Paul Junger Witt
Robert Sean Leonard
June 2, 1989 (1989-06-02) (U.S. limited, Toronto, Canada)
June 9, 1989 (1989-06-09) (U.S. wide)
July 20, 1989 (1989-07-20) (AUS)
September 22, 1989 (1989-09-22) (UK)
Dead Poets Society is a 1989 film directed by Peter Weir. Set in 1959 at a conservative and aristocratic boys prep school, it tells the story of an English teacher who inspires his students to change their lives of conformity through his teaching of poetry and literature. The movie is a modern interpretation of the transcendentalist movement.
The story is set in Welton Academy in Vermont and was filmed at St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware. The script, written by Tom Schulman, was based on his life at Montgomery Bell Academy, an all-boys preparatory school in Nashville, Tennessee. A novelization by Nancy H. Kleinbaum (ISBN 0553282980) based on the movie's script has also been published.
Seven boys, Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard), Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke), Knox Overstreet (Josh Charles), Charlie Dalton (Gale Hansen), Richard Cameron (Dylan Kussman), Steven Meeks (Allelon Ruggiero) and Gerard Pitts (James Waterston) attend the prestigious Welton Academy prep school, which is based on four principles: Tradition, Honour, Discipline and Excellence.
On the first day of class, the students are introduced to their overwhelming and extraordinary curriculum by sullen headmaster Gale Nolan (Norman Lloyd). However, their new English teacher John Keating (Robin Williams) tells the students that they may call him "O Captain! My Captain!" (the title of a... [continues]
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