The Outsiders – Explaining Ponyboy



9 thoughts on “The Outsiders – Explaining Ponyboy

  1. Last week I was talking to an American friend about this text and I was amazed to discover she’d never heard of it! I’ve read this book loads of times and I’ve seen the film so many times that I used to know all of the words! 🙂

    • Well, I like the book and it doesn’t hurt when your dad was a greaser in his youth, but the movie was never popular. The brat pack as greasers was just not believable especially since “Happy Days” was still on TV and there was a lot of “greaser” saturation in the media and folks had simply grown tired of it all. I never saw the movie, but my dad likes it. I’ll watch it when Netflix has it next.

      • Ha ha, that’s so funny! I don’t know why the film ended up being popular among me and my friends, still it was great! 🙂 Good times! 🙂 Great to hear that explanation and it makes total sense really.

      • I just read some online reviews and it seems the show is more popular overseas than here in the states. My favorite Christmas movie, 1941, is the same way. No one here knows about it or they don’t like it, but I think it’s fantastic. The French guys who I saw it with the first time were amazed I had never seen it even though Steven Spielberg directed it.

  2. Nature’s first green is gold
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf’s a flower;
    But only so an hour.
    Then leaf subsides to leaf.
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day.
    Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost

    I loved “The Outsiders”!

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