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"I am probably not qualified to teach" is one of the first things that the colorful character Green states in Rock School. His persona will undoubtedly raise some eyebrows, as he frequently swears in the presence of the students whose age ranges between nine and 17. He even goes to the depth of openly discussing Satanism with the students, which will certainly create some heated debates. There are also moments when he becomes very confrontational with the students where he screams and swears. He is the opposite of Jack Black's character that the audience can find in School of Rock (2003). Despite these qualities of Green, the students return with a deep burning desire to the school to practice and hone their musical talents.
The school of rock has an internal hierarchy where the students climb, as their skills improve. With the progress of the students skills Green intensifies his attention to those with exceptional talent while he nurtures those who are struggling.Read more ›
I have all of her several CDs and try make it to as many of her outstanding shows as I can. Her songs can be heard on TV shows, are remixed by other artists, and she is doing many collaborations with other musicians and bands. Paul Green says early on in the film that she was one of the most likely to succeed, and he has been proven right. For me, the film is a treat, a revelation, and a must-see for any Madi Diaz fan.
Don Argott has chosen an eclectic group of students to follow, from beginning children to expert young adults. We get a picture of how the school operates and to what ends through interviews with students, parents, and with Paul. Tucker and Asa Collins are 9-year-old twins who struggle to learn drums and guitar and perform Black Sabbath. Madi Diaz-Svalgard is a multi-talented musician and vocalist always at odds with Paul. Teenagers Julie and Eric Slick seem unruffled by Paul's methods and influenced by his ideas. Will O'Conner is a morose young man, consumed with self-pity, with no apparent musical talent, but he acts as a kind of intellectual foil to Paul. The school's star pupil is 12-year-old guitarist C.J. Tywoniak, who is just plain extraordinary.Read more ›
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This is the REAL DEAL! There are now 175 School of Rock locations around the world and this is the story of the very first one; the one that the movie School of Rock is based onPublished 6 months ago by Stacey Marmolejo
this is a horrible movie. i would never see this movie again. the only good thing about this film is that there is a kid named cj that can play the guitar. Read morePublished 12 months ago by David
Great item, definite must for parents and kids who play or want to play an instrument with a rock band. Great, speedy service. Thank you!Published 16 months ago by SparkyMac
OK, OK. As a documentary, maybe a little scattered. But I'm telling you, just watching those kids do Inca Roads is worth the price of admission. Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by deenibeeni
It was really cute at first seeing little kids say things like "AC/DC is easy," and then SHOWING us AC/DC is easy (not for me, a non-musician). Read morePublished on March 27, 2011 by Kortlin
So says Rock School founder and tyrannical teacher Paul Green, and for the rest of this documentary we are left to determine just which part of that statement we think is more... Read morePublished on February 3, 2007 by Connoisseur Rat
Rock should never be taught as a curriculum, even when using classic masters like Zeppelin, Hendrix and Zappa. Rock is about freedom! About noncomformity! Read morePublished on June 30, 2006
Maybe it was just the shock of watching a grown man yell things like "that was f***ing pathetic!" and "dont f***ing make mistakes! Read morePublished on January 14, 2006 by N. Dillon