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Dead Poets Society

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Original title
Dead Poets Society
Running time
124 min.
United States United States
Tom Schulman
Maurice Jarre
John Seale
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Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners IV
Drama | Education. Schools & University. Literature. 1950s. Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life.
1990: César Award: Best Foreign Film
1989: Oscar: Original Screenplay. Nominated for Picture, Director, Actor (Williams)
1989: 4 nominations for Golden Globe: Drama, Director, Actor, Writing
1989: BAFTA: Best Movie, Best Score. Nominated for Director, Actor, Writing, Editing
1989: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1989: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
1989: David di Donatello: Foreign Film. Nominated for Foreign Director, Foreign Actor
1989: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nom. for Most Promising Actor (Sean Leonard)
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