Dead Poets Society 1989 ★★★

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  • I've given some more thought to this... and probably like this less. It's all so contrived...

    Why would a "rebellious" teacher take a position at such a conservative school? Being an alumni isn’t enough for me.

    Why would be leave a position in London and his love for this? Did a student kill himself there too?

    Why would the school hire him?

    Why would he encourage the kids to rebel, knowing the possible consequence (expulsion)?

    Why would the school target Mr Keating? That would admit that THEY were wrong.

    How did Red Forman know Mr Keating was a bad influence?There is no scene showing "gossip" anong parents.

    Why did that kid commit suicide at all? After one play? It didn’t seem in his personality. I could have maybe seen Ethan Hawke’s character doing that. It seems out of left field…

    All the above situations... "let’s put a rebellious teacher in a conservative school..." seem thrown together to create false drama… or melodrama… again contrived.

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