Dead Poets Society

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Robin Williams toned down his usually manic comic approach in this successful period drama. In 1959, the Welton Academy is a staid but well-respected prep school where education is a pragmatic and rather dull affair. Several of the students, however, have their thoughts on the learning process (and life itself) changed when a new teacher comes to the school. John Keating (Williams) is an unconventional educator who tears chapters of his textbooks and asks his students to stand on their desks to see the world from a new angle. Keating introduces his students to poetry, and his free-thinking attitude and the liberating philosophies of the authors he introduces to his class have a profound effect on his students, especially Todd (Ethan Hawke), who would like to be a writer; Neil ( Robert Sean Leonard), who dreams of being an actor, despite the objections of his father; Knox (Josh Charles), a hopeless romantic; Steven (Allelon Ruggiero), an intellectual who learns to use his heart as well as his head; Charlie (Gale Hansen), who begins to lose his blasé attitude; unconventional Gerard (James Waterston); and practical Richard (Dylan Kussman). Keating urges his students to seize the day and live their lives boldly; but when this philosophy leads to an unexpected tragedy, headmaster Mr. Nolan (Norman Lloyd) fires Keating, and his students leap to his defense. Dead Poets Society was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Williams; it won one, for Tom Schulman's original screenplay. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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auth_author2 Haft, Steven., Hawke, Ethan, 1970-, Jarre, Maurice., Leonard, Robert Sean, 1969-, Schulman, Thomas H., Schulman, Tom., Thomas, Tony, 1947 Dec. 7-, Weir, Peter, 1944-, Williams, Robin, 1951-2014., Witt, Paul Junger, 1941-
author2-role Haft, Steven., Hawke, Ethan,1970-, Jarre, Maurice., Leonard, Robert Sean,1969-, Schulman, Thomas H., Schulman, Tom., Silver Screen Partners IV., Thomas, Tony,1947 Dec. 7-, Touchstone Home Video (Firm)., Touchstone Pictures., Weir, Peter,1944-, Williams, Robin,1951-2014., Witt, Paul Junger,1941-, Witt-Thomas Productions.
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display_description Robin Williams portrays English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming ... "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever.
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subject_facet Boarding school students -- United States -- Drama, Boarding schools -- United States -- Drama, English teachers -- United States -- Drama, Feature films, Films for the hearing impaired, French language materials -- Videorecordings, Teacher-student relationships -- Drama, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display Dead Poets Society
title_full Dead Poets Society [videorecording] / Touchstone Pictures in association with Silver Screen Partners IV ; a Steven Haft production in association with Witt-Thomas Productions ; directed by Peter Weir ; produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas ; written by Tom Schulman, Dead Poets Society [videorecording] / Touchstone Pictures presents in association with Silver Screen Partners IV ; a Steven Haft production in association with Witt-Thomas Productions ; a Peter Weir film ; written by Tom Schulman ; produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas ; directed by Peter Weir
title_short Dead Poets Society
topic_facet Boarding school students, Boarding schools, English teachers, Feature films, Films for the hearing impaired, French language materials, Teacher-student relationships, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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