Throwback Thursday (April 4) – Dead Poets Society

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books.

Here’s how it works:
  • Pick any bookish or literary-related media (or non-media item) released more than 5 years ago.
  • Write up a short summary (include the title, author, and cover art, if applicable) and an explanation of why you love it. Make sure to link back to The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books in your post.
  • Link up your post at The Housework Can Wait or Never Too Fond of Books.
  • Visit as many blogs as you can, reminisce about books you loved, and discover some “new” books for your TBR list – or some other classic!

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Thanks for participating, and we look forward to seeing which books you choose to remember!

My Throwback this week is…

Dead Poets Society (1989) starring Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke

I’m cheating a bit, as this movie is not based on a book. But it’s chock full of references to Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, and others, and a huge part of it takes place in a high school poetry class. So I’d say it qualifies.

Plus, this is one of my top 5 favorite movies of all time, and I’ll take any and every excuse to talk about how much I love it.

Because it is amazing and moving and beautiful.

And inspiring.

And heartbreaking.

And empowering.

And…and I know I basically just used gifs instead of actually telling you what I love about this movie, which is lazy and I’m sorry, but now you’ll just have to go watch it to find out. Because I forgot what day it was and now only have 5 minutes to write a post before I have to leave.

Sorry. Planning and blogging FAIL on my part. Life has been busy.

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