It was based on the novel Flowers for Algernon, which I read in ninth grade. The teachers thought that Charly wasn't the best movie to describe the book (?) so we watched Awakenings (which has the same basic plotline) instead. Now that I've seen both, I think Awakenings is better in terms of showing it in schools because it keeps a bit more high schooler friendly, but I really enjoyed Charly as well. The credits start. "Music by Ravi Shankar." OKAY WAIT WHAT That was a glorious moment. I wrote "A+ Ravi" in my notebook. The music was good, but I don't feel that it went along with the movie as seamlessly as I'd expected. Also, with Ravi doing the music, of course it calls for one kind of trippy scene that doesn't really fit in the movie. One minute, Charly's a biker on a Harley, then he's somewhat of a pop icon that looks like Davy Jones? I was pretty lost. Oh, and this is all while there's a sitar going in the background. As for the cinematography, I'm such a sucker for split screens, I was so happy to see them. (dork alert) I also really liked how his and Ms Kinnean's voices were dubbed over several different shots, it was as if they were gracefully laid over the scenes. Caps by me!
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