“Mr. Holland's Opus” quotes(1995)
Plot – The movie tells the story of Genn Holland from 1965 to 1995. He is passionate about music and believes that he has the vocation and the talent of a composer. During his lifetime he must accept many disappointments, including the deafness of his son. He then understands that his fate is not so much at the keyboard as at the black board, in fact he becomes a music teacher. The movie is quite melancholic and teary, with Dreyfuss reduced to make the viewer believe in a stock character. A sort of weepy version of “Dead Poets Society”, cloy and sloppy.
All actors – Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis, William H. Macy, Alicia Witt, Terrence Howard, Damon Whitaker, Jean Louisa Kelly, Alexandra Boyd, Nicholas John Renner, Joseph Anderson, Anthony Natale, Joanna Gleason, Beth Maitland, Patrick Fong, Benjamin J. Dixon, Kathryn Arnett, Freeman O. Corbin, Moira Feeney, Joshua Minnick, Ashley Hamrick, Janine Shouse, Spencer Riviera, Dan Vhay, Sean Bevington, John Henry Redwood, Ted Roisum, Mark Daniels, Kaili Carlton, Adam Fitzhugh, Eric Michael Cole, Joe Campbell, Tomiko Peirano, Kasey Nelson, Zoe McLellan, Kelly M. Casey, Michael Mendelson, Alex Dudgeon, Rachel Wooley, Jordan Carlton, Aurora Miller, Paul Bernard, Mary Kay O'Mealy, Dieffyd Gilman-Frederick, Tara Eng, Jay Frank, Conan Doherty, Stacey Siegel, Nicolas Sirianni, Jacob Adams, Chris Marth, Brent Archie, Kevin Calaba, Keith Swift, John Boyer, Linda Williams Janke, David Clegg, Don Burns, Dennis Biasi, Alexander Emmert, Cazzey Louis Cereghino, Balthazar Getty, Dennis Carl Gleason, Tom Peterson, Heather Wakehouse, Forest Whitakershow all
“Mr. Holland's Opus” Quotes 8 quotes
- Glenn Holland: These tests are pathetic. "Name an American composer." Miss Swedlin, your answer was?
- Ms. Swedlin: Bach?
- Glenn Holland: Johann Sebastian Bach. Oh, this... this is my favorite one. "How do you know what key a concerto is in?" Mr. Mims, your answer was "Look on the front page", question mark. Now, this question mark. Was that... (continue)(continue reading)
“- Principal Helen Jacobs: Next week, I have a meeting with the school board. And there are people in this community who believe that rock and roll is a message sent from the devil himself. Now when that issue comes up, what can I tell them?
- Glenn Holland: Mrs. Jacobs, you tell them that I am teaching music, and that I will use anything from...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Vice Principal Gene Wolters: I care about these kids just as much as you do. And if I'm forced to choose between Mozart and reading and writing and long division, I choose long division.
- Glenn Holland: Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want, Gene. Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about.”
“High school is not a democracy. Teachers don't wait.”
“I'm 60 years old, Gene. What are you going to do: write me a recommendation for the morgue?”
“Playing music is supposed to be fun. It's about heart, it's about feelings, moving people, and something beautiful, and it's not about notes on a page. I can teach you notes on a page, I can't teach you that other stuff.”
“Tubas are for fat guys with pimples.”