Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Review : Dead Poets Society

"Show me the heart unfettered by foolish dreams and I'll show you a happy man." - McAllister, 'Dead Poets Society'. 

Dead Poets Society : English teacher John Keating inspires his students to discover their love for poetry and seize the day.

Peter Weir creates a rather influential and educational back drop to what is at the heart of the film a modest drama of the time of the late 80's going into the late 90's. In the time period of which it came out 'Dead Poets Society' hits the bar for me as almost marking classified as a film of the golden years. The 90's I feel was the Golden Years of film because it's in the 90's films like 'The Shawshank Redemption', 'Pulp Fiction', 'Goodfellas' and 'The Green Mile' came out. 

All of those four examples are just a list of few of my all time favourite films from that period, Dead Poets Society has elements of raw good drama and light hearted moments for any viewer to grasp on to and really run with it and you can see various quirks and enthusiasms in it which make me as a viewer consider it to fit into the category of really great films, because in some ways it is a truly great film. 

It also allows me to consider the possibility of what I expect the film to be about, the film of many broad general perspectives drawn into one specific dynamic, when you watch it you'll understand my meaning and elaborate on it in your way. But my point being is that it's more than what it says on the tin, it's perspective and actually viewing it is what counts.

On general perspective, Dead Poets Society is a great film. In my view it was a very interesting film to watch with lots of narratives and broad perspectives and Robin Williams is superb in this, there are lots of credible memorable things about it which tend to stick out amongst all the odds. 

The Story goes that 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. And getting at this specific underline of "He was their inspiration. He made their lives extraordinary." 

It only takes something to make something extraordinary and out of the ordinary and successful and whatever way you wish to put it. I really like the way the film is directed, I thought the film was very well directed and contained continuous within both time and continuity, clean cut editing and I just think what this film has to offer is not just a perspective on what is to be exhilarated in terms of your understanding behind the film itself but of the parsecs in life as well. 7/10!

Next Review : 12 Rounds.

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