1989 movie Dead Poet’s Society was directed by Peter Weir, starring Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen, Norman Lloyd. Though Roger Ebert gave it only 2 stars, the movie won Academy award for Best Original Screenplay (Tom Schulman) as well as nominations for Best Actor in a leading role (Robin Williams), Best Director and best picture. The movie also won BAFTA for Best Film and Best Original Film Score. Made on a budget of $16.4 million it grossed $235.8 million.
Based on Tom Schulman’s life at the Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, the story is about an English teacher (Robin Williams) at a Vermont Prep School, Welton Academy, who inspires his students through poetry.
I have always enjoyed this movie; if you have not seen it and get a chance do watch it.
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