History Film / DeadPoetsSociety

9th Apr '18 7:48:25 PM snichols1973
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* {{Turncoat}}: Richard Cameron, from the Society to the school authorities.
30th Mar '18 10:12:38 PM GarrulousTiger
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* TheFifties: Set in 1959.

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* TheFifties: Set in 1959. There are glimpses of the popular culture of the day, including early rock and roll music and teenagers openly smoking in (the public) high school without reprisal, in the scenes which take place outside Welton.


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* OhCrap: Neil's reaction to seeing his father at the play - ''during the performance'' no less.
30th Mar '18 10:03:03 PM GarrulousTiger
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* DeletedScene: Creator/LaraFlynnBoyle, not long before her breakout role in ''Series/TwinPeaks'', was cast in a bit role as Ginny (Chet's sister and one of Chris's friends), but all of her scenes were deleted from the final cut, although she can be glimpsed in a few other scenes as a non-speaking extra.
30th Mar '18 10:02:21 PM GarrulousTiger
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* DeletedScene: Creator/LaraFlynnBoyle, not long before her breakout role in ''Series/TwinPeaks'', was cast in a bit role as Ginny (Chet's sister and one of Chris's friends), but all of her scenes were deleted from the final cut, although she can be glimpsed in a few other scenes as a non-speaking extra.



** Although Knox's fears may have been somewhat justified, as Welton, unlike the public high school Chris attends, is not co-educational, and



** Knox's crush, Chris Noel, may have been named after the real-life Chris Noel, a model, actress and singer who became a favorite of American troops during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. The real-life Chris Noel is a blonde, just like the fictional Chris Noel, and graduated high school in 1959, making both Chris Noels similar in age.

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** Knox's crush, Chris Noel, may have been named after the real-life Chris Noel, a model, actress and singer who became a favorite of American troops during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. The real-life Chris Noel is a blonde, just like the fictional Chris Noel, and graduated high school in 1959, making both Chris Noels women similar in age.
30th Mar '18 9:48:40 PM GarrulousTiger
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** Knox's crush, Chris Noel, may have been named after the real-life Chris Noel, a model, actress and singer who became a favorite of American troops during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. The real-life Chris Noel is a blonde, just like the fictional Chris Noel, and graduated high school in 1959, making both Chris Noels similar in age.
20th Mar '18 8:56:47 AM snichols1973
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* PerformanceAnxiety: Todd has a very severe case of this, leading to initial reluctance to join the Dead Poets Society, since he thinks it will mean having to read aloud in front of other people. Fortunately Neil insists that he doesn't have to read, and lets him take meeting minutes instead.
** Keating knows all too well that Todd has this, and still gets him to come up with an impromptu poem, resulting in a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for Todd.

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* PerformanceAnxiety: Todd has a very severe case of this, leading to initial reluctance to join the Dead Poets Poeets Society, since he thinks it will mean having to read aloud in front of other people. Fortunately Neil insists that he doesn't have to read, and lets him take meeting minutes instead.
** Keating knows all too well that tat Todd has this, and still gets him to come up with an impromptu poem, resulting in a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for Todd.


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* ShoutOut: The film's ending where the students (except for Cameron) stand on their desks in a farewell salute to Keating is reminiscent of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Changing of the Guard", where Ellis Fowler, an aging prep school teacher has been asked to retire, and just when Fowler is looking back on his life wondering if his teachings had any impact on the youths he had instructed, he hears the bells ringing and enters his classroom, seeing ghosts of other students who had died in heroic actions, and is inspired to know that his efforts were not in vain.
31st Dec '17 3:14:04 PM AtticusOmundson
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->''"Only in their dreams can men be truly free. Twas always thus, and always thus will be."''
26th Dec '17 1:59:11 PM snichols1973
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* DogLatin: Knox has one of these moments when trying to make a move on Chris:

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* DogLatin: From the novelization, Knox has one of these moments when trying to make a move on Chris:



** And Charlie when he claims the cave:

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** And Charlie (in the novel version) when he claims the cave:


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Charlie "Nuwanda" Dalton, who already got the Society in hot water with the "phone call from God" prank, confronts and punches Cameron after he ratted the D.P.S. out to Dean Nolan, and gets expelled from Welton in the process.
2nd Dec '17 5:57:20 AM Willbyr
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27th Nov '17 7:32:58 PM snichols1973
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A book adaptation of the film was published shortly afterwards by N.H. Kleinbaum.



** Mr. Keating finds J. Evan Pritchard's "Understanding Poetry" mathematical formula of poetic excellence to be utter rubbish, and even has the students tear that preface out of their textbooks.

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** Mr. Keating finds J. Evan Evans Pritchard's "Understanding Poetry" mathematical formula of poetic excellence to be utter rubbish, and even has the students tear that preface out of their textbooks.
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