Roundtable with ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ director Stephen Chbosky

Stephen Chbosky PhotoIt’s always great to get to interact with filmmakers and pick their minds about their craft. But rare is it that you have the chance to talk to someone who wrote and directed the screenplay from their own best-selling novel. A day after being blown away by The Perks of Being a Wallflower (my favorite film of the year so far), I had the opportunity to attend a press junket with writer/director Stephen Chboksy to pick his brain about his wonderful novel and film. We also had the added experience of having a group of high school journalists from St. Agnes School here in Houston, which brought an interesting youth perspective to the proceedings. Stephen had some great stories to tell about the cast, why he chose to shoot the film the way he did, and other great insights about how the film can affect all ages. Check out audio of the junket after the jump!


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Written by Terence Johnson

When he's not enduring Shade Samurai training from Victoria Grayson, you can find Terence spends his time being an avid watcher of television, Criterion film collector, Twitter addict, and awards season obsessive. Opinionated but open minded, ratchet but with class, Terence holds down the fort as the producer of the Power Hour podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at @LeNoirAuteur.


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Thanks for posting this. After The Master this is my favorite film of the year so far. It was a pretty cathartic experience and I haven’t been able to shake it since viewing the film. Brought back a lot of memories. I read the novel back in 2001 when I was a sophomore in High School. I remember liking it, but not falling head over heals. I didn’t really relate. Its amazing what time can do to you.



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