The Perks of Being a Wallflower Movie Soundtrack List
Songs and Music from The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie soundtrack is composed by Canadian musician Michael Brook. Brook is a Grammy-nominated composer whose other soundtrack credits include El Infierno, Country Song, The Fighter, Into the Wild, An Inconvenient Truth, Black Hawk Down, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, and Albino Alligator. In 1996, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for his collaboration with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for the Pakistani singer's album called Night Song. Brook creates music in several genres. These include electronica, minimalism, rock, world music and of course, film music. With an exceptional body of work behind him, there is very little chance that The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie soundtrack will suck. It's going to be good if not excellent.
Get to Know Michael Brook
Born in beautiful Toronto, Canada, Brook is a well-accomplished musician who is most well-known for his collaborations with artists from all over the world. He has collaborated with the likes of Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno, Pieter Nooten, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, David Sylvian, Robert Fripp, Djivan Gasparyan, Hukwe Zawose, and James Hood. It was his collaboration with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan that earned him a nomination from the Grammy Awards. Brook has also released solo records, notably 1992's Cobalt Blue and 2006's RockPaperScissors. Additionally, Brook is not only a film composer, he's also a producer, inventor and guitarist.
Other Movies Scored by Michael Brook
Besides composing The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie soundtrack, Brook has previously worked in major Hollywood productions, the most notable of which include the following:
- The Fighter - Starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams, this film is about boxer Mickey Ward.
- Into The Wild - Brook is one of the four musicians who scored the film. The other three are Eddie Vedder, Kaki King and Canned Heat.
- An Inconvenient Truth - A documentary about former American Vice-President Al Gore's campaign on global warming and climate change.
- Country Strong - A movie about a struggling country singer trying to resurrect a dying career.
About the Movie
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an adaptation of a novel of the same name by Stephen Chbosky. Chbosky also wrote the screenplay as well as directed the film. It stars Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, Nina Dobrev, Mae Whitman, Paul Rudd, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, and Johnny Simmons.
Will the Songs Referenced in the Novel Appear in the Film?
If you have read the book from which the movie was based, then you know that it referenced a lot of well-known songs. The question is will these songs be played in the film? Well, you will have to see the movie to find out. Anyway, here's a list of some of the songs referenced in The Perks of Being a Wallflower book.
Where Eagles Dare – The Misfits
Scarborough Fair – Simon and Garfunkel
Dear Prudence – The Beatles
Daydream – The Smashing Pumpkins
MLK – U2
Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
Something – The Beatles
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Autumn Leaves – Nat King Cole
A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum
Nights in White Satin – The Moody Blues
Blackbird – The Beatles
Perks of Being a Wallflower Trailer
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