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Dead Poets Society

Author: Steven HaftPeter WeirPaul Junger WittTony ThomasTom SchulmanAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Touchstone Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Secondary (senior high) school : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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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: Videos (DVD)
Feature films
Historical films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Haft; Peter Weir; Paul Junger Witt; Tony Thomas; Tom Schulman; Robin Williams; Robert Sean Leonard; Ethan Hawke; Maurice Jarre; Josh Charles; Dylan Kussman; Allelon Ruggiero; James Waterston; Alexandra Powers; Kurtwood Smith; Leon Pownall; John Seale; Silver Screen Partners IV.; Witt-Thomas Productions.; Touchstone Pictures.; Touchstone Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788853643 9780788853647
OCLC Number: 63135044
Language Note: English or French language soundtracks (Dolby surround); subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Notes: Edition from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1989.
Recorded in Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound.
Includes 2 previews of other motion pictures.
"Dual-layer format"--Container.
Bonus features: "Dead Poets" : a look back (featuring new interview footage with director Peter Weir, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and many more); raw takes; Master of sound: Alan Splet (new interviews with David Lynch and Peter Weir); cinematography master class (an interview and inspirational lighting workshop with cinematographer John Seale; audio commentary (with director Peter Weir, cinematographer John Seale and writer Tom Schulman); theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, John Seale ; editor, William Anderson ; music, Maurice Jarre.
Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen, Dylan Kussman, Allelon Ruggiero, James Waterston, Alexandra Powers, Norman Lloyd, Kurtwood Smith, George Martin, Leon Pownall.
Awards: Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Schulman).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Widescreen version presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio (1.85:1).
Contents: A new semester --
Seize the day --
Understanding poetry --
The reconvening of the Dead Poets Society --
A different perspective --
Chances --
Find your own walk --
Unorthodox ideas --
Neil's dream --
"Oh captain, my captain."
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 ; written by Tom Schulman ; produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas ; directed by Peter Weir.

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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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