Ben Domenech on hating the movie "Dead Poets Society" and its genre: "There's always some repressed student, and some rowdy student, and some homely yet kind-hearted student, and the teacher takes the initiative to mold all of these kids into real people. There's always that confrontational scene between the intellectual teacher and the wealthy aristocrat father who insists that his boy will not learn Walt Whitman, but real facts, dagnabbit! And there's always some kind of tragic moral victory at the end, and the teacher speaks his piece about the duty of a mentor to mold a child's mind into a man's. It might as well be a two hour ad for the National Education Association."

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