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Dead Poets Society, 1989

Dead Poets Society
Directed by: Peter Weir
Written by: Tom Schulman
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  128 min
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The mood of Dead Poets Society is uplifting, bittersweet, and sentimental. The plot centers around boarding school life, a dedicated educator, and teachers and students. It is a drama and period movie. Stylistically, Dead Poets Society stars an ensemble cast and is talky. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The setting is Vermont and New England. Dead Poets Society happens in the 1950s. The movie is known for being an Oscar winner, a blockbuster, and critically acclaimed. It is especially suggested for teens.

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Dead Poets Society (1989)

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A prep-school teacher (Robin Williams) in 1959 New England rouses seven of his students with poetry. more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 2 June 1989
Runtime: 128 min
Awards: Academy Awards

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Tom Schulman for Best Original Screenplay at the 1989 Academy Awards

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Robin Williams Robin Williams As John Keating
Robert Sean Leonard Robert Sean Leonard As Neil Perry
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Beneath the polished surface, Dead Poets Society is moribund at the core - too pat, too safe and too hypocritical, as conformist as the conformity it so easily decries.
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Sings whenever Williams is onscreen.
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02.August.2013 |  by: wildewhitman
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This film is possibly Robin Williams greatest film, which is saying a lot with a career like he has had. The plot line grabs you right away and keeps you interested without being too obvious. The film gets a point across, without being preachy or...
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Great performance by Robin Williams in this teacher and student film. he portrays a dedicated teacher who encourages his students to follow their dreams, despite the management's disapproval of his methods. very emotional and touching.
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