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Patrick Sheane Duncan wrote the screenplay for "Mr. Holland's Opus" and is doing one on 11-year-old philanthropist Zach Bonner.

    CITIZEN JOURNALISM: The screenwriter's dilemma

    "I received my entire musical education in the New York City public school system," composer Michael Kamen, who died in 2003, once said. "I had there my most incredible experience. While we were working on '[Mr.] Holland's Opus' I went back to [the] music and art [room] ... and in the room was a graveyard of musical instruments ... 400 or 500 violins, flutes, trombones, trumpets, oboes, everything piled up to the ceiling. And they were all broken and busted."

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