The Outsiders Movie Review Essay

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The Outsiders movie review

Author S.E Hinton wrote the novel The Outsiders in her teen years. The Outsiders is a book for teenagers and was sold in 14 million copies and has been translated in many languages. The main character Ponyboy Curtis, is a teenager whose parents died in a car accident and lives with his two elder brothers. They belong to a gang of Greasers, poor kids in town. The Socials are their enemies, rich, spoiled kids who come from the West side of town. Their hostilities would result in several tragic events and a bravery act of young boys. The story takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the 1960s. Over a decade later Francis Ford Coppola directed the movie – drama adaptation of the novel, released in 1983. After a such great
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The main character role of Ponyboy Curtis was confined to C. Thomas Howell. He portrayed the character of Ponyboy in a remarkable way showing a range of emotions. For his efforts in the movie, he won a price for the Best Young Motion Picture Actor in a Feature Film. Almost as good, young Diane Lane playing Cherry Valance was nominated for Best Young Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Ralph Macchio and Matt Dillon portraying Johnny Cade and Dallas Winston played their roles skillfully. Minor roles were attributed to Patrick Swayze (Darry Curtis), Rob Lowe (Sodapop Curtis), Emilio Estevez (Two-bit) and Tom Cruise (Steve Randle). These young promising boys became famous worldwide actors later on in their lives. The Greasers are well portrayed as rebel group of youngsters living in poor conditions following their own code of behavior. They had long greasy hair, wore jeans, sleeveless t-shirts and leather jackets if they could afford them. They are aware of social injustice in the society and they try to express their dissatisfaction by being outsiders. Directed by famous Francis Ford Coppola, this movie promised a coherent story with excellent an cast and superb

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