Books into Movies: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Soundtrack Playlist Revealed, New Book Cover, and Interviews)

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower will release in September. Recently a soundtrack was revealed, a new book cover, and some awesome interviews. Plus, Nina Dobrev, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller dance! Continue reading for more details!

Huffington Post originally revealed the soundtrack for the film. Can you spot any familiar songs? I've put a heart beside my favorites!

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack:

1. The Samples - Could It Be Another Change
2. Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileenheart tiny
3. Galaxie 500 - Tugboat
4. New Order - Temptation
5. The Innocence Mission - Evensong
6. The Smiths - Asleepheart tiny
7. Cracker - Low
8. Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot
9. XTC - Dear God
10. Cocteau Twins - Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops
11. Michael Brook - Charlie's Last Letter
12. David Bowie – Heroesheart tiny

What does the author think about the music? Well, since he personally chose the soundtrack, I'd say he approves! Huffington Post:

 "Over many years, I have collected songs," "Perks" author (the film is an adpatation), screenwriter and director Stephen Chbosky writes in the album’s liner notes. "I’ve shared them with friends. And they have shared their favorites with me. Some of the songs are popular. Some of them are not known by a whole lot of people. But they are all great in their own way. And since these songs have meant a lot to me, I just wanted you have them as a soundtrack for whatever you need them to be for your life."

My favorite song off the soundtrack has to be The Smiths "Asleep." I'm also surprised "Come on Eileen" made the cut. That song has always been super cheestastic to me. Check out The Smith's song below.'s kind of sad.

A movie adapation means one very important thing...a new book cover! Check out the Perks' cover below. It's basically the movie poster. But I still love it! And so does Emma Watson!!

Interviews, Interviews, Interviews! Okay, well only two interviews. sat down with the author, Stephen Chbosky, who also wrote and directed the movie.

Can you talk about shifting the format of the book, which was [told through] letters, to a narrative screenplay? And what changes you had to make?
I didn’t have to make many changes. I just had to be very specific about the execution. You’ll have to see it. It’s hard to describe intellectually. You’d have to just see it. I wrote the book as a series of letters because I wanted the reader to feel very intimately connected to Charlie. So, it was finding a point of view from the film that would lead to the same connection. And luckily, with Logan Lerman, it’s not very difficult to get that sense of connection.

Is Charlie narrating the movie?
You see him write letters. It’s not a straight narration, it’s more of…it’s part of his character. Just like he would write letters in real life in the book, you see him do it.

But the letters are going to be a big part of the film too?
Yeah, it’ll be a part of the film, absolutely.
To see the rest of the interview visit!

I was always curious about how they were going to do the narration. I haven't read the book, but I know Charlie's narration and letters are a huge part of it. It's cool that the letters will also be incorporated into the film!

Now for the second interview! Nina Dobrev dances with MTV reporter. And Emma Watson and Ezra Miller show off their moves. I also think this is where "Come on Eileen" will be played. This clip makes me super excited for the film! Check it out below!

Also be sure to check out other sources for The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie:

What do you think? Excited for the Movie? Digging the new book cover? Thoughts below!

Visit The Perks of Being a Wallflower Books into Movies posts for past news on casting, posters, and more!
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  1. Thanks for compiling all of this, Krista! I actually like the new book cover. Usually I hate the "cinematic" ones, but the actors are really expressive in the still.