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Dead Poets Society

Author: Peter WeirSteven HaftPaul Junger WittTony ThomasTom SchulmanAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA. : Touchstone Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [1998]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Robin Williams portrays English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
French language materials
Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Weir; Steven Haft; Paul Junger Witt; Tony Thomas; Tom Schulman; Robin Williams; Robert Sean Leonard; Ethan Hawke; Josh Charles; Gale Hansen; Dylan Kussman; Maurice Jarre; Silver Screen Partners IV,; Witt-Thomas Productions,; Touchstone Pictures,; Touchstone Home Video (Firm),; Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm),
ISBN: 1558908870 9781558908871 0788853643 9780788853647
Language Note: In English or dubbed French; closed-captioned in English for the deaf and hard of hearing [SDH].
OCLC Number: 40924552
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1989.
DVD release date 1998 per Amazon.com website.
Credits: Director of photography, John Seale ; music by Maurice Jarre ; editor, William Anderson.
Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen, Dylan Kussman.
Awards: Academy Award, 1990: Best writing, screenplay written directly for the screen.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.; Canadian home video rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen version presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio (1.85:1); Dolby Digital surround.
Contents: Program start --
Opening credits --
Business as usual --
Unorthodox methods --
On poetry --
Freethinkers --
The Society reconvenes --
Finding a voice --
Stirred up --
Combining disciplines --
Original poetry --
Lesson on conformity --
Aerodynamic desk set --
Seizing the moment --
Paternal displeasure --
Seeking counsel --
Persistent visitor --
Visitor --
Severe consequences --
Drastic measure --
Honor code --
Taking a stand --
End credits.
Other Titles: Dead Poets Society (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Touchstone Pictures presents in association with Silver Screen Partners IV ; a Steven Haft production in association with Witt-Thomas Productions ; a Peter Weir film ; written by Tom Schulman ; produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas ; directed by Peter Weir.

Abstract:

Robin Williams portrays English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever.
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