Friday, October 29, 2010

AFI Top 100 Film Quotes: Carpe Diem


American Film Institue Top Quote #95
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraodinary.

Film
Dead Poets Society

Have You Seen It?
I don't think so. Is that bad? I think I must have seen it, but I really don't remember seeing it. I guess I need to see it.

22 comments:

Susan Erickson said...

I don't think I saw it either...maybe...not memorable...I agree with the quote though....seized!

Cubby said...

I just added this to my Netflix queue. I saw it once and I remember liking it, despite the fact Robin Williams is in it. This kind of a "boys to men" story, which I absolute love.

Stephen Chapman... said...

What a coincidence! I posted this on Twitter and Facebook yesterday...

"I am in a positive thinking mood... Fish Of The Day to you all (also known as Carpe diem)"

Raybeard said...

Afraid this was a film that just made me cringe at the time, though it's difficult to pin down exactly why. Maybe it's just my innate discomfort with 'school' films which depict a world which is totally unrecognisable from my own schooldays. I've never seen it again since it first appeared but now that you've mentioned it I feel curious enough to give it another try. After more than 20 years one's own tastes can change too, so who knows?

behrmark said...

"Dead Poets Society" is probably in my top 50 favorite films despite a few flaws. It takes multiple viewings to catch the nuances of the characters. The ending is superb: "My captain my captain!" I lose it every time.

Dolling_Boy said...

I've seen it a few times...Love it everytime...

Writer said...

I'm like you, Michael. This is a movie that I know will speak to me, but for some reason it has fallen through the cracks of my movie watching life.

It's like The Lord of the Rings books. By every account I should have read them all in early to mid teens - that's the kind of kid I was - but I didn't read them until my late 20s.

Steven Anthony said...

Now that you mention it, I'm not sure I've seen it either.

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

I love, love, love that quote, and the movie was really great!

Happy Halloween!
B

LORDPATRICK said...

Great film! I've watched it several times and it always moves me. I'm sure that it needs multiple viewings to really appreciate its message.

Trust all goes well, my friend. Thanks for you comments on my blog. Much appreciated.

Patrick

Ray's Cowboy said...

That is so true. I try to make the best of everyday. Sorta Like Mame, "Life is a buffett, and half the poor suckers are straving."

Ray

WannabeVirginia W. said...

It was an incredible movie.
"oh captain, my captain"... Robin Williams was phenomenal and so was the story. Loved it.

Kenneth Fron said...

I love AFI! I'd love to do some work with them or for them..

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Carpe diem... Simple, yet one of the best possible advice to give haha Haven't even heard of the film, btw :S

nothingprofound said...

Great movie! Sad and complex.

Jan said...

If that's bad (not seeing it)
I'm bad.
Happy Halloween!
... if you're celebrating.
x

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

It's kind of schmaltzy. Liked it, didnt love it. Great quote though!

Gay Guy said...

I really enjoyed DPS, but it's been so long ago. I should really put it on my NetFlix list.

I do remember that it has some cute boys in it. (I am so bad . . .)

Gropius said...

Loved the film. Husband hates it. It was on a few weekends ago, and we agreed to keep it on. Sad but inspiring. I recommend!

cb said...

It's actually a very good movie. I love Ethan Hawke and that Sean Leonard! IT's very moving!

Daij said...

i never saw it either. just never felt the motivation.

A Lewis said...

One of my most favorite movies ever. I saw it multiple times when it came out and have had it on my mind more times than I can count in my adult life.