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Years ago I watched a movie that helped to change the direction of my life. The movie is called 'Mr. Hollands Opus,' which stars Richard Dreyfuss as a music teacher whose career and family get in the way of his dreams: Becoming a great composer.

We see the decades pass and the students come and go. And in the final scene of the film, just as Mr. Holland is set to retire, his students past and present honor him with a surprise performance of a symphony he'd been composing for years.
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Mr. Holland's Opus
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Composer Glenn Holland (Richard Dreyfuss) believes that he'll eventually write a transcendent piece of... Read More

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