Dead Poets Society

ardawan
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Post#1 » Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:06 am

I have read the LotR, at least part of the Silmarillion, the Narnia Chronicles,the Children of the Star series, a couple of Terry Pratchets Discworld Novells, and a number of other Fantasy or Non-fantasy books,...

But a couple of weeks ago a copy of "Dead Poets Society" came into my hands and kept me awake all night.
Many of the above books I found fascinating, but I have never read a book so affecting and absorbing as DPS.
I have actually never seen the movie (I only heard there was one), but if it conveyed only half of the feeling, that is in the Book, it would be worth an oscar...

I really wondered, whether anybody else here has ever read that book...

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eruwen
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Post#2 » Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:13 am

I've never read the book, but the movie is one of my all-time favorites -- ahhhh...Robert Sean Leonard...

Seriously though, my friends and I had tried to put together a Dead Poets Society once while I was in high school and then a second time when I was studying in Heidelberg. We had rules and everything. Very geeky. In high school, we even stood up on chairs and said, "Oh Captain, My Captain," to our teacher the last day of the school year. *gag* There is just so much feeling and passion in the movie that it really touches a part of one's soul...besides the fact that I am a sucker for the Romantics (the poets that is).

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Post#3 » Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:26 am

I have never read the book but i saw the movie in Lit class one day. the movie portrays the book's message really well. by the end of the movie, I was almost in tears. the themes in the movie relate amazingly to the ones in A Separate Peace. I would recommend this book to everyone.

ardawan
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Post#4 » Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:29 am

I really think the Dead Poets Society is better than anything I have ever read, but decide for yourself, Eva Lilith. :read:
I have not seen the movie jet, but from what I heard it stays pretty close to the book. I'm really looking foreward to see it myself...
I really loved the description of the meetings in the cave and (although it was slightly unrealistic) the whole part about Knox and Chris...

Sorry, but I have never even heard of A seperate Piece/Peace (??! Which of those is the right one?)
but I would like to read it. What is it about?

DPS was written by Nancy H. Kleinbaum, for all who want to know... (You won't find that info on the net easyly)

By the way: Have a good time Eva! *big hug* Hope to see you again... :wavehello:


ardawan
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Post#5 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:03 am

Hey Eruwen!
You said you studied in Heidelberg?
You've been verry close to my hometown, then... Yay! :D

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eruwen
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Post#6 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:53 am

Yep, Heidelberg...it's a beautiful, beautiful place, and so much fun! It definitely is a student town. I'll actually be there again in about three weeks, travelling around Bavaria. I'm so excited! And just to keep this on topic...just above the Heidelberg Schloss there are three arches. These arches make a great place to hold "Dead Poets Society-esque" midnight poetry sessions overlooking the old town and Neckar River. :)

idrilcuthalien
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Post#7 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:30 pm

A Separate Peace is about 2 boys at a summer session at Devon Boarding school. the 2 main characters, Gene and Finny, make a club cled the Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session. the initiation is to jump from a tree. Gene is very smart while Finny is very athletic. Gene becomes very jealous and ... you'll have 2 reasd the book 2 find out.

ardawan
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Post#8 » Fri Apr 01, 2005 9:26 am

Had a lame and boring day at work today and started reading A seperate Peace...(Don't tell my boss) Actually until now it seems pretty boring, but I am only at the verry beginning yet...

ardawan
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Post#9 » Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:51 pm

You know, I had an idea... I think

I hereby open the first online meeting of the Dead Poets Society. :genius:
Here is the ritual introduction by our member Henry David Thoreau.

I went into the woods because I wished to live deliberately.
I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life ...
To put to rout all that was not life,
And not, when I came to die, Discover that I had not lived.


And now "Aragorn" by our member J.R.R.Tolkien
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring.
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
And the throneless again shall be king. :theking:

ardawan
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Post#10 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:13 am

Somebody tell me, cause I really got to know:
I read a lot of history,
But things not really show, no, no.
Why them drop them bombs ina arabia?
Why the children burn and suffer ina Africa?
Leave us up the righteous fightin for superpower,
But judgement gotta fall...
mi go so then

I know ya luvin’ is superior
The devil complex inferior, oh yes,
Worshiping material:
Bowing to ya silver and gold.

(Am I the only person posting here?)

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