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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dead Poets Society (Tom Schulman)

In this film, directed by Peter Weir, painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society and encourages them to seize the day, no matter what. Each, in their own way, does this, and is changed for life.

Starring: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen

Why I loved this film: To begin with, Robin Williams plays Mr. Keating, the English teacher we all wish we had had. He brings warmth, passion, and an endearing quiet humour to the role as he aspires to teach these young men both the beauty of the English language and the importance of living life to the full, of "seizing the day".
Nowadays, there is no one that does not use the Latin sentence "Carpe Diem" when things go wrong or when there should be a little hope somewhere. It is a true lesson this film taught us, to Carpe Diem, that is, seize the day. Do not worry about what will happen next or what others will think, just do what your heart tells you to and when you are older at least you know you have lived. A true lesson at a school where boys could not be boys!
Nowadays, when I feel like crying and it seems like life is going nowhere I try to seize the day, to forget my worries and get all my forces together because it is all I can do: When you fall down, just get back on your feet and move on with life, trying to live it to the fullest. CARPE DIEM.

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