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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 ; a Peter Weir film ; written by Tom Schulman ; produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas ; directed by Peter Weir, (videorecording)

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

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 ; a Peter Weir film ; written by Tom Schulman ; produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas ; directed by Peter Weir
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • 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
Awards note
Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Schulman).
Cataloging source
OMI
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, John Seale ; music by Maurice Jarre ; editor, William Anderson
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
English or French language soundtracks (Dolby surround) ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.D433 2006
PerformerNote
Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1944-
  • 1943-2018
  • 1947 Dec. 7-
  • 1951-2014
  • 1969-
  • 1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Haft, Steven
  • Weir, Peter
  • Witt, Paul Junger
  • Thomas, Tony
  • Schulman, Tom
  • Williams, Robin
  • Leonard, Robert Sean
  • Hawke, Ethan
  • Jarre, Maurice
  • Silver Screen Partners IV
  • Witt-Thomas Productions
  • Touchstone Pictures
  • Touchstone Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
129
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Boarding school students
  • English teachers
  • Boarding schools
  • French language materials
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 ; a Peter Weir film ; written by Tom Schulman ; produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas ; directed by Peter Weir, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1989
  • Bonus features: "Dead Poets": a look back (featuring new interview footage with director Peter Weir, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and many more; Raw takes ; Master of sound: Alan Splet (new interviews with David Lynch and Peter Weir) ; Cinematography master class (an interview and inspirational lighting workshop with cinematographer John Seale; Audio commentary (with director Peter Weir, cinematographer John Seale and writer Tom Schulman) ; Technical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm63135044
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 129 min. + extras)
Isbn
9780788853647
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
35171
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)63135044
System details
DVD, Widescreen version presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio (1.85:1)
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 ; a Peter Weir film ; written by Tom Schulman ; produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas ; directed by Peter Weir, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1989
  • Bonus features: "Dead Poets": a look back (featuring new interview footage with director Peter Weir, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and many more; Raw takes ; Master of sound: Alan Splet (new interviews with David Lynch and Peter Weir) ; Cinematography master class (an interview and inspirational lighting workshop with cinematographer John Seale; Audio commentary (with director Peter Weir, cinematographer John Seale and writer Tom Schulman) ; Technical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm63135044
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 129 min. + extras)
Isbn
9780788853647
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
35171
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)63135044
System details
DVD, Widescreen version presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio (1.85:1)
Video recording format
DVD

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