Dead Poets Society is an American film released in 1989. This film tells the story of a teacher who is an alumni of the school where he teaches, and the teacher tries to inspire his students to always make changes in their lives by understanding the essence of poetry. The school where he teaches is an all-boys school with very strict rules and is set in the 1950s.
There are several top actors who starred in this film, including Robin Williams as the teacher (Mr. Keating), Ethan Hawke as Todd Anderson (who was nineteen years old at the time), Robert Sean Leonard as Neil Perry, Josh Charles as Knox Overstreet, Gale Hansen as Charlie Dalton, Dylan Kussman as Richard Cameron, Allelon Ruggiero as Steven Meeks, James Watterston as Gerrard Pitts, Kurtwood Smith as Mr. Perry (Neil Perry’s father), Norman Lloyd as Mr. Nolan (principal), and Alexandra Powers as Chris Noel (Knox Overstreet’s crush).
Review Dead Poets Society: Tells about seven young people
This film begins with a story about seven young people (Neil, Todd, Charlie, Smeeks, Pitts, Knox, and Cameron) who are studying at Walton Academy. The Walton Academy is an all-boys boarding school that applies very strict rules. The principles of this academy are tradition, honor, discipline, and achievement. When the school started learning, the principal (Mr. Nolan) informed all educators and students that he had replaced an English teacher with an educator who was an alumni of the academy and had studied at Harvard University, namely Mr. Keating.
The strict school rules made the seven young men often feel bored, especially since Neil was demanded by his father to study hard so he could graduate that year. However, after Mr. Keating taught in their class, the classroom learning, which was originally stiff, became fluid. Mr. Way Keating taught the seven young men to be excited.
Mr. Teaching System Keating
In each lesson, Mr. Keating always encourages his students to always make changes in their lives and invites them all to interested in poetry. In addition, Mr. Keating also tended to employ unconventional learning methods, such as having his students tear up their textbooks and climb onto their desks. He does this so that his students are able to think for themselves from their own point of view and change their lives. The famous slogan in this film “carpe diem” which means “pick the day”, which used by Mr. Keating to encourage his students to take action to reach today.
As a result, the seven young men became increasingly interested in learning Mr.’s poetry. Keating, and Mr. Keating considered more than just a teacher. The seven young men also secretly try to go to a cave at night to recite poetry and name their association the Dead Poets Society, according to the name stated in Mr. Keating.
Review Dead Poets Society: Inspiring Movies
Apart from discussing education and poetry, this film also inspires all of us to dare to take action to get what we want. One example is Knox Overstreet, who began to dare to approach his idol, Chris Noel.
At the end of this film, Charlie Dalton expelled from school after his article discovered by the principal, who insults him in front of other students. Meanwhile, Mr. Keating eventually fired from school for influencing the seven youths to act against the principles of the school, especially when Neil committed suicide because his father opposed his drama performance. However, what Mr. Keating is actually doing is just shaping his students so that they can live according to his wishes.
This film is perfect for those of you who like the genres of friendship, literature, and romance. Apart from that, this film also highly recommended for those of you who often feel inferior to your ideals.
That’s all I want to say about this film review, as the mistakes and shortcomings in this review are my personal responsibility. That’s all I want to say. I hope this review can inspire us all.