ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday September 9, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 15
TV Times  

‘Dead Poet’s Society’ depicts extraordinary classroom

Academy awarded movie 'Dead Poet's Society' directed by Peter Weir will be screened at the American Centre at 6.00 pm on Tuesday, September 11. This 1989 film which was also nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

(Robin Williams ), Best Director (Peter Weir) Best Picture (Steven Haft,Paul Junger Witt Tony Thomas) and won BAFTA Film Awarded for the Best Film, the film is set in 1959, the Welton Academy is a staid but well-respected prep school where education is a pragmatic and very serious affair. However, this atmosphere soon changes when a new teacher arrives at the school. John Keating (Robin Williams) uses unconventional methods to inspire his students into seeing the world in a different light and going against the norm, to think for themselves and do what they truly want to do, instead of what their parents decide would be best for them.

Keating's free-thinking attitude and the liberating philosophies of the authors he introduces to his class have a profound effect on his students, especially Todd (Ethan Hawke), who dreams of becoming a writer; Keating urges his students to seize the day and live their lives boldly, but when this philosophy leads to an unexpected tragedy, headmaster Mr. Nolan (Norman Lloyd) fires Keating, and his students leap to his defense.

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