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The Resource Dead Poets Society, Touchstone Pictures presents, in association with Silver Screen Partners IV, a Steven Haft production in association with Witt-Thomas Productions ; written by Tom Schulman ; produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas ; directed by Peter Weir

Dead Poets Society, Touchstone Pictures presents, in association with Silver Screen Partners IV, a Steven Haft production in association with Witt-Thomas Productions ; written by Tom Schulman ; produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas ; directed by Peter Weir

Label
Dead Poets Society
Title
Dead Poets Society
Statement of responsibility
Touchstone Pictures presents, in association with Silver Screen Partners IV, a Steven Haft production in association with Witt-Thomas Productions ; written by Tom Schulman ; produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas ; directed by Peter Weir
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Distributor
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Robin Williams portrays English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm-- changing their lives forever
Member of
Awards note
  • 1989 Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Schulman) ; Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in Leading Role (Williams).
  • BAFTA Awards, 1990: Best Film ; Best Original Film Score (Jarre)
Cataloging source
OMI
Characteristic
videorecording
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Dead Poets Society (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Director of photography, John Seale ; editor, William Anderson ; music, Maurice Jarre
Dewey number
791.43/72
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Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
English or French language soundtracks (Dolby surround); English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.D433 2006
PerformerNote
Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen, Dylan Kussman, Allelon Ruggiero, James Waterston, Alexandra Powers, Norman Lloyd, Kurtwood Smith, George Martin, Leon Pownall
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  • 1943-2018
  • 1947 December 7-
  • 1951-2014
  • 1969-
  • 1970-
  • 1971-
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  • 1929-2010
  • 1942-
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  • Weir, Peter
  • Haft, Steven
  • Witt, Paul Junger
  • Thomas, Tony
  • Schulman, Tom
  • Williams, Robin
  • Leonard, Robert Sean
  • Hawke, Ethan
  • Charles, Josh
  • Hansen, Gale
  • Kussman, Dylan
  • Ruggiero, Allelon
  • Waterston, James
  • Powers, Alexandra
  • Lloyd, Norman
  • Smith, Kurtwood
  • Martin, George
  • Pownall, Leon
  • Jarre, Maurice
  • Seale, John
  • Anderson, William
  • Touchstone Pictures
  • Silver Screen Partners IV
  • Witt-Thomas Productions
  • Touchstone Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
129
Series statement
Hartwick classic film leadership case
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  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Boarding school students
  • English teachers
  • Boarding schools
  • French language materials
  • Boarding school students
  • Boarding schools
  • English teachers
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • United States
  • Teacher-student relationship
  • Private schools
  • English teachers
  • Teacher-student relationship
  • Private schools
  • English teachers
Target audience
adolescent
Technique
live action
Label
Dead Poets Society, Touchstone Pictures presents, in association with Silver Screen Partners IV, a Steven Haft production in association with Witt-Thomas Productions ; written by Tom Schulman ; produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas ; directed by Peter Weir
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Edition from disc label
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1989
  • Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Bonus features: "Dead Poets" : a look back (27 min.) (featuring new interview footage with director Peter Weir, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and many more); raw takes; Master of sound: Alan Splet (11 min.) (new interviews with David Lynch and Peter Weir); Cinematography master class (15 min.) (an interview and inspirational lighting workshop with cinematographer John Seale; audio commentary (with director Peter Weir, cinematographer John Seale and writer Tom Schulman); theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new semester -- Seize the day -- Understanding poetry -- The reconvening of the Dead Poets Society -- A different perspective -- Chances -- Find your own walk -- Unorthodox ideas -- Neil's dream -- "Oh captain, my captain."
Control code
ocm63135044
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 129 min.)
Isbn
9780788853647
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
786936239911
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
35171
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC, dual layer, widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Dead Poets Society, Touchstone Pictures presents, in association with Silver Screen Partners IV, a Steven Haft production in association with Witt-Thomas Productions ; written by Tom Schulman ; produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas ; directed by Peter Weir
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Edition from disc label
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1989
  • Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Bonus features: "Dead Poets" : a look back (27 min.) (featuring new interview footage with director Peter Weir, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and many more); raw takes; Master of sound: Alan Splet (11 min.) (new interviews with David Lynch and Peter Weir); Cinematography master class (15 min.) (an interview and inspirational lighting workshop with cinematographer John Seale; audio commentary (with director Peter Weir, cinematographer John Seale and writer Tom Schulman); theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new semester -- Seize the day -- Understanding poetry -- The reconvening of the Dead Poets Society -- A different perspective -- Chances -- Find your own walk -- Unorthodox ideas -- Neil's dream -- "Oh captain, my captain."
Control code
ocm63135044
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 129 min.)
Isbn
9780788853647
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
786936239911
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
35171
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC, dual layer, widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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