If this movie was not about a gay teacher, why did the writer feel obligate to prove the reverse? The same thing is with an imposed impression that throughout the years all students except Sedgwick were successfully moved and inspired by professor Hundert. It is important to do your own research to determine if information is valid or not. Kevin Kline is so good in the role that for most of the film I thought I was watching a real person and not a character. Hundert travels to meet with Senator Bell concerning the poor behavior of his son. Starring the masterful as William Hundert, a dedicated teacher of the Classics at St. This movie is not one of the better titles that Kevin Kline has been a part of during his illustrious career.
I do wish I went to somewhere like St. Hundert's teaching is never in doubt. Hundert, a Western Civilization teacher at a private school for boys in the U. I think he believes the Sedgewick has actually changed and grown up. A battle of wills ensues between teacher and student, as Sedgewick not only disrupts the class himself but inspires rowdy disrespect among his classmates. He also comes to Martin Blythe, who is said to have a legacy, yeah, his father won the Mr. In the final Tips for Teachers of this spring semester, we watched excerpts from the film, The Emperors' Club.
Presenting history not as antiquated information but as preparation for living a meaning-filled life, Mr. How can we tell whether the rhetoric is just a spin to get elected or a true, life commitment? Hundert is driven to take this unruly student under his wing. He's screwed over for the Headmaster position by a guy who is a better politician. And if you want a hint at the surprise ending, don't read any farther, because I cannot control telling you that in the end he does not change the boy. It only takes one bad apple to spoil the barrel no matter where the barrel. It almost reminded my of Shawshank Redemption when a new prisoner arrived at Shawshank, in Emerpors Club a new student arrives and nothing will ever be the same but the teacher Kevin Kline or his stufents. What are the ethical and moral dilemmas would he have experienced? This movie takes an honest, insightful look at the corruption that riches and power bring upon humanity.
William Hundert is the most highly respected faculty member at St. Robin Williams has never starred in a thinking man's film, which is why, in the end, the comparison between the two movies doesn't hold up. I mean, think about it. The cheater, meanwhile, will rise to even greater heights. And what do the principles include besides not cheating on quizzes? This is a moral that can be applied in many different situations, both historically and in modern times. He was quite successful as well.
And it is all because of a lack of awareness, a lack of knowledge, and a lack of history. There is no doubt that Kevin Kline is both a funny man and a fine comedic actor. A teacher is a person who directs and teaches a kid the importance of ethics and moral. In most cases, it is rather a series of continual choices made over time that molds and makes the man. It's also important to do our own research and determine what is true instead of blindly trusting what anyone else claims. Does he have anything to show for his life and his values? Hundert tells him stupidity lasts for ever.
This ended up putting him in 3 rd place and knocked Martin to 4 th place. As a former teacher myself, my hat goes off to Mr. William Hundert was a strict, stern, and even stuffy teacher who predictably cannot be content with his initial purpose and tries to bring his students up in the spirit of high moral ideals. Such,I suspect,is the case with The Emperors Club, a Neil Tolin screenplay based on a Ethan Canin short story. In this movie Kevin Kline a seriously underused actor plays a history teacher who is dedicated to making sure his students grow up to be fine and morally sound, upstanding people. The actors playing the young students didn't hit a sour note among them and it is chilling when young Blythe walks in at the end knowing whose son he is and that his parents have been incredible and positive role models we know his father has and assume that mom has as well. I live in the real world.
It will be tough to sort out the white hats from the black hats until the end of the movie, which gives a clear rendition of a psychopath. Hundert calculates the final marks to determine the three candidates for the contest, he faces an ethical dilemma. A Dedicated Teacher by the name of William Hundert Oscar-Winner:Kevin Kilne is teaching in a upper private school. In the finest film he has made, he is superb in his role as school teacher and mentor to a generation of boys -- including one particular bad egg. Oftentimes the innocence of a child who looks up to us will cause us to reflect and realize we are not worthy of their respect. I believe Professor William Hundert did not do the right thing. The movie reminded me of the Breakfast Club because none of the main characters are what they seem at first glance to be.
If I had been hired to play in the film, I wouldn't have been able to throw a rock without hitting someone doing a worn out caricature. Hundert sees intelligence in the boy and struggles to push him in the right direction at the expense of the rest of the class who actually want and care for education. We've got Kline giving a thoroughly convincing performance as a 1970s all-boys school teacher. Explore how Martin bringing his son to Mr. A new boy in class, Sedgewick Bell Emile Hirsch , the son of a senator Harris Yulin , is converted with suspicious ease by Mr Hundert from a poor student, a prankster and smartmouth, to one of the three contenders. Mehta's humility and excellent student was almost stolen with mother's and then wife's beaming pride at each of the competitions.