Monday, September 14, 2009

Movies Music and Mondays: The Perks of Being A Wallflower

Most likely, you've heard of this negotiable classic, "epistolary" novel, from which the seed of teendom allegedly sprung. I've yet to read it, but I thought that a great idea for this week's Movies Music and Mondays would be to give a playlist of songs in the book, movies in the book, and books in the book. All of these are from a lovely Wikipedia article.

In the novel Charlie's teacher, Bill, assigns him various books to read. Charlie describes them all as his favorites.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Stranger by Albert Camus
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The book also references a book of poems by e. e. cummings, The Mayor of Castro Street by Randy Shilts, and it contains a poem by Osoanon Nimuss entitled "Absolutely Nothing".

The novel references these films and television shows:
Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Graduate
Harold and Maude
My Life as a Dog
Dead Poets Society
The Unbelievable Truth
A Perfect Paradise
It's a Wonderful Life
The Producers
Hannah and Her Sisters
Saturday Night Live

The novel references these songs:
"Asleep" by The Smiths
"Vapour Trail" by Ride
"Scarborough Fair", a traditional folk song popularized by Simon and Garfunkel
"A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum
"Time of No Reply" by Nick Drake
"Dear Prudence" by The Beatles
"Gypsy" by Suzanne Vega
"Nights in White Satin" by The Moody Blues
"Daydream" by The Smashing Pumpkins
"Dusk" by Genesis
"MLK" by U2
"Blackbird" by The Beatles
"Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
"Another Brick in the Wall Pt. II" by Pink Floyd
"Something" by The Beatles
"School's Out" by Alice Cooper
"Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister

Wow, maybe I should read this after all! The Fountainhead, the Beatles, the Smiths, Nirvana, The Graduate! It's challenged anyways, so I'll read it for Donna's challenge (oh, I should go post that!)


harrit said...


This is the first time I’ve read about this. I keep learning new things everyday!

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