The moral indiscretions in the film seem comparatively minor — Hardwick bending the rules to help Sedgewickand Sedgewick cheating in a competition.
William and his married colleague Elizabeth are romantically attracted to each other the original short story does not have this component. He gives a lecture in which most of the proper nouns have to be placed by the students themselves, who come to class having done the reading already.
The script by Neil Tolkin, whose resume highlight is the Pauly Shore flick "Jury Duty" certainly doesn't offer any good reason to sympathize with this decision. Shutruk-Nakhunte is used an example of a conqueror who built nothing and is now virtually forgotten.
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The student, Blythe, is still bothered by it decades latter. Hundert removed a promising and good-natured student from his earned spot on trivia team to give it to Segewick in hopes of inspiring him to be a better person.
I found it in the Agora. William Hundert Kevin Kline is an instructor at St. Years later, Hundert is reunited with his students, where they learn the years have taught them all a great deal about their virtues and weaknesses.
Segewick gives one to Hundert about how he's just a teacher when he's a CEO on the way to becoming a Senator. I've made arrangements to meet with your father. A constantly twisting and shifting plot is not spoon fed to you, so watch closely or it'll lose you.
Janet Margolin is funny opposite Allen simply for the fact that she is so beautiful, and he is, well, Virgil Starkwell, the world's most inept, conniving, lying, yet lovable criminal.
There's a code at St. Student of the day. Produced by Andrew Karsch, Marc Abraham. Bell, I don't know what you think you're doing at Saint Benedict's, but this is unacceptable work.
However, Hundert sees the possibility of great things in Bell, and encourages him to take part in the school's annual academic competition for the title of Mr.
All shows and photos belong to their respective owners. Well, whoever the father is, the son is a bit of a Visigoth, I'm afraid. It makes an interesting counter to the string of individual names that Hundert throws at his kids, as if Julius Caesar or Aristotle or Cicero did history all by themselves.
Hundert is a victim of his own conceit; part of his instruction should be to model what it means to have moral fiber and a clear conscience in the classroom each day and in every extracurricular encounter with the students.
At the close of the film William confronts the grown Sedgewick: However, Hundert reconsiders his actions when he sees Martin Blythe, the rightful third place contestant, despondently withdrawn under a tree.
Tony couldn't understand why I wanted to go there for lunch. Does any particular virtue hold this place in the movies? Is he that bad? Julius Caesar contest — is moving. He does not know precisely how Sedgewick Bell Emile Hirsch is cheating, but something about the dramatic way he puts his head in his hand and covers his eyes strikes him as improper.
Not Quite the Right Thing: Carol M jp wrote: In fact, Sedgewick probably would have been happy just to know how close he came to making the cut for the competition.
Worst and most boring movie I have seen in the last 2 years. Hundert is fond of telling his students, "A man's character is his fate," and he strives to impress upon them the importance of the ordered and examined life.
Well, Senator, the Greeks and the Romans provided the model of democracy, which, I don't need to tell you, the framers of our own Constitution used as their inspiration. Pfeiffer; casting, Sheila Jaffe, Georgianne Walken.
The KKK is steeped in tradition, but clearly is one which teaches the worst vices, not virtues. However, when the competition progresses, Hundert sees Bell is being fed answers through an earpiece, echoing the original cheating.Watch The Emperor's Club () Free Online - An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student.
The Emperor's Club is a drama film directed by Michael Hoffman, starring Kevin Kline and Emile Hirsch. Based on Ethan Canin's short story "The Palace Thief", the film centers around teacher William Hundert (Kline) 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. Presented in anamorphic widescreen, the transfer looks beautiful.5/5(3). "Based upon Ethan Canin's short story "The Palace Thief," The Emperor's Club tells the story of William Hundert, a passionate and disciplined classics professor whose tightly controlled world is altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, challenges his principles, resulting in a life lesson that /5(1).
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 () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.Download