Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society

Director: Peter Weir Cast: Robin Williams
Robin Williams
, Robert Sean Leonard
Robert Sean Leonard
, Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke
, Josh Charles
Josh Charles
Peter Weir
Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society

Director: Peter Weir Cast: Robin Williams
Robin Williams
, Robert Sean Leonard
Robert Sean Leonard
, Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke
, Josh Charles
Josh Charles
Peter Weir

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Overview

Robin Williams toned down his usually manic comic approach in this successful period drama. In 1959, the Welton Academy is a staid but well-respected prep school where education is a pragmatic and rather dull affair. Several of the students, however, have their thoughts on the learning process (and life itself) changed when a new teacher comes to the school. John Keating (Williams) is an unconventional educator who tears chapters of his textbooks and asks his students to stand on their desks to see the world from a new angle. Keating introduces his students to poetry, and his free-thinking attitude and the liberating philosophies of the authors he introduces to his class have a profound effect on his students, especially Todd (Ethan Hawke), who would like to be a writer; Neil ( Robert Sean Leonard), who dreams of being an actor, despite the objections of his father; Knox (Josh Charles), a hopeless romantic; Steven (Allelon Ruggiero), an intellectual who learns to use his heart as well as his head; Charlie (Gale Hansen), who begins to lose his blasé attitude; unconventional Gerard (James Waterston); and practical Richard (Dylan Kussman). Keating urges his students to seize the day and live their lives boldly; but when this philosophy leads to an unexpected tragedy, headmaster Mr. Nolan (Norman Lloyd) fires Keating, and his students leap to his defense. Dead Poets Society was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Williams; it won one, for Tom Schulman's original screenplay.


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Product Details

Release Date: 01/17/2012
UPC: 0786936761481
Original Release: 1989
Rating: PG
Source: Touchstone / Disney
Region Code: ABC
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:09:00
Sales rank: 12,574

Special Features

"Dead Poets": A look back; Raw takes; Master of sound: Alan Spiet - interviews with David Lynch and Peter Weir; Cinematographer master class - an intensive and inspiration lighting workshop; Audio commentary with director Peter Weir, cinematographer John Seale and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Tom Schulman (1989, Best Original Screenplay); Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robin Williams John Keating
Robert Sean Leonard Neil Perry
Ethan Hawke Todd Anderson
Josh Charles Knox Overstreet
Gale Hansen Charlie Dalton
Dylan Kussman Richard Cameron
Allelon Ruggiero Steven Meeks
James Waterston Gerard Pitts
Norman Lloyd Mr. Nolan
Kurtwood Smith Mr. Perry
Carla Belver Mrs. Perry
Leon Pownall McAllister
Howard Feuer Actor
George Martin Dr. Hager
Joe Aufiery Chemistry Teacher
Kevin Cooney Joe Danburry
Jane Moore Mrs. Danburry
Lara Flynn Boyle Ginny Danburry
Alexandra Powers Chris Noel
Melora Walters Gloria
Welker White Tina
Alan Pottinger Bubba
John Cunningham Mr. Anderson
Debra Mooney Mrs. Anderson
Charles N. Lord Mr. Dalton

Technical Credits
Peter Weir Director
John Anderson Set Decoration/Design
William M. Anderson Editor
Howard Feuer Casting
Steven Haft Co-producer
Duncan Henderson Associate Producer
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Marilyn Matthews Costumes/Costume Designer
Priscilla Nedd Editor
Tom Schulman Screenwriter
John Seale Cinematographer
Lee Smith Editor
Wendy Stites Production Designer
Tony Thomas Co-producer
Sandy Veneziano Art Director
Charles Wilborn Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Junger Witt Co-producer

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