Dead Poets Society (1989) Original Trailer. Le cercle des poètes disparus (1989) - Résumé de l'intrigue. Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian.
His room-mate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life. - Written by Liz Jordan <firstname.lastname@example.org> Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman, Wendell Barry, and the Workings of an Agrarian Poet. As we begin to look at the national and international poets and writers inspired by Walt Whitman, it has become even more clear to me the vast influence cast by Walt Whitman upon 19th and 20th century literature.
Since I started taking this class I have found bits and pieces of Whitman throughout my readings. Whether these writers are actually inspired by Whitman, of if Professor Vander Zee has just made me so paranoid about looking for Whitman references that I see them in my sleep, I may never know; however, while I was reading one of my favorite poets, Wendell Berry, I could not help but be overcome by the Whitmanian style of his poems. (Not to mention the similarity in dress as seen in the pictures above) Walt. Dead Poets Society. Plot Neil Perry, Todd Anderson, Knox Overstreet, Charlie Dalton, Richard Cameron, Steven Meeks, and Gerard Pitts are senior students of the Welton Academy, an elite prep school, whose ethos is defined by the headmaster Gale Nolan as "tradition, honor, discipline and excellence".
The teaching methods of their new English teacher, John Keating, are unorthodox by Welton standards, including whistling the 1812 Overture and taking them out of the classroom to focus on the idea of carpe diem. He tells the students that they may call him "O Captain! My Captain! ," in reference to a Walt Whitman poem, if they feel daring.