The Book vs the Movie: The Outsiders

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Book written by S.E. Hinton, 1967

Movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola, 1983

Synopsis from Goodreads.com:

According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for “social”) has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back.

Ponyboy is a greaser, and he’s always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers–until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy’s skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser.

 

Picture Source: Goodreads.com
Picture Source: Goodreads.com


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Picture Source: glogster.com
Picture Source: glogster.com

 

 

Which I Viewed First: The book.

Which I Enjoyed Most: The book.

Out of 5 stars, the Book Gets: 4 stars.

Out of 5 stars, the Movie Gets: 3 stars.

Things the Book Did Better: The writing style, more information, more character depth, more touching.

Things the Movie Did Better: Pretty good cast, accurate settings and clothing styles.

Verdict?: The book.

Why?: It’s been a really long time since I’ve read or watched the movie, but I always remember liking the book better because I felt closer to the characters. The movie did a pretty good job, but it’s hard to beat the book.

Should the movie be re-made?: Probably not.

What do you think? Agree, disagree? Would love to hear your thoughts!

 

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