The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a film adaptation of Stephen Chbowsky’s celebrated teen novel of the same name. Chbowsky took complete creative control and acted as both the director and screenplay writer. In doing so, the film remained faithful to the beloved novel and kept the essence of the text. Logan Lerman stars as Charlie, a shy, but very observant 16-year-old living in Pennsylvania. Lerman captivates the audience with his delicate and yearning ways that connects to viewers of all ages. Emma Watson sheds nearly a decade of playing Hermione in the Harry Potter series and emerges as Sam, one of Charlie’s best friends and secret love interest. Completing the trio is Ezra Miller, who portrays Patrick, an openly gay high school senior who also befriends Charlie. Together they play an honest group of friends going about the motions of high school. The film was given a $13 million budget and was produced by Mr. Mudd, a production company best known for the cult-following teen film, Juno. Summit Entertainment, most notable for the Twilight Saga, distributed the film worldwide. The Perks of Being a Wallflower was released on September 21st, 2012 in the United States in limited theaters and on September 23rd, 2012 in other countries. The film grossed $228,359 on its limited four theater-opening weekend. The film earned $17,742,948 in North America and $14,455,937 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $32,198,885. The film takes place in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is narrated by its protagonist, Charlie. Charlie is a quiet, reserved 16-year-old boy, entering his freshman year of high school. He is slow to make friends, but manages to connect with his English teacher. Eventually, Charlie befriends Sam and Patrick, a unique duo in the senior class. Realizing he has no other friends, they invite Charlie to be a member of their group. They quickly become inseparable; Sam and Patrick introduce Charlie to alcohol and marijuana and the Rocky
In the novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, the stories of many teenagers living in the early 1990s are retold. Their stories reveal how challenging high school can be. From family problems to drug and alcohol consumption, these teenagers overcome many coming of age obstacles. As if turning sixteen was not challenging enough, Charlie deals with friends passing away, fitting in, and maintaining good grades. Charlie’s life may have changed drastically from age fifteen to age….
Perks of Being a Wallflower Text to Film: Does The Film Hurt Or Enhance?
Stephen Chbosky’s epistolary novel and film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, published in 1999 and directed in 2012, both contain unique structural and content changes to add depth to Charlie’s character in the novel and gain multiple perspectives to better understand Charlie. Stephen Chbosky’s distinctive role as the author, screenwriter, and director of The Perks of Being a Wallflower help to maintain the integrity of the….
Perks of being a Wallflower
Perks of Being a Wallflower is the novel I am going to be reviewing today. This novel is written by Stephen Chbosky, born on January 25, 1970. He is also a screenwriter and film director but is best known for writing the novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which was released in 1999. He also did the screenwriting and directing of the film version of the same book.
The Perks of being a Wallflower is my all- time favorite book as it covers many teenage difficulties….
The Perks of being a Wallflower
‘’The Perks of being a Wallflower’’ was originally a book and it changed to a movie. It is written and directed by Stephen Chbosky with the actors Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and Emma Watson. The context is set in 1991 in an American high school
It is about a 15 year old boy named Charlie. He’s starting his freshman year of high school. He was never a popular person and didn’t have any friends but he meets step-siblings Sam and Patrick and they take Charlie under their….
Book Report: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a 256-page drama novel published by MTV on February 1, 1991. The story is written in a series of letters to an anonymous friend by the protagonist and main character Charlie who is very sensitive and has a lot of feelings along with being a wallflower. In the letters he reveals his secrets, stories, and also his worries and fears in life.
The novel takes place in Western Pennsylvania. Charlie….
In “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky, Charlie, a freshman in high school, grows from being someone who sits by and watches life, to a person who fully participates in life. Charlie’s personality changes a lot through the book. He starts off as a person who sits back and watches all the people and situations in life around him pass him by. This continues until his teacher, Bill, convinces him that it is important to participate in life and not just be an observer. That….
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
For my independent reading assignment I chose the book ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’. Reading this book it made me feel like high school was some kind of amazing adventure. I liked this book because the characters were realistic and unique. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs to re-think the adventure of life, to anyone who needs inspiration, or just someone who needs a piece of mind.
I personally enjoyed reading this book for many reasons.….
Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Text type: Novel
The novel ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ written by Stephen Chbosky tells the story of Charlie through his perspective of personal letters that he writes to an unknown friend. Chbosky writes about the issues one deals with in life such as finding out and accepting who you are and where you belong in the world. Charlie is an emotional character that has gone through difficult experiences and during….
To Be Infinite
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a poignant coming of age story about a teenage boy named Charlie who is entering into his freshman year of high school and trying to cope with death, life, friends, and sexuality. Chobosky does a remarkable job at describing all of these issues through the eyes of a shy, introvert teen. The reader will be shocked, amazed, and grateful to join Charlie in his walk down the road of realization and growing up.
The story is actually….
The Perks Of Being a Wallflower
By: Stephen Chbosky
The characters in this book are the embodiment of what it is to be a high school student. Charlie is a freshman who is looking for himself coming into high school with no friends, and a sister who doesn’t acknowledge him when she sees him at school. Luckily within the first couple of weeks he finds two new friends, Sam and Patrick. The downside to this is that they are both seniors. Charlie, although confused, is immensely intelligent, opinionated….