This film was directed by Australian director Fred Schepisi and the screenplay was written by Gerald Di Pego.
What starts out as a friendly rivalry between two teachers turns into a romance and a creative contest between words and pictures at the school. This is a really great film about the language and visual arts. I found it interesting, touching and amusing.
Here are some quotes from this film:
"What you just gave me was oatmeal when you could have given me a New York steak."---Jack
"The dictionary says "art is human creative skill."---Dina
"I think a picture is a lot more powerful than words."---student
"A picture is worth a thousand words."---Dina
"Words are your Gods and somebody is insulting your religion."---Jack
A picture is worth a thousand lies.---sign of Miss Delsanto's Arts Honors Class
"So you missed me but you greet me so antienthusiastically."---Dina
Scenes from this film:
Here's the trailer for this film: