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Music of the Heart (1999) Poster

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Wes Craven said he would only direct Scream 3 (2000) if he could also direct this movie.
Meryl Streep learned to play the violin, by practicing six hours a day for four weeks.
Director Wes Craven's first and only non-horror/thriller film.
Many of the children featured in this film are actual students of Ms. Tvaraz and were actually with her during the events (including the Carnegie Hall Extravaganza) that led to the establishment of the Opus 118 East Harlem Violin Program that helped to support Roberta in the public school system.
Michael Angarano also learned the violin for his role. He still plays today.
Was originally entitled "50 Violins".
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After Madonna pulled out of the lead role, Sandra Bullock and Meg Ryan were briefly courted before the part went to Meryl Streep.
The only time in his career that Wes Craven directed an actor to an Oscar nomination.
The third collaboration between Wes Craven and actress Angela Bassett, who played Janet Williams. She appeared on the show Nightmare Cafe (1992), also created by Craven, and she was the lead female character in Vampire in Brooklyn (1995).
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Before she signed on, Meryl Streep had never seen any of Wes Craven's movies.
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The role of Roberta was originally given to Madonna.
Most of the children in the film actually studied under the real Roberta Guaspari.
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