Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dead Poets Society (1989)

From NetFlix: "John Keating (Robin Williams) is an unconventional English teacher who lives by a simple motto: Seize the day! Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard) is a prep school student who dreams of being an actor but lives in fear of his imperious father, who wants to see him matriculated into Harvard's medical school. Can Keating -- and his infectious love of poetry -- inspire Neil to reach for his dreams? The screenplay won an Oscar." 1989 129 minutes

This movie has these memorable lines:
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

This is a fine movie. Well acted, deep, memorable.

1 comment:

chazz said...

Not sure aside from the suicide how this enters medical realm but it was a good film if Willams may have been a bit overwrought in role.The settings may be the definitive ones for Prep Scool.Good but no Mr.Chips.