Frames of Preference: Dead Poets Society

5.0.2Although it may be a bit overly sentimental and melodramatic, I can’t help but place 1989’s Dead Poets Society among my favorite movies of all time. It may seem cheesy, with all its “Carpe Diem” talk, but this movie really does inspire you to get out of your chair, stand up on a desk, and seize the day. This scene features Robin Williams as Professor John Keating teaching the boys an important lesson about perspective, one that is driven home by the way in which this shot is framed.


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