死亡诗社（Dead Poets Society）
导演：彼得·威尔主演：罗宾·威廉斯 伊桑·霍克 罗伯特·肖恩·莱纳德
?1959年，威尔顿预备学院以它凝重的风格受到了当时人们的尊敬。在那里，教育的模式是固定的，不仅单调而且束缚了思想。然而这一切在一个新教师的手中发生了改变。John Keating 反传统的教育方法给学院带来了一丝生气：在他的课堂里，他鼓励学生站在课桌上，用一个崭新的视角去观察周围的世界；他向学生介绍了许多有思想的诗歌；他所提倡的自由发散式的思维哲学在学生中引起了巨大的反响。渐渐地，一些人接受了他，开始勇敢地面对每一天，把握他们自己的人生。不幸也在这时发生了……
He was their inspiration. He made their lives extraordinary.
There's so much good about this movie. The first time I saw it I watched it solely for plot and I loved it. Now I've seen it again and watched Peter Weir's filming and timing which is also great. Robin Williams is a terrific actor when he's serious. He proved it in Good Will Hunting but he proved it first here. If you liked that movie and your liking it had something to do with Williams than you will like this one. The plot is about a number of students who are taught by Williams about life. They are taught how to enjoy themselves. This ends up causing great controversy among the heads of the school. The students are terrific and even the dialogue is great. This is a movie that I can't imagine anyone not liking. It is good in every way.
There are certain films that get under your skin, never to come out. They change your life, subtly altering your perceptions of reality, almost always for the better.
Dead Poets Society is one of those few films.
I saw the movie back when I was in High School. I had a teacher who told us that we really needed to watch it; in fact, it was our "homework" for the day. We didn't need to bring back a report, or talk about it in class. All he asked from us was to watch it, make up our own mind about it, and that was it. As you can imagine, many friends of mine didn't watch it at all; I did. And yes, I feel I changed a bit from there on.
Back when you are young, you never really stop to think what in the world you are doing with your life. You simply live for the day, hope your grades will be enough to pass, and that's it. Long term thinking involves maybe flirting wi