An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His roommate, Neil Perry, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each does so in his own way, and is changed for life. Written by
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Director Peter Weir attended The Scots College, a private boys school in Sydney. The uniforms, discipline and overall feel of the school translated into many of the film's scenes. In 1994, a stage production of the film, the first in the world authorized by Touchstone Pictures, was put on by the school. Peter Weir attended the opening night and spoke about the making of the film. See more »
When Keating is talking to his class about Shakespeare, McBeth and other poets, there is a close shot of one of the boys laughing. You can plainly see that the boys braces on his teeth are the more modern type where the bracket for the wire is glued to the outside of the tooth. In 1959, this had not been invented yet and kids wearing braces on their teeth would have had metal bands that were cemented to the whole tooth, covering it almost completely. The wire bracket would have been on the outward facing side of the band to support the wire for the straightening of the teeth. The newer version of the bracket being stuck only to the exterior side of the tooth would not have been developed for another 20 years. See more »
Me and Pitts are working on a hi-fi system. It shouldn't be that hard to, uh, to put together.
Yeah... Uh, I might be going to Yale... Uh, but I might not.
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There's so much good about this movie. The first time I saw it I watched it
solely for plot and I loved it. Now I've seen it again and watched Peter
Weir's filming and timing which is also great. Robin Williams is a terrific
actor when he's serious. He proved it in Good Will Hunting but he proved it
first here. If you liked that movie and your liking it had something to do
with Williams than you will like this one. The plot is about a number of
students who are taught by Williams about life. They are taught how to enjoy
themselves. This ends up causing great controversy among the heads of the
school. The students are terrific and even the dialogue is great. This is a
movie that I can't imagine anyone not liking. It is good in every
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