Dead Poets Society (1989)

I enjoyed this movie for a couple of reasons. First, I enjoyed Robin Williams performance; due to the role model aspect of his character (John Keating), I was reminded of his role in Good Will Hunting (1997). Second, the interaction between the school boys and their growth throughout the school year under Keating carried with it a range of emotions consisting of happiness, triumph, and sadness.

John Keating (Robin Williams)

Overall, I would recommend the film to fans of drama (genre), theater, and literature. In general, anyone with a degree of appreciate for the arts may find this film particularly inspiring.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 97% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down.

Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard)


Instant Comments:
A: While writing this post, I realized that the actor playing Neil Perry is the same actor in the role of Dr. James Wilson on the television series House - except about fifteen years older.
1: Haha. "Well come on."
1: There chanting in a circle reminds me of when two of my friends and I went camping and we were chanting/singing as we walked around the campfire.

Charlie Dalton (Gale Hansen)

1: "Mr. Anderson? Don't think that I don't know that this assignment scares the hell out of you, you mole."
1: Powerful dialogue.
A sweaty-toothed madman with a stare that pounds my brain. [...]
H-His hands reach out and choke me. [...]
And, and all the time he's mumbling. [...]

Keaton responds to Todd's poem.
Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke)

[He's mumbling,] "Truth. Truth is like, like a blanket that always leaves your feet cold." [...]
Y-Y-Y-You push it, stretch it, it'll never be enough. You kick at it, beat it, it'll never cover any of us. From the moment we enter crying to the moment we leave dying, it will just cover your face as you wail and cry and scream.
1: Dalton, in most settings would be viewed as a miscreant, but fits perfectly into Keating's class. ("I'm exercising the right not to walk.")
1: "Phone call from God... Now if it had been collect, it would have been daring!" - Keating

Knox Overstreet (Josh Charles)

1: "What did she say?" "Nothing." "What do you mean nothing?" "Nothing, but I did it."
1: Oh my goodness... What's gonna happen? The feeling I get is that he's gonna kill himself. But... (he's touching the laurel wreath and such...)
1: I suppose it had to end the way it did. As the impact of the movie in this way is more than if he was able to express himself...
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Watched 20170916 (Netflix, Instant)
Dead Poets Society (1989) Peter Weir. 128 min

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