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Introduction

"Set at a fictional boarding school in America in 1959, Dead Poets Society tells the story of the arrival of a new, innovative teacher, John Keating, and the effect his personality and teaching methods have on his students. Welton Academy is a prestigious school and its students are expected to attain high grades and graduate into fields such as medicine, finance and law. Self-expression is discouraged, being seen as frivolous, and discipline is strict. Mr Keating encourages students to think for themselves, which has both positive and negative consequences. The two main characters, Neil and Todd, are outwardly very different but inwardly both are passionate and artistic young men. They deal with their desires very differently and, when a death occurs, the teachers, parents and students are left with the difficult task of assigning responsibility." (Dewis, 2011)

Reviews

The Movie Show

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Kuipers, R. (Producer), & Cawthorn, G. (Director). (1989, 19 July). Dead Poets Society: Peter Weir Interview [Video file]. Retrieved June 6, 2015, from SBS: http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/11710531673/Dead-Poets-Society-Peter-Weir-interview

Film Techniques

Movie Trailer

UsSkyPic. (2014, August 12). Dead Poets Society (1989) - Trailer HD Remastered [Video file]. Retrieved June 6, 2015, from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/

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Elements of Fiction

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