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Most every school library from the s on stocked at least one well-read copy of The Outsiders , S. On the 35th anniversary of the film's release, check out some facts on the bizarre audition process, Hinton's cameo, and how Bart Simpson had something to do with a sequel. Hinton was Susan Eloise Hinton, a year-old high school student in Tulsa who had grown bored with the trite plots of books targeted to her demographic. So she decided to write a more authentic look at teenage struggles. It has sold more than 14 million copies.
The Outsiders was created with an Us vs. Them mentality and has a lot to do with being a teenager from the wrong side of the tracks. The poster was supposed to show the Greasers looking like tough guys but Ralph Macchio made a remark that cracked them all up. Macchio made a quip to Leif Garret to leave the buffet table for the actors and it was funny enough that other guys busted up. It was kept in just because it looked good but Ponyboy looked at the camera for a split second when he started laughing.
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The Outsiders was written by S. It is a coming-of-age novel still loved and read today, and even studied in many US American classrooms because of its challenging themes. The themes of violence, gangs, dysfunctional families, and underage smoking and drinking also proved a little too controversial for some authorities who called for the book to be banned. Another reason for its popularity was thanks to the film of the same name, based on the book, and directed by film legend Francis Ford Coppola. The movie starred Emilio Estevez, C.
The Outsiders , S. Susan Eloise Hinton was only 15 when she began writing the novel and was just 17 when it was first published. Hinton felt compelled to write after she became frustrated with the lack of relatable pop culture being produced for teenagers at the time. I created a world with no adult authority figures, where kids lived by their own rules. Although Hinton was neither a greaser nor a Soc, the book is written from the point of view of the greaser Ponyboy in an effort to humanize the gang. Hinton originally wrote The Outsiders primarily for herself, but the mother of one of her friends read a draft and thought that the book deserved a wider audience.
The brain behind the book the film was based on, S. Hinton, created a world that would transform the way teens saw themselves. The story centers around a group of disenfranchised teenagers, their struggles with identity, and the pressures that come with it. The movie would become one of the best novel adaptations ever. That's all thanks to the director, Francis Ford Coppola. The times on the set, however, were unconventional in every sense of the word.