Dead Poets Society

Audio problem: The first time all friends are in the bedroom together Charlie says "Unless you're a genius like Meeks." Meeks replies "He flatters me so I'll help him with Latin." Halfway through this sentence the shot changes to a sideway shot of meek and his mouth isn't moving.

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Audio problem: In the scene where Todd is in the principal's office with his parents and the principal, and is is being asked to sign the paper, during the shot of Todd looking at the paper, his father's voice says," I've had enough, just sign it", and it is very obvious that line was added in because it sounded like it was very distant or over a radio or something.

Audio problem: In the classroom when Keating says, "Armies of academics going forth measuring poetry.", it is obvious that this is dubbed over because his mouth doesn't move correctly with the words.

Audio problem: When Chet is pummeling Knox, Chris pulls him off yelling "Stop it!", but her mouth doesn't move.

Factual error: The film takes place in a private boarding school the 1950's, however one of the students is studying from a 1980's chemistry textbook. The obvious giveaway is that the spine of one book shows HBJ as the publisher. Jovanovich was not added to Harcourt Brace until the 1970s.

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John Keating: There's a time for daring and there's a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.

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Question: While Robin Williams is packing his things in his small room, he waves down out the window at whom I believe is the Latin teacher, walking along a snowy sidewalk. What is the teacher doing, exactly? It appears that he's giving a guided tour of the campus, but he's also muttering Latin words. It can't be a classroom exercise because there are only 4 or 5 people with him. Does anyone know what he's doing?

Matty Blast

Answer: I thought it was a punishment for the pupils involved in the scandal.

Chosen answer: It is a classroom exercise. He is being followed by pupils and is reinforcing their latin vocabulary by taking them on a tour of the garden and showing them the things that the words actually relate to (edificium = building, flora = flower etc.) This contrasts with his earlier behaviour when he simply had them mindlessly recite conjugations (amamo, amamas, amabat). The point is that this illustrates how the Latin Master has been affected by his contact with Keating and has become a better teacher as a result.

Oscar Bravo

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