Remembering Robin Williams: DEAD POETS SOCIETY
The untimely passing of Robin Williams has prompted us to celebrate his life by highlighting some of our favorite films and mine happens to be Dead Poets Society.
Dead Poets Society was released in 1989 when I was 12 years old (boy do I feel even older now). Directed by Peter Weir, it stars Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles and a host of other supporting characters.
The story follows English teacher John Keating (Williams) who inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.
I recall seeing it in theaters multiple times with my friends. I would try to recruit new friends to experience it’s greatness with each new viewing. It’s message of not being afraid to be yourself and that you can be whatever you want to be really spoke to me. The story of a group of school boys on the verge of adulthood also spoke to me since I was soon turning 13.
Watch the video above to see me talk about how important Dead Poets Society is to me and keep reading to check out the trailer and some great scenes from the film:
Here are two of my favorite scenes:
Buy or rent Dead Poets Society on Amazon.
Stay tuned for more “Remembering Robin Williams” features this week.
What is your favorite Robin Williams movie?