Tuesday Tunes: “the tunnel song”


I’d been dying to see Perks of Being a Wallflower after falling in love with the amazing book. I finally made it yesterday after discovering it was playing at our discount theater and my evening class was cancelled. Meant to be. Of course it couldn’t be the exact same as the book but I still found it to be really great and encompass so much of the book’s emotion. It was directed by the author so I thought it was cool to see his vision for the film.

Is it crazy that I find characters half my age so relatable?

For the movie they replaced Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” with David Bowie’s “Heroes” for “the tunnel song”- which I’m totally on board with. This song is so powerful and really embraced the emotion of the final scene.

If you are obsessive like me, this is a great interview with the writer/director…

Did you read the book and/or see the movie? What did you think?

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7 Responses to Tuesday Tunes: “the tunnel song”

  1. arielle says:

    I just finished watching the movie about 10 mins ago! It was amazing and really close to the book. I’m impressed with how well they portrayed it. You’ll enjoy it!

  2. Caitlin says:

    Ugh! So obsessed! I read that book so many times in high school. There are so many moments in life that I love thinking to myself, “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”

    Personally, I loved Emma Watson. I think she did amazing transitioning from the HP films. I was worried she wouldn’t be able to, but I didn’t think, “Hermoine?” once!


  3. Marisa says:

    It’s official – I need to get on the ball & see this movie! Not only is Emma Watson adorable but I did enjoy the book as well.

  4. KHM says:

    Filmed in PITTSBURGH. The tunnel is on the way to/from the airport. Another reason to haul your rear up here (bring Brian). <3

  5. Lydia says:

    I remember when I was in middle school, the book was advertised in Seventeen magazine and I was entranced by the bright green cover. It wasn’t until college, when someone in my Abnormal Psychology class mentioned the book in a discussion, that I actually bought it and read it. It was magical and therapeutic at the time. When I heard that a movie was being made, I insisted that my husband take me on a date to see it. I was concerned that the movie would be graphic like the book had been in places, and that the story would get lost in those visuals. But Chbosky did a wonderful job with the screenplay, because when the movie ended, I felt infinite. Bowie’s Heroes was really the cherry on top.

    • lalafauxbois says:

      I thought he did a great job translating it to screen too. It’s great to see the writer direct the film because then you see what they think are the highlights of the story. You nailed it with Heroes being the cherry on top!

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