers accidentally drop some cases of violins, she's understandably frustrated.



* SurvivorGuilt: Ramon feels this after [[spoiler: Justin]] dies in an offscreen drive-by shooting. He regrets telling him to [[spoiler: "drop dead"]] the day before.

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* SurvivorGuilt: Ramon feels this after [[spoiler: Justin]] dies is killed in an offscreen a drive-by shooting. He regrets telling him to [[spoiler: "drop dead"]] the day before.
26th Nov '17 1:02:47 AM gjjones
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Roberta often gives verbal beatings to students who don't take their violin-playing seriously.
4th Nov '17 8:21:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CoolTeacher: Roberta shuffles back and forth from this. One moment she's harsh and unforgiving, the next she's gentle and encouraging.

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* CoolTeacher: CoolTeacher:
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Roberta shuffles back and forth from this. One moment she's harsh and unforgiving, the next she's gentle and encouraging.



* WhiteMansBurden: Several of the children and their mothers don't like that Roberta is trying to play messiah to the kids.
** It should be noted Roberta herself denies this, which [[spoiler: results in a change of heart for one skeptical parent.]] However, she does tend to cross into this category regardless.

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* WhiteMansBurden: Several of the children and their mothers don't like that Roberta is trying to play messiah to the kids.
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kids. It should be noted Roberta herself denies this, which [[spoiler: results in a change of heart for one skeptical parent.]] However, she does tend to cross into this category regardless.
20th Jul '17 5:49:00 AM hack-normal
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''Music of the Heart'' is a 1999 dramatic/{{biopic}} film, directed by Creator/WesCraven and starring Creator/MerylStreep.

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''Music of the Heart'' is a 1999 dramatic/{{biopic}} film, directed by Creator/WesCraven ([[GenreAdultery yes, you read correctly]], ''that'' Wes Craven) and starring Creator/MerylStreep.
3rd Feb '17 3:08:40 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Music of the Heart''''' is a 1999 dramatic/{{biopic}} film, directed by Creator/WesCraven and starring Creator/MerylStreep. The film is based on the documentary ''Small Wonders'', which chronicled the evolution of a violin program conducted for inner-city kids in Harlem. The woman who started this program is Roberta Guaspari, a renowned music educator who decided to start the program as she felt any child could learn to play the violin, and that it would be a good form of expression for the children who were growing up in a tough, tough neighbourhood. The events of the film lead up to a concert at Carnegie Hall, together with famous violinists who had volunteered to help. The film is notable for having most of the same violinists recreate that concert for the movie.

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'''''Music ''Music of the Heart''''' Heart'' is a 1999 dramatic/{{biopic}} film, directed by Creator/WesCraven and starring Creator/MerylStreep. Creator/MerylStreep.

The film is based on the documentary ''Small Wonders'', which chronicled the evolution of a violin program conducted for inner-city kids in Harlem. The woman who started this program is Roberta Guaspari, a renowned music educator who decided to start the program as she felt any child could learn to play the violin, and that it would be a good form of expression for the children who were growing up in a tough, tough neighbourhood. The events of the film lead up to a concert at Carnegie Hall, together with famous violinists who had volunteered to help. The film is notable for having most of the same violinists recreate that concert for the movie.
28th Jul '15 2:00:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* BillingDisplacement: Gloria Estefan appears in the film much less than the credits, filmposter or publicity suggested.



* DoingItForTheArt: Meryl Streep had to learn how to look convincingly like she was an expert violinist - and it's pretty darn good.



* HeAlsoDid: Hard to believe this is from the same director as ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984''.



* PlayingAgainstType: The director (see HeAlsoDid), with his only non-thriller to date (also Craven's only PG-rated movie).



* TheOtherMarty: ''Madonna'' was attached to the film to play Roberta, and had taken violin lessons for several months, before leaving the film citing "creative differences" with director Craven. Of course, we got '''Meryl Streep''' instead.
12th Jun '15 7:50:29 AM Black_Diesel
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18th May '15 2:33:26 PM EnglishGuruLady
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* AbusiveParents: One of Roberta's best students [[spoiler: has to give up a shot at Julliard and move away]] because her father had been committing domestic abuse.



**One boy in the first half of the film believes that Roberta is cool ''because'' [[GoodIsNotNice she is not as classically nice as some of his other teachers.]] Gradually, the students come to respect Roberta's toughness and find some of her outbursts funny.



* InnerCitySchool: the setting for the whole film.

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* InnerCitySchool: the setting for the whole film.film.
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: One of Roberta's first students, a little girl named Guadalupe who is shown wearing leg braces. Her entire purpose in the film is to show Roberta that quitting something just because it's hard is a cop-out. She's also there to showcase Roberta's gentler side.


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**It should be noted Roberta herself denies this, which [[spoiler: results in a change of heart for one skeptical parent.]] However, she does tend to cross into this category regardless.
1st Jan '15 8:22:17 PM nombretomado
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'''''Music of the Heart''''' is a 1999 dramatic/{{biopic}} film, directed by Creator/WesCraven and starring MerylStreep. The film is based on the documentary ''Small Wonders'', which chronicled the evolution of a violin program conducted for inner-city kids in Harlem. The woman who started this program is Roberta Guaspari, a renowned music educator who decided to start the program as she felt any child could learn to play the violin, and that it would be a good form of expression for the children who were growing up in a tough, tough neighbourhood. The events of the film lead up to a concert at Carnegie Hall, together with famous violinists who had volunteered to help. The film is notable for having most of the same violinists recreate that concert for the movie.

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'''''Music of the Heart''''' is a 1999 dramatic/{{biopic}} film, directed by Creator/WesCraven and starring MerylStreep.Creator/MerylStreep. The film is based on the documentary ''Small Wonders'', which chronicled the evolution of a violin program conducted for inner-city kids in Harlem. The woman who started this program is Roberta Guaspari, a renowned music educator who decided to start the program as she felt any child could learn to play the violin, and that it would be a good form of expression for the children who were growing up in a tough, tough neighbourhood. The events of the film lead up to a concert at Carnegie Hall, together with famous violinists who had volunteered to help. The film is notable for having most of the same violinists recreate that concert for the movie.



* PrivateTutor: [[MerylStreep Roberta Guaspari]] is tasked with a violin program conducted for [[SaveOurStudents inner-city kids in Harlem]].

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* PrivateTutor: [[MerylStreep [[Creator/MerylStreep Roberta Guaspari]] is tasked with a violin program conducted for [[SaveOurStudents inner-city kids in Harlem]].
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