It was the movie that brought expressions like Carpe Diem and O Captain! My captain! in the homes and hearts of Americans everywhere. In June 1989, Dead Poets Societya box office success that won several accolades – including the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay – saw its theatrical release.
“Halfway through the year, a movie came out that I think reveals Robin Williams as one of the best actors of the decade,” said FOX Business’ Liz Claman in the ‘Who can forget?’ episode that serves to relive the best films of 1989.
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Set exactly 30 years prior at a fictional elite conservative boarding school in Vermont, Dead Poets Society tells the story of a new English teacher, John Keating [Williams]who teaches his students to seize the day and relive through the poetry of the past.
“Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are all noble and necessary pursuits to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, that’s what we stay alive for.” – Robin Williams as John Keating, ‘Dead Poets Society’ (1989)
“These kids are coming in, they’re supposed to do what their parents tell them, and he’s like, ‘no, you should live your own life, make your own choices, seize the day,'” said Gerri Willis of FOX Business.
In fact, Robin Williams’ famous line, “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary,” was voted the 95th greatest movie quote of all time by the American Film Institute, an impressive feat. considering the quality. movies released in 1989 alone.
1989 also brought us films like the Oscar-winning “Best Picture” of the year, Driving Miss Daisyclassy romantic comedies like say anything and When Harry meets Sally, baseball wins like field of dreams and major leagueand, of course, the highest-grossing film of the year, Tim Burton Batman.
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