Video - A Barbaric Yawp - Dead Poets Society
Feb 19, 2016 | Videos
In this scene, Todd (Ethan Hawke) experiences an emotional breakthrough as Mr. Keating (Robin Williams) leads him through a memorable Yawp-ing lesson courtesy of Walt Whitman and then drives Todd to create poetry off the top of his head.
Hawke said about the scene: "That scene is pretty much shot in one take. It’s cut a little bit but
Peter [Weir] shot it on a steadicam spinning around us.
"I remember Robin hugging me after that scene was over. It’s a high I’ve been chasing the rest of my life."