Dead Poets' Society is truly one of the best movies I have ever seen. It is a 1989 Academy Award-winning film directed by Peter Weir. Set in 1859, it is a a heart-warming and heart-breaking examination of the emotional evolution of a group of students at a prestigious all-male school known for its harsh rules and adherence to rules and regulations. Ruled over by their parents' wishes that their sons carry on the family name with honorable occupations like law and medicine, these students find themselves at a stand-still when they arrive. Their English professor, John Keating, played by Robin Williams, changes all of this. He reversed the normal approach to teaching poetry by infusing in their minds a life-affirming love of words and a "Seize the day" attitude.

This is a movie where poetry, passion, comedy and tragedy are fused into one. It is brimming with feelings of adolescent and sentiment because it explores the deepest desires of a teenager despite the presence of authoritarian parents and pressures in the society. I can tell that this is the most influential movie I have ever seen in my life and I was truly inspired to change. Carpe Diem! -Seize the day for it will never happen again.



April 28, 2008 at 6:40 AM

oohhhh i must be watching this movie ayt now. great blog.. nice work.