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Encyclopedia > Music of the Heart
Music of the Heart
Directed by Wes Craven
Produced by Susan Kaplan
Written by Pamela Gray
Starring Meryl Streep
Angela Bassett
Aidan Quinn
Cloris Leachman
Gloria Estefan
Jane Leeves
Kieran Culkin
Music by Mason Daring
Cinematography Peter Deming
Editing by Gregg Featherman
Patrick Lussier
Release date(s) October 29, 1999
Running time 124 min
Country United States
Language English
IMDb profile

Music of the Heart is a 1999 dramatic film. This film was produced by Craven-Maddalena Films and Miramax Films, and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 412 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (519 × 755 pixel, file size: 90 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the creator of the work depicted. ... Wesley Earl Craven (born August 2, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American film director and writer best known as the creator of many horror films, including the famed Nightmare on Elm Street series featuring the redoubtable Freddy Krueger character. ... Mary Louise Streep, mostly known as Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, six-time Golden Globe-winning, two-time SAG-winning, Grammy Award-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. ... Bassett and husband Courtney Vance Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an Emmy and Academy Award-nominated, and Golden Globe winning American actor who has built her career with biographical film roles portraying women in American culture. ... Aidan Quinn (born March 8, 1959 Rockford, Illinois, USA) is an Irish-American actor. ... Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an Academy Award, nine-time Emmy and Golden Globe winning American actress of stage, film and television. ... Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. ... Jane Leeves Jane Leeves (born April 18, 1961) is an actress best known for her work as Daphne Moon on Frasier. ... Kieran Kyle Culkin (born September 30, 1982) is an American actor. ... Mason K. Daring (born September 21, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American musician and composer of scores for film and television. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Craven-Maddalena Films is a Hollywood movie studio, founded in 1996 by Wes Craven and Marianne Maddalena. ... Miramax Films is a film production and distribution brand that was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... Buena Vista production logo, 1950s. ...


This film stars Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn, Gloria Estefan, and Angela Bassett. It was director Wes Craven's only foray outside of the horror/thriller genre. Mary Louise Streep, mostly known as Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, six-time Golden Globe-winning, two-time SAG-winning, Grammy Award-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. ... Aidan Quinn (born March 8, 1959 Rockford, Illinois, USA) is an Irish-American actor. ... Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. ... Bassett and husband Courtney Vance Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an Emmy and Academy Award-nominated, and Golden Globe winning American actor who has built her career with biographical film roles portraying women in American culture. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Wesley Earl Craven (born August 2, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American film director and writer best known as the creator of many horror films, including the famed Nightmare on Elm Street series featuring the redoubtable Freddy Krueger character. ...


This is the true story of Roberta Guaspari Demetras (Streep). By bringing the violin into the lives of children in the New York City public school system, she hopes to brighten their difficult lives. It's a story of both struggle and hope. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...

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Awards and nominations

Streep received nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her lead performance.[1] Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


The film's theme song, "Music of My Heart", scored songwriter Diane Warren a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.[1] This article is about Diane Warren the American songwriter. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Trivia

  • Streep learned to play a Bach violin concerto for this film.[2]
  • Madonna was originally signed to play the role of Roberta Guaspari Demetras, but left the project before filming began, citing "creative differences."[3]
  • This film marked the screen debut of singer Gloria Estefan. [3]

Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is a six-time Grammy[1] and one-time Golden Globe award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. ...

Soundtrack album track listing

Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. ... *NSYNC is a five-part pop music vocal group, sometimes referred to as a boy band, formed in Orlando, Florida, USA. The group members are Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Justin Timberlake. ... “J. Lo” redirects here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article concerns the boy band Menudo. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Julio José Iglesias, also known as Julio Iglesias Jr, (born 1973) is a Spanish pop singer from Spain. ... Jaci Velasquez (born Jacquelyn Davette Velasquez on October 15, 1979) is an American Contemporary Christian and pop singer. ... Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. ... *NSYNC is a five-part pop music vocal group, sometimes referred to as a boy band, formed in Orlando, Florida, USA. The group members are Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Justin Timberlake. ... Itzhak Perlman playing during the entertainment portion of the White House State Dinner in honor on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on May 7, 2007 Itzhak Perlman (born August 31, 1945 in Jaffa) is an Israeli-American virtuoso violinist and teacher. ... Joshua Bell (born 9 December 1967) is an American Grammy Award-winning violinist. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Awards for "Music of the Heart" (1999) IMDb. Accessed January 28, 2007.
  2. ^ Levy, Rochelle "The Achievement of Meryl Streep" American Film Institute, 2004 AFI Lifetime Achievement Award biographical article. Accessed January 28, 2007.
  3. ^ a b "Review: 'Music of the Heart' hits all the right notes" CNN, October 29, 1999. Accessed January 28, 2007.]

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Music of the Heart (1999): Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn, Angela Bassett, Gloria Estefan - PopMatters Film Review (708 words)
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Heart music you would hear at the museum exhibit which is based solely on the raw data sounds something like this:
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