dead poets society
I've seen Andrew Bird perform four times and each one feels like its own unique experience. His show at Carnegie Hall the
I was in high school at the time and my experience with education had been less than stellar. I had teachers that destroyed subjects for me. Teachers that didn't care. And then there was Dead Poets Society.
That's why Hawke loves the New York Film Festival so much. "It's never trying to sell anything. All these other festivals
Ethan Hawke's second major film, 1989's "Dead Poets Society," placed the young actor under the tutelage of Robin Williams
Teachers can and do make a real difference in children's lives, and a real reform agenda would make investments in improving teacher quality. But we must not pretend that eliminating due process would improve teacher quality, that raising students' test scores is the sole solution or that teacher quality is the only educational obstacle facing students.
People don't think rich, famous, funny people can suffer from depression. But they can. I know from experience that sometimes the ones who seem like they have the most going for them can be holding on by the slimmest threads.
The "What will your verse be?" scene was the first time school seemed relevant to life in general.
We may remember him as Mork, Mrs. Doubtfire, Peter Pan, or the Genie, but for me, Robin Williams will always be Mr. Keating.
Robin Williams's suicide has touched the national soul, a tribute to how intense and intimate each performance of his was, how broad his reach was, and how long his career was. Williams' manic energy and verbal fluency made him a star who shined brilliantly on television, in the movies, and on stage.
Personally, I was deeply effected by Robin Williams passing. I grew up with him. He was a part of my childhood and adult life. I, like may others, will really miss his spirit and his talent. He made me laugh and helped me realize the power of comedy and laughter in my personal and professional life. I truly believe that "Laughter is the best medicine." And our world just lost some really good medicine.
If you were to ask members of the general public which Disney character they most closely associated with this late comic genius... Well, it wouldn't be even close. It was Williams' hilarious & heartfelt voice work as the Genie in 1992's Aladdin.
I don't know what age we are when we truly understand that we die. We learn it early enough as fact, sure, as part of what happens on this human journey. And we go on to lose friends, relatives, teachers, icons. And still, it remains 'out there', removed, happening to other people, because we're still here.