Charly (DVD, 2005)

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Charly

Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Main Title/School Is Out [5:16]
2. A Good Study [3:40]
3. One of the Boys [2:27]
4. "We Call Him Algernon" [3:14]
5. Sharing the Secret [8:08]
6. Sightseeing [3:29]
7. Cruel Intentions [5:52]
8. The Operation [4:15]
9. A Surprise Guest [8:25]
10. Learning Comprehension [3:42]
11. Bakers' Man [4:25]
12. The Trail to Freedom [7:45]
13. Abstract Expressions [9:42]
14. Lessons of Love [3:41]
15. "Charly Gordon" [11:58]
16. Running for His Life [3:32]
17. Just Like Him [3:21]
18. Losing His Mind [5:24]
19. While it Lasted [3:34]
20. Fast Forward/End Credits [1:37]
Side #2 -- Pan & Scan
1. Main Title/School Is Out [5:16]
2. A Good Study [3:40]
3. One of the Boys [2:27]
4. "We Call Him Algernon" [3:14]
5. Sharing the Secret [8:08]
6. Sightseeing [3:29]
7. Cruel Intentions [5:52]
8. The Operation [4:15]
9. A Surprise Guest [8:25]
10. Learning Comprehension [3:42]
11. Bakers' Man [4:25]
12. The Trail to Freedom [7:45]
13. Abstract Expressions [9:42]
14. Lessons of Love [3:41]
15. "Charly Gordon" [11:58]
16. Running for His Life [3:32]
17. Just Like Him [3:21]
18. Losing His Mind [5:24]
19. While it Lasted [3:34]
20. Fast Forward/End Credits [1:37]

Editorial Reviews

Daniel Keyes’s novella “Flowers for Algernon,” having been adapted for television in 1961, made its way to the big screen in this expansive 1968 feature film, with Cliff Robertson repeating the lead role he had taken in the TV version. What’s more, he won that year’s Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Charly Gordon, a mentally challenged adult who turns into an intellectual giant after submitting to an experimental treatment. His newfound intelligence opens up the entire world to Charly, who falls in love with one of his teachers (Claire Bloom). But the world could close on him again: There’s no guarantee that the experiment’s results will be permanent. Robertson, an appealing but generally undistinguished journeyman actor, is remarkably effective in this superbly written drama, and he is ably supported by Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney, and Dick Van Patten. Ralph Nelson’s direction is properly unobtrusive, though the many split-screen shots betray the psychedelic era in which it was made. The Keyes story, originally published in the ‘50s, has been pillaged by Hollywood, in whole or in part, many times over the years, but this “official” version remains the yarn’s finest cinematic adaptation. You’ll find it comparable to the 1990 Robert De Niro-Robin Williams Awakenings -- which, although ostensibly based on actual events, seems to draw a great deal from “Flowers for Algernon.” Ed Hulse, Barnes & Noble

Specifications

About this edition:
UPC: 027616912015
BINC: 7843330
Format: Rated PG, 104 minutes, Dolby Digital Mono, Pan & Scan, Enhanced WS
Region: USA & territories, Canada
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1/2.35:1
Subtitle Languages: French, Spanish

Reviews (4)

  • Anonymous
    4 years, 1 month ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    very inspiring and very true to the book. Cliff Robetson (Charly Gordon) put on a swell performance with all his other cast members.

  • Anonymous
    12 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    this movie touch my herat not any kind of book it a book that you can learn from not likr others books i hope you get it and enjoy it.

  • Anonymous
    12 years, 5 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    This movie was so great. Im in the 8th grade, and we just finished watching it. I was so touched by this movie (even though mamny things were outdated and annoying!) I loved it! It was great.

  • Anonymous
    13 years, 9 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    3.0 / 5.0

    I am a high school English teacher, and my students just finished reading Flowers For Algernon, the book on which Charly is based. Then, I showed them the film, Charly. They enjoyed it very much, even though the film was obviously dated. The only negative I have to say about the film is the music. The music is awful. Thirty years ago, I loved it,but, then, I was into Ravi Shankar. Maybe Hollywood will consider an upgrade of the film, an excellent story. And Cliff Robertson was wonderful as Charly Gordon. My students will never look at the mentally-challenged in the same way........Charly opened a door......and they walked through it.