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'Music of the Heart' Movie: Meryl Streep Showcase in Goreless Wes Craven Effort

'Music of the Heart' cast: Meryl Streep, Gloria Estefan, Aidan Quinn and Angela Bassett. 'Music of the Heart': Unusually bloodless Wes Craven movie works as Meryl Streep showcase Wes Craven, the director of the Scream franchise and of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, is hardly the kind of filmmaker from whom one would expect a syrupy motion picture about a determined violin teacher who wins the hearts and minds of her inner-city school students. Yet Craven is the man responsible for Music of the Heart, a film utterly devoid of slashed faces, lethal stabbings, and deadly fingernails. Instead, this distaff version of Mr. Holland's Opus – with touches of To Sir with Love – offers loads of sentiment, […]


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'Music of the Heart' Movie: Meryl Streep Showcase in Goreless Wes Craven Effort



Academy Award Winners: Meryl Streep Breaks Two Oscar Records

Chris Pratt at Oscar 2015 rehearsals. Oscar 2015 winners The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found further below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have noticed several little curiosities about this year's nominations. For instance, there were quite a few first-time nominees in the acting and directing categories. In fact, nine of the nominated actors and three of the nominated directors are Oscar newcomers. Here's the list in the acting categories: Eddie Redmayne. Michael Keaton. Steve Carell. Benedict Cumberbatch. Felicity Jones. Rosamund Pike. J.K. Simmons. Emma Stone. Patricia Arquette. The three directors are: Morten Tyldum. […]


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Academy Award Winners: Meryl Streep Breaks Two Oscar Records



Robert Redford: 'The Great Gatsby' 1974 One of Biggest Artistic Misfires of the Decade

Robert Redford in 'The Great Gatsby' 1974. Robert Redford: 'The Great Gatsby' 1974 misfire and 'The Way We Were' 1973 box office hit on TCM Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month Robert Redford returns this evening (Jan. 20, '15), with three more films: two Sydney Pollack-directed efforts, Out of Africa and The Way We Were, and Jack Clayton's movie version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic novel The Great Gatsby. Check out TCM's Robert Redford film schedule further below. See also: “On TCM: Robert Redford Movies.” 'The Great Gatsby': Robert Redford as iconic anti-hero Jay Gatsby Long, long before Leonardo DiCaprio, there was … Warner Baxter. That's right. Future Best Actor Academy Award winner Baxter (In Old Arizona, 1928-29) […]


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Robert Redford: 'The Great Gatsby' 1974 One of Biggest Artistic Misfires of the Decade