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Name: The Emperor’s Club
Length: 109 min
Writers: Ethan Canin and Neil Tolkin
Producer: Michael Hoffman
Premier Date: November 24th 2002
Public Restriction: PG-13 for some sexual content
Genre: Drama
Starring: Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch and Joel Gretsch, Embeth Davidtz, Rob Morrow, Edward Herrmann, Garris Yulin, Paul Dano, Rishi Mehta and Jesse Eisenberg.


Plot: William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to a close student-teacher relationship, but results in a life lesson for Hundert that will still haunt him a quarter of a centurylater.
Time and Place: It takes place in the St Benedict academy in US near to the beginning of the 21th century, but then the story turn into 25 years before, in 1976.
Principal Theme: The end depends of the beginning

Linguistic Analysis:

“A man’s character is his face. And, as a student of history I find this hard to refute. For most of us, our stories can be written long before wedie”.

”I couldn’t tell you exactly why I had agreed to come. I’m not sure I knew. It had something to do with hope. The young men that were gathering here were among the most successful and influential of their generation. But I knew them before any of that. I knew them as my students at Saint Benedict’s School for Boys.

“’Non sibi’ … or ‘Not for oneself’. This embodies our philosophy atSaint Benedict’s. the wisdom gained here should be used for others… as well as for oneself.
And finally, ‘Finis origine pendet’. Thes three words are emblazoned across your hearts… under the great seal of Saint Benedict’s. It is our academy’s motto. Simply, ‘The end depends upon the beginning’”.

“Yes, your Brutus lacks convictions, Mr. Bell. You do realize what you’re saying? The fate of theRepublic is at stake.
Not for me.
No. I realize that. But try to imagine the significance of the moment. You, Brutus, are the center of a conspiracy to kill Julius Cesar, you believe, for the good of Rome. Yet you’re struggling profoundly with the moral implications of murdering Mark Anthony as well.
Yeah, but I don’t agree wirh their plan.
Brutus doesn’t agree with their plan?
No. I don’tagree with their plan. They should kill Mark Anthony too. I mean, Brutus is a pussy.
‘A pussy’? Because he has a conscience? Because he believes there’s a right way and a wrong way?
Oh, come on. Anthony ended up taking him down, right? Had they killed him, as the other guy suggested, uh, Cassius.
Yeah. Him. If they’d done what he said, Brutus might have gone on to be king. Emperor, in fact.Exactly. Which he had no desire to be.
Whatever. He would’ve won. Yes, but at what cost? Remember Socrates?
Not really.
‘It is not living that is important, but living rightly’”.
This was a conversation between Mr. Hundert and Sedgwick. We think that was in this moment when the teacher realized the potential of the student because his pose, ‘cause he had never thought that in this way. Buthey, in that moment the movie shows us and makes us advance to the end of the movie too, when Sedgwick showed he never had changed. You can realize this because the thought of the boy, saying that Brutus is a pussy ‘cause he also had to kill Mark Anthony, ‘cause he had to do whatever he needed to reach the power.

“A word of warning. As the great with ‘Aristophanes one wrote’ ‘Youth ages,immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated and drunkenness sobered, but stupid, last forever’”.

“Sir, it’s my job to mold your son’s character.
Your job is to teach my son. Teach him why the world is round. Teach him who killed who and when and where, you, sir, will not mold my son. I will mold him”.
It was said when Mr. Hundert went to talk with the Senator Bell, the Sedgwick’s father....
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