Adaptation #15: The Perks of Being An Infinite Lorax

Kendyl, Corey and Dorin finally get to see the film Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax and then discuss the high school experience via Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Discussion of Perks starts at 31:47

Also, check out our episode on the Perks film!


The Perks of Being a Wallflower contains mentions of child molestation, rape, suicide, teen pregnancy, abortion, drugs, sex, and mental health issues. As such, they are all a part of our discussion. If any of this offends you or could be a trigger for you, please proceed with caution.

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Music: We Are Young by fun.

Upcoming Film Adaptations

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

-Released August 3

-Directed by David Bowers

-Screenplay by Gabe Sachs, Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky

-Starring Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick, Steve Zahn and RAchel Harris

-Based on Jeff Kinney’s The Last Straw and Dog Days, the 3rd and fourth books in the series

Total Recall

-Released August 3 in US, August 29 in UK

-Directed by Len Wiseman

-Screenplay by Kurt Wimmer and Mark Bomback

-Starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel

-Based on Philip K Dick’s short story We Can Remember It For You, Wholesale

The Bourne Legacy

-Released August 10 in US, Sugust 13 in UK

-Directed by Tony Gilroy

-Screenplay by Tony Gilroy and Dan Gilroy

-Starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton

-Loosely based on the novel by Eric Van Lustbader


-Released August 17 in US, June 15 in UK (limited)

-Directed by David Cronenberg

-Screenplay by David Cronen berg

-Starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche and Sarah Gadon

-Based on the novel by Don DeLillo

Main Discussion

The Lorax (2012)

-Released March 2 in US, July 27 in UK

-Directed by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda

-Screenplay by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul

-Voices by Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny Devito, Ed Helms and Betty White

-For discussion on the book, check out Adaptation episode #5: Once For the Lorax

-Themes: environment, greed/consumerism

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

-Published 1999

-Written by Stephen Chbosky

-Banned books list

-child molestation/sexual assault

-high school

-‘participating’ in life vs. living your own life; for yourself vs. other people

Legally Blonde feminist tumblr post

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

-Released: limited Sep 14 in US, October 3 in UK

-Director: Stephen Chbosky

-Screenplay: Stephen Chbosky

-Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Nina Dobrev, Mae Whitman and Paul Rudd

 Stay tuned for episode #16 on Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina and From Page to Screen minisode #1 on Women in Love (1969) and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011) including interviews with Dr. Corinna Wagner and Simon Beaufoy

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