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.

Sacha

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.

Continuity mistake: Before going to the theatre to watch Neil's performance, the boys are grooming themselves at the school. Todd has combed his hair backwards and styling remedies has been applied. But when the group are about to leave the theatre after the play and Neil and his father passes them at the entrance, Todd has his regular hairdo again.

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John Keating: We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life! Of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... Of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?

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Question: Just before Todd Anderson has his emotional breakdown about Neil's death, one of his friends grabs a handful of snow and shoves it at his mouth. Why did he do that? It makes no sense.

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: He is just trying to get something to help wash the taste of vomit out of Todd's mouth.

Macalou

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