Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil, 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, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life. Written by
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A famous quote from the film is "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." Robin Williams previously appeared in a film titled Seize the Day (1986). See more »
Near the beginning, starlings honk like geese. See more »
[about joining the DPS]
It'll help you get Chris!
[Dalton rushes off to class]
But why do they swoon?
[runs after Dalton]
Charlie, tell me why they swoon!
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Not only will this movie touch your heart and bring tears, it will inspire you to be a better teacher to others and to follow your dreams no matter what the boundaries may be. It is truly poetry on the screen... a great story and a touching social commentary on humanity and life's greatest challenges. If you haven't seen it yet, rent it now. It has taken my love of poetry to an entirely new level!
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