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Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film directed by Peter Weir, written by Tom Schulman, and starring Robin Williams. Set in 1959 at the fictional elite conservative boarding school Welton Academy, it tells the story of an English teacher who inspires his students through his teaching of poetry.

Plot

In 1959, Todd Anderson begins his junior year of high school at Welton Academy, an all-male prep school in Vermont. Assigned one of Welton's most promising students, senior Neil Perry, as his roommate, he meets his friends: Knox Overstreet, Richard Cameron, Steven Meeks, Gerard Pitts, and Charlie Dalton.

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    award Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay BAFTA Award for Best Film BAFTA Award for Best Original Music César Award for Best Foreign Film National Board of Review: Top Ten Films
    contentLocation Welton Academy
    director Peter Weir
    editor William M. Anderson
    genre drama
    keywords a midsummer night\'s dream act all-male belong carpe diem date domineering father english teacher expel harvard harvard university latin learn make up military academy o captain! my captain! open paddle prep school public school puck question rat school newspaper single-sex education teach that girl university-preparatory school vermont walk warn
    musicBy Maurice Jarre
    nomination Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role BAFTA Award for Best Direction BAFTA Award for Best Editing BAFTA Award for Best Film BAFTA Award for Best Original Music BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay César Award for Best Foreign Film David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor David di Donatello for Best Foreign Director Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Golden Globe Award for Best Director Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay
    producer Paul Junger Witt Steven Haft Tony Thomas
    productionCompany Silver Screen Partners IV Touchstone Pictures
    publisher Buena Vista Pictures Distribution Warner Bros.
    recordedAt Delaware
    theme high school teen drama