History Film / DeadPoetsSociety

30th Apr '17 6:41:05 AM snichols1973
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* CallingTheOldManOut: Neil's father is extremely controlling and dominating, and at one point he starts to call him on never listening to his own son or showing any interest in what he wants to do with his life, [[spoiler: but he can't follow through and he gives up halfway.]]

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* CallingTheOldManOut: Neil's father is extremely controlling and dominating, and at one point he starts to call him on never listening to his own son or showing any interest in what he wants to do with his life, [[spoiler: but he can't follow through and he gives up halfway.]] [[DefiedTrope Defied]] when Mr. Perry calls Neil's bluff:
-->'''Neil''': I've got to tell you what I feel!
-->'''Mrs. Perry''': We've been so worried about you!
-->'''Mr. Perry''': What? What? Tell me what you feel! What is it? Is it more of this, this acting business? Because you can forget that! What?
-->'''Neil''': Nothing.
-->'''Mr. Perry''': Nothing? Well, then, let's go to bed.
5th Apr '17 6:00:42 AM snichols1973
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* DogLatin: Knox has one of these moments when trying to make a move on Chris:
-->'''Knox''': ''Carpe breastum''. Seize the breast.
** And Charlie when he claims the cave:
-->'''Charlie''': ''Carpe cavem'', boys, seize the cave. [[note]]He's actually saying "Seize the beware"; the actual translation of "Seize the cave" would be "Carpe speluncum".[[/note]]
24th Mar '17 7:04:56 PM Typhon
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''Dead Poets Society'' is a 1989 drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Creator/RobinWilliams in one of his earlier "serious" roles. The movie was nominated for four Academy Awards: Robin Williams for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Picture and winning for Best Original Screenplay.

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''Dead Poets Society'' is a 1989 drama film directed by Peter Weir Creator/PeterWeir and starring Creator/RobinWilliams in one of his earlier "serious" roles. The movie was nominated for four Academy Awards: Robin Williams for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Picture and winning for Best Original Screenplay.
21st Jan '17 6:16:43 AM snichols1973
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* BerserkButton: Never contradict or talk back to Mr. Perry, especially if you happen to be Neil.
21st Jan '17 6:13:32 AM snichols1973
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* DoNotCallMePaul:
-->'''Charlie''' [recurring line]: [[RunningGag The name is "Nuwanda."]]
21st Jan '17 5:30:00 AM snichols1973
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* TheUnfavourite: Todd's parents almost certainly value his older brother more than him.

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* TheUnfavourite: Todd's parents almost certainly value his older brother Jeffrey more than him.
1st Dec '16 8:55:39 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Delaware for Vermont.
21st Nov '16 1:24:15 AM lalalei2001
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* PunchClockVillain: The writers tried to avoid the good-students versus bad-teachers angle by writing the faculty and parents as just doing their jobs and teaching the kids the way it was done at that time.
20th Nov '16 9:23:12 PM lalalei2001
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Keating's antics don't go over well with the school administration and teachers. He has at least two conversations about this during the course of the film. While the audience is set up to believe their adherence to tradition and conformity are a bad thing, both conversations drive the point home. "Free thinkers at seventeen? Teach them to learn and the rest will follow." A prep school education is designed to send the young men on to college, and trying to be an artist will only end in disappointment.
20th Nov '16 9:19:53 PM lalalei2001
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Keating's antics don't go over well with the school administration and teachers. He has at least two conversations about this during the course of the film. While the audience is set up to believe their adherence to tradition and conformity are a bad thing, both conversations drive the point home. "Free thinkers at seventeen? Teach them to learn and the rest will follow." A prep school education is designed to send the young men on to college, and trying to be an artist will only end in disappointment.
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