Senator, who lures other students into breaking school rules. Bell starts studying, proving to be a bright student and eventually his grades improve enormously. However, Hundert reconsiders his actions when he sees Martin Blythe, the rightful third place contestant, despondently withdrawn under a tree.
It is revealed in the end, Bell could not take the pressure of losing, and like his father, tried everything he could to guarantee a win. Benedict's and finds that Sedgewick Bell has received a phone call from Senator Bell who chews out Sedgewick for wasting his time in having to see Hundert and his money on the tuition but he does not yell at his son for being a slacker.
It's just as hard in the end to take seriously a description of the confab as a meeting of "the captains of industry. William and his married colleague Elizabeth are romantically attracted to each other the original short story does not have this component. What will your contribution be.
If not, how might character-building best be incorporated into the classroom experience. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. The senior senator from West Virginia. It is also revealed that Hundert, ironically, is the one who will get Sedgewick Bell to pay for building a new school library under the circumstances that Hundert would host a "Mr.
And you've compromised the reputation of this academy. Kline tries to reach the boy and change him, but his efforts in this area are decidedly mixed, and perhaps it can be said that the boy changes him more than he changes the boy. Hundert dejectedly returns to his room, only to discover that the men had thrown him a surprise party.
But willful ignorance is intolerable. That's why you like put us all in togas, right. It's a little touristy now but I kept hearing your voice in my head and I kept saying it exactly the way you described it with Socrates teaching right in front of me and, there was Tony.
This asks us to look at the classroom as a place where character is built. Afterwards, Bell openly admits to Hundert what Hundert had suspected earlier: If the scene was left it, would this have made William a bad man on balance — and even a hypocrite. Hundert is later told that Sedgewick Bell will make a tremendous donation to Saint Benedict's, but that is contingent upon Hundert hosting a Mr.
After a dressing down from his father, Bell develops a close relationship with Hundert. Sedgewick becomes more or less a carbon copy of his father. Shutruk-Nakhunte is used an example of a conqueror who built nothing and is now virtually forgotten.
After seeing a chastized Sedgewick, Hundert begins to develop a close student-teacher relationship as Hundert tries to become a mentor to Bell in order to help change him into a better man.
Senator who possesses none of Hundert's principles. It is better to build something than to take something is basically repeated throughout the movie. Hundert subsequently provides his scholars with this gem, "Ambition and conquest without contribution is insignificant.
During this time, Hundert regrets not being able to influence Bell more. Since success in one's own life is not explicitly defined, we must find objective ways of measuring it, and ultimately come to a conclusion on who has been more 'successful,' Sedgewick Bell, or Mr.
The story presents Kline as an idealistic teacher whose ideals are challenged and, in fact, undermined with the arrival of Sedgewick Bell Emile Hirsch, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boysthe charismatic spoiled son of an apparently corrupt senator.
Hundert thus returns to St. It's just new school bravado. Bendict's and all had successful careers in business, with Deepak Metha now a professor himself.
Again, the main competition is between Mehta Rahul Khanna and Bell as both still remember or kept up diligent study of their lessons from Hundert's class.
I knew you would. Falling asleep from the heat and ouzo and me eating my shishkabob. Bell's father is clearly uninterested in his son's character development while at St. Which histories or traditions might best foster virtues in our present society. In the yearBell is shown barely squeaking by in his classes, but gaining acceptance to Yale University on account of being Senator Bell's son.
So you're saying that my son Sedgwick has his head up his ass. Benedict's Academy and again teaches Classics to a new class which is now coeducational.
The Emperor's Club Photos View All Photos 20 Movie Info A dedicated teacher learns some important lessons about himself years after he retired from the classroom in this drama.
The Emperor's Club is a American drama film directed by Michael Hoffman and starring Kevin Kline. Based on Ethan Canin's short story "The Palace Thief", the film follows a prep school teacher and his students at a fictional boys' prep school, St.
Benedict's Academy, near Washington, D.C. The Emperor's Club Universal Studios took the talent-studded and heart-warming film The Emperor's Club and created an enjoyable DVD with a handful of extras.
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Based on the short story "The Palace Thief" by acclaimed writer Ethan Canin, The Emperor's Club stars Academy AwardÂ® winner Kevin Kline as William Hundert, a passionate and principled Classics. The Emperor's Club () Kevin Kline stars as Arthur Hundert, a dedicated and inspiring classics professor who has devoted his life to teaching at a prep school for boys.
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