Yesterday in English, we FINALLY finish our first movie of the year. Mind you, here in this part of Canada, we just finish our second week of school :D
I am now in English Language Arts so we now start on Poems and stuff. As AN ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNER , poems are the dead of me. I get the idea and all but I cannot explain it. However, we will talk about my problems on another day, this is a post about the m0vie itself.
” Dead Poets Soceiety ” – 1989
It’s a Robin Williams’s movie wayyyy back from 1989 and it is’s a bout a group of prep boys in a Christian boarding school , their struggling with the school’s conformity and find their way in their live, learning how to think freely and chasing their dream. Also about their English teacher, Mr. John Keating, who is their first and foremost motivation, inspiration and supporter. It has SO SO SO SO MANY inspirational quotes that I love so badly. I think EVERYONE watch this already, but if anyone that doesn’t. Just go and watch it. And when you finish, come back here to me and I will send you my virtual hug and kiss and chocolate.
SPOILERS FROM NOW .
It most famous quote is probably ” O Captain My Captain” And I broke down in class when I heard it because on the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon was saluting Robin Williams by standing on the table and said ” O Captain My Captain. You will be missed” . The action of standing on the table was a famous one in the movie, it shows the rebellion of the boys against the Principle , it symbolize the action of seeing the world from a different respective as said by the character John Keating to the boys.
The movie is just awesome beyond words. First of all, they are in a boys boarding school. That means they wear freaking UNIFORMS.
As some of you who are my ” frequent” readers of this category, especially my best friend Tim and Lynn, know that I have a uniform kink. I love uniforms to my core. School uniforms, military uniforms, formal events military uniform etc. I love best is school ones, maybe is because I am a student and I spent like 6 years of my life wearing uniforms since I went to private school. But my uniform is not that all pretty in my opinion and I just so in love with the idea of black and white , or black and some else color European uniform. Boys uniforms as best. It makes me feel of a very strict but yet every relate-able school enviroment. Like Hogwarts. They were in uniform \m/
And QUOTES !
AS YOU TALK ABOUT THIS MOVIE, YOU MUST TALK ABOUT QUOTES ! THIS MOVIE IS THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL MOVIE EVER ! QUOTES !
THE MOST IMPORTANT QUOTE GOES TO …. ………………….
Seize the day, boys.
Make your lives extraordinary.
– John Keating
I JUST WANT TO CARVE THAT THING ON MY WALL AND SCREAM TO THE WHOLE FREAKING WORLD THAT ” FUCK YOU ALL ! I AM GOING TO BE A FUCKING ACTOR AND YOU CANNOT STOP ME BECAUSE OF ALL THOSE NOT SUCCESSFUL SHIT ! I LOVE PSYCHOLOGY BUT I LOVE ACTING MORE ! DO YOU FUCKING GET IT ??? “
“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here – that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse.”
” No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world “
” O captain , My Captain”
- Neil Perry and Todd Anderson canonically said this in the movie
“There’s a time for daring and there’s a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.”
“Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Don’t be resigned to that. Break out!”
Todd Anderson’s Poem is actually called ” A sweet-toothed mad man”
I close my eyes and this image floats before me:
A sweaty-toothed madman with a stare that pounds my brain.
His hands reach out and choke me,
and all the time he’s mumbling.
Truth like a blanket that always leaves your feet cold.
You push it, stretch it, it’ll never be enough.
You kick at it, beat it, it will never cover any of us.
From the moment we enter crying to the moment we leave dying, it’ll just cover your face as you wail and cry and scream.
Okay, enough with the quoting for today, let talk about Neil Perry and Todd Anderson ‘s relationship now, shall we ?
Meet Neil Perry
Intelligent , strong willing, full of pirde and dream and hope
Trades of a leader. I even list him as one of the leaders in my Leadership class.
And guess in those gifs up there who is he looking at ?
Yep, you are right, the one and only Todd Anderson.
The shy, talented , social awkward Todd Anderson
LOOK AT THESE FUCKING ADORABLE DORKS
THIS IS LIKE THE GAYEST SCENE IN THIS ENTIRE MOVIE
LIKE GOSHHHHHH HELP ME
You know whose bed Todd is sitting on ?
That is Neil’s typewriter. And that is Neil’s bed.
I am done.
To add to the angst of this movie , read this tumblr post. READ IT .
And watch this
As the post said, they only be friends for a little bit more than a 100 days and you just cannot imagine how violent Todd’s react to Neil’s death.I was so surprise because how aggressive it was. All all his friends follow him to the snowing field and they all had that confusing look an their face. Charlie Dalton was so confuse that he cannot understand . But then Todd was having kind of a panic attack and the whole group had to held him down on the ground and you can even here Charlie or Know’s voice broke . ” It’s okay Todd, it’s okay” And my heart just broke to a million pieces .
I am not an English speaker so I cannot really make out what did Todd say in reply to his friends . It is something ” if he would not die “. You can clearly see the look of hurtful on Charlie’s face and everyone just lost it. It was a very emotional scene and I wonder what does it really mean.
I repeat, I watch this in English and this is those fucking subtext they threw at me.
And I have to write a fucking essay
About their relationship and how they motivate each other
Mostly Neil motivated Todd