The perks of being a wallflower Gahee Oh LIBR420 Professor Driscoll Book Media Comparison
Table of Contents • Introduction of the Book • Selected part of the Book • Strengths of the Book • Introduction of the Movie • Strengths of the Movie • Memorable scenes from the Movie • Comparison • Conclusion
Book • Chbosky, Stephen. The perks of being a wall flower. New York: Gallery Books, 1999. Print. • Genre: Young Adults Novel & Epistolatory Novel • New York Times Bestseller • Published in 31 languages • Narrated by a 15 year old boy, Charlie, in letter format
Selected Texts from the Book When we got out of the tunnel, Sam screamed this really fun scream. and there it was. Downtown, Lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder. Sam sat down and started laughing. Patrick started laughing. I started laughing. And in that moment, I swear we were infinite. (39)
Attractive assets of the book Great Books!!! It could give motivations to the readers to read more. I think this will help the reader to understand Charlie more in depth. It helps reader to share thoughts with Charlie. • Books recommended by Charlie and Mr.Anderson(Charlie’s English teacher) 1) To Kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee 2) Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie 3)The Great Gatsby by F.ScottFitzgerald 4)The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 5)On the Road by Jack Kerouac 6)Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs 7)Walden by Henry David Thoreau 8)Hamlet by William Shakespeare 9)The stranger by Albert Camus 10)The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand 11)This Side of Paradise by F.Scott Fitzgerald 12)A separate Peace by John Knowles
Attractive assets of the book • Songs recommended by Charlie 1)Asleep by The Smiths 2)MLK by U2 3)Landslide by Fleetwood Mac 4) And so on.. A lot of Good Music • Easy diction (easy for ESL students to read)
Movie • Released October 2012 • Directed by Stephen Chbosky • Starring: Logan Lerman Emma Watson Ezra Miller Preview: • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5rh7O4IDc0
All the actors did a great job. The editing was great, background music was also Awesome! This movie has all the details, yet it is not confusing. Attractive assets of the movie • The Fabulous Actors • Logan Lerman Emma Watson Ezra Miller
Memorable Scenes from the movie • The Tunnel Scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPH1I1-SUp4 • Homecoming Dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09I8KCD63MQ • The Last Scene of the Movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bZdm8asYSk
Shared Parts • Deals with real issues of teens (SAT, Homosexuality(Gay), Violence, Drug, Death of relative, Dating, Friendship) • It is easy for teens to relate to • Both leave reader and viewers to think deeper about these issues
Yes, in Book. No, in the Movie • Relationship of Charlie and his family -His Father, how Charlie feels about him -His Sister, how Charlie helped her through her hard times -His Aunt Helen, what happened between him and her • Relationship of Charlie and Mr.Anderson(English teacher) • Charlie’s insight about the books and the songs
Yes, in Movie. No, in the Book • Awesome Combination of the actors • Emotional scenes -For example, the last scene of the movie, where they ride through the tunnel, listening to Heroes by David Bowie • Fabulous Editing • The power of actually watching and hearing
In my opinion.. • The movie deals with 70 percent of the book. • The story line is the same. • The book develops Charlie more in depth, in the aspects of his relationship with his family members. • Other than that, the movie tried to get everything inside, and yet it made it not confusing at all. What the movie was telling was very clear, and it was same as the book. • Actually, the characters in the movie surprised me, because they matched so well. The actors did a great job. I felt like I found new land.
Supplement to each other • I read this book when I was in Korea, and also watched the movie while I was reading the book. • Both have own strengths. • The Movie made me feel more into the book, because it was easy to imagine the characters. • The Book helped me get more details, and also made me have interest in teenage problems. • Also the letter format of the book made it easier for me to put my emotion into the book, because it sounded like Charlie was talking to me.
Read and Watch • I recommend students to read book and also watch the movie version. Both of them are really good. • It does not matter which one goes first. • They supplement each other in different ways. • So, Read and Watch. Watch and Read!