Dead Poets Society: Death of a Romantic

RIP Robin Williams

In memory of Robin William’s passing, here’s a video of Ethan Hawke on working with Robin Williams in Dead Poet’s Society.

About discusses the conflicting philosophies of realism and romanticism in the film Dead Poets Society. This page is primarily concerned with the underlying philosophy of Dead Poets Society – which we call “anti-romantic romanticist”. Here’s where to start:

  1. Dead Poets Society Summary
  2. Dead Poets Society Philosophy
  3. Dead Poets Society Characters
  4. Poems in Dead Poets Society

Is DPS Based on a True Story?

According to the Alumni Department of Montgomery Bell Academy:

“The movie “Dead Poets Society” was written by Thomas Schulman, a 1968
graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy. The teacher portrayed by Robin
Williams in the movie was based on one of Mr. Schulman’s teachers while he
was at MBA, Mr. Sam Pickering. The events in the movie, however, are purely

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