Dead Poets Society ()

directed by Peter Weir
featuring Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen

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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 ...

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coachd

Jan 31, 2009

Great film

A Great film! Excellent was the condition. I use this in a class I teach. I am thankful that I use Alibris as a merchandiser for the classes which I teach as well as a vendor for gifts that I give.

dawgma347

Apr 9, 2008

Carpe Diem

A simply timeless cinematic piece. With all the movies made about teachers and students, Dead Poets Society is in at the head of the class. If only everyone in the world can think back to their elementary or high school years and remember the one who have impacted us and made us who we are. Robin Williams plays an unconventional English teacher at a conservative prep school. His bizarre antics and charisma inspires and drives the boys in his class to search deeper within themselves. If initially as a form of rebellion or lashing out, they soon discover more to this secret society. A powerful movie with an inspiring message. Seize the day.

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