Dream You Were Here– Avril Lavigne
The song I Dream You Were Here represents how Charlie misses his friend Algernon. It was truly hard for Charlie to understand that his good friend died. Algernon was the only devoted friend that Charlie had, and it was the only one who comprehended him. They both went through the very same process, and the very same operation to end up being smarter. It was challenging for Charlie because he knew that if Algernon died perhaps he might pass away too.
We will put this tune in the part were Charlie began to deal with his task “The Algernon-Gordon Impact”.
Fortunate– Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat Charlie’s friend was Alice; she was constantly there for him, even when his IQ wasn’t increase yet. Alice thinks they couldn’t be together due to the fact that of his condition however they still could be buddies. This tune is suitable because it demonstrates how Charlie is in love with his buddy “lucky I’m in love with my friend”, and he is truly delighted that she is always by his side.
We will place this tune when Charlie and Alice went on their very first date, when Charlie said “I told you I liked you. I need to have trusted myself to say I love you.” I Will not Provide Up– Jason Mraz
This tune represents that even believed Charlie can’t be with Alice since that is what she thinks is best for him. Charlie actually enjoys her so he attempted lots of times to be with her, no matter what people say, like in this quote “My sensation for you won’t change due to the fact that I’m becoming intelligent. I’ll just like you more”. The name of this tune describes everything, which is that Charlie won’t give up trying to be in a relationship with Alice. The lines “I’m giving you all my love” in the song represent Charlie circumstance with Alice. We will put this tune in the part were Alice said to Charlie that is better to stay just friends because he might be “puzzled”.
Who’s Laughing Now – Jessie J
This song shows how everyone used to laugh about Charlie before the operation. The lines “Mummy they called me names, they wouldn’t let me
play”, shows Charlie’s situation because kids around Charlie called him dumb and wouldn’t let him join their games when he was young. But as soon as he got operated people stop laughing at him because now he was smarter than the rest “People at the bakery are changing. Not only ignoring me. I can feel the hostility.” After Charlie got his IQ increase he can laugh about others because of his intelligence. We will place this song when Charlie goes to the bakery and he can make the machine work and everyone is amazed by it.
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Alice and Charlie had always loved themselves the way they are. Before the operation, when Alice was his teacher, she still had loved Charlie. The lines “Oh, her eyes, her eyes make the stars look like they’re not shinin’” in the song represents perfectly what Charlie discover when he got operated. “Why haven’t I ever noticed how beautiful Alice Kinnian is? She has pigeon-soft brown eyes and feathery brown hair down to the hollow of her neck.” We will place this song in the part where they go to the movies, and had a romantic moment. Fix You – Coldplay
This part of the song “when you try your best, but you don’t succeed” fits perfectly for Charlie. Although Charlie has mental retardation, he had always tried his best and always wants to learn even more. When Charlie went to the school for retarded adults he was the best in the class, and Alice was really proud of him. We will place this song in the part were Charlie goes into the operation room.
Maze – Phish
The lines “embarrassed with failure, I try to reverse” fits perfect for Charlie situation when he began to compete against Algernon in the maze. Charlie felt frustrated because he was really confuse about the paper he had in front of his eye, “I dint understand the amazed and we used up a lot of papers.” Every time Charlie lost he tried to go back and make it right. He didn’t want to disappoint the doctors, because he thought maybe they wouldn’t operate him anymore. We will play this song when Charlie and Algernon are racing. Other Side – Red Hot Chili Peppers
The song Other Side represent Charlie’s mistake through his life. “I thought it up it brought up the past/Once you know you can never go back” make representation of the regrets Charlie had because of his childhood. Through the book we can see that Charlie makes mistakes, after and before the operation, so this song represent it perfectly. The song could be played at the end of the movie, as a conclusion.
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