In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German ... See full summary »
Hannah Taylor Gordon,
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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To guide his lead actor Robin Williams, Peter Weir called the character "Robin Keating" as he wanted the scripted character to be "shaded with 15 percent of Williams' own off-the-cuff dialog". See more »
After Keating instructs the boys to rip out the introduction to their poetry textbook, his lip movements do not match the speech. See more »
[quoting Henry David Thoreau]
"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life."
I'll second that.
"To put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived."
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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 way.
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