Excerpt: I was channel surfing the other day and caught a bit of “Patch Adams”, a movie which I’d never seen. I didn’t watch the whole thing but I was familiar with the plot. The 80’s saw the rise of a young comic by the name of Robin Willaims and he made his mark (or “Mork”, rather) in television on the...
Summary: 'Dead Poets Society' is a very well made film with a cast of young up-and-coming stars. It looks back, with nostalgia and honesty combined, on a simple time where individualism wasn't expected of these bright young men.
Conclusion: To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life! Of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here. That life exists. That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
Conclusion: Beautifully directed and with an Oscar-winning story, Dead Poets is an often overlooked screen gem. Itís notable also for a baby-faced Ethan Hawke and a premium performance from Robin Williams.