Dead Poets Society (1989)

February 05, 2011
5 mins

sumber: wikipedia

Petikan-petikan dari skrip filmnya di sana

“Baru nonton film ini??” komentar keponakan kami ketika diceritai bahwa saya dan Mas Agus nonton DVD-nya baru tadi pagi. Kami hanya menyeringai. Tidak pernah ada kata terlambat, sebagaimana kewajiban mengejar suatu tontonan yang sedang atau akan tayang, tapi hari ini adalah saat yang ‘sempurna’ untuk menyaksikan Dead Poet’s Society. Film yang banyak dipuji.

Film tentang pendidikan yang inovatif senantiasa menarik perhatian kami, terlebih aktor utamanya adalah salah satu kesayangan kami berdua, Robin Williams. Ia memerankan John Keating, guru bahasa Inggris di sekolah tempatnya menimba ilmu dahulu, Wellton (yang kerap dipelesetkan menjadi Hell-ton). Sekolah itu khusus pria, dan pelajaran bahasa Inggris Keating sangat berbeda. Setidaknya bagi sejumlah muridnya yang berusaha menghidupkan kembali Dead Poet’s Society.

 "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, old time is still a flying, 
and this same flower that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying."
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. 
We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. 
And the human race is filled with passion. 
Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are all noble pursuits, and necessary to sustain life. 
But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. 
To quote from Whitman: "O me, o life of the questions of these recurring, 
of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities filled with the foolish. 
What good amid these, o me, o life? Answer: that you are here. 
That life exists, and identity. That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. 
That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse."
Jadi dia ini bukan guru bahasa Inggris biasa," komentar Mas Agus, "tapi guru pembuka aura."
Kami terkekeh.
But only in their dreams can man be truly free. 'Twas always thus, and always thus will be.
Dengan kharismanya, Robin Williams tidak perlu menyaringkan suara untuk melontarkan kalimat-kalimat memesona ini.
Just when you think you know something, you have to look at it in another way. 
Even though it may seem silly or wrong, you must try! 
Now, when you read, don't just consider what the author thinks. Consider what you think. 
Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. 
Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. 
Thoreau said, "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation." Don't be resigned to that. Break out!

Saya jadi ingat buku-buku yang saya terjemahkan dan baca, salah satunya Kapten March (Geraldine Brooks), yang menyebut-nyebut Thoreau pula.

NEIL
               I mean, I haven't even gotten the part yet. Can't I even enjoy the idea for a little while? 
Saya tertegun dan mengingat dialog ini untuk tidak menghancurkan semangat seseorang.
We're not laughing at you, we're laughing near you. 
I don't mind that your poem had a simple theme. 
Sometimes the most beautiful poetry can be about simple things, like a cat, or a flower or rain. 
You see, poetry can come from anything with the stuff of revelation in it. 
Just don't let your poems be ordinary. 
Tepat sekali. Saya menonton film ini untuk inspirasi dan bahan riset, karena sering sekali bertemu puisi
dan harus mengakui, mulai jatuh cinta padanya.
               we all have a great need for acceptance. But you must trust that your beliefs are unique, 
your own, even though others may think them odd or unpopular, even though the herd may go, 
"That's baaaaad." 
Robert Frost said, "Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by, 
and that has made all the difference."
Mungkin klise, tapi kedengaran 'menancap'. Keating mengingatkan murid-muridnya akan bahaya keseragaman.
Dan ini salah satu yang paling berkesan:
Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bone.
Menurut Keating, ada saatnya berani, ada saatnya berhati-hati.
Saya tersenyum dan menangis menyimaknya, berharap dapat lebih memahami jiwa para remaja usia 17 tahun
dari potret Neil Perry, Todd Anderson, Knox Overstreet, bahkan Charlie Dalton dan Meeks.
Ending film ini amat realistis, sehingga Dead Poet's Society amat perlu ditonton banyak orang.
Kalau perlu, semua.

Rating: 5/5
Editor

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