Academy: John Keating (Robin Williams) plays a teacher intent on
encouraging his students to seize the day:
to suck the marrow out of the bone of life - to not discover
that, when they come to die, that they have not lived....
story follows a group of characters affected by Keating: Neil
Todd Anderson (Ethan
Knox Overstreet (Josh
Charlie Dalton (Gale
Richard Cameron (Dylan
Steven Meeks (Allelon
Gerard Pitts (James
students discover Keating's old school book which mentions the term
Dead Poets Society. They ask Keating about it. He is vague,
but secretly provides them with a book of poetry which was used
in the original Dead Poet's Society meetings. They meet in the woods
to read poetry and discuss women.
by the sentiments of this group, and some of Keating's less mainstream
lessons, Neil Perry takes up acting but his father does not approve.