The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

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Corrected entry: Sam's facial expression changes in response to hearing the song Come on Eileen before it actually starts playing.

Liam D

Correction: When Sam's facial expression changes, a violin tune is playing in the background. This is the beginning of Come on Eileen, which she recognised. There are different versions of the song, where no intro is played.

Corrected entry: When the English teacher quizzes his students on who invented the paperback book, the serial and the term "cliffhanger", the answer he gives is Charles Dickens, which is wrong. Thomas Hardy invented the notion, and not in his first book but in his third, A Pair of Blue Eyes. As far as the rest is concerned, Hardy is also well-known for his serial novels, and anyway, I think paperback books and serials would rather have been invented by publishers than writers.

Correction: Dickens first used the idea of the paperback for publishing "The PickWick Papers" [serialized March 1836 to October 1837]. Hardy's "A Pair of Blue Eyes" was serialized nearly FORTY years later [September 1872 and July 1873.] See this source, as one of many, which cite to Dickens as inventing the idea/term/notion of "paperback.


Revealing mistake: Right at the end of the film when Sam, Patrick and Charlie are driving through the tunnel, when Charlie begins to stand up on the back of the truck, look slightly beneath his flapping jacket and you can see the safety wires attached to him.

Liam D
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