Week 36: Oklahoma (The Outsiders)
Quote of Interest:
“Nothing gold can stay.”–robert frost/ponyboy
Three words to describe this film/state: Looking to belong
- Greaser in Concession Stand, played by Tom Hillman
- Soc in Concession Stand, played by Hugh Walkinshaw
- Suburb Guy, played by Brent Beesley
Earring Inspo Character: Cherry Valance
Other Notes: I read The Outsiders I think in middle school, and my favorite thing about the book was that it was written by a 15-year-old girl. S. E. Hinton actually played one of the nurses in the film. The movie turned 35 last year and has all of the babyfaces: Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Ralph Macchio, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, and a very young Sofia Coppola. The big question remains: why were all of those schoolchildren randomly visiting that old church?? I can’t remember what the book had to say about that. If you know, please enlighten me in the comments.
State Facts: https://www.factmonster.com/us/states/oklahoma
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