September 11, 2005

Nothing Gold Can Stay

The Outsiders

Just read on dsng that Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders has been recut and was released just two days ago. I was a big fan of S E Hinton while I was growing up and read all her books. I also got hold of a tape of the movie somehow and remember being disappointed with it, and also that the Stevie Wonder song, Stay Gold, sounded kinda funny. God knows what my 14-year-old mind was thinking though.

But my favourite one from the genre, was Walk Through Cold Fire, which seems to have become a collectors’ item of sorts. It’s one of those books I read over and over again, and one of those books I never forgot.

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

Posted by Karen at September 11, 2005 08:56 PM in movies & music , poetry

I LOVED the movie…and that poem. Can’t believe I watched it yonks ago but it’s still so fresh to me now. Thanks for the tip on the new re-cut version. Wonder if more scenes have been added or if it was just a tidy-up. Whatever it is…I’m going to bug HMV or Gramaphone for a copy. LOL!

Posted by: kisane at September 13, 2005 01:11 PM

Coppola said the recut version would be closer to the book. I don’t have a strong impression of the movie. I think I kinda just fast forwarded through it cos it was due and I was in a hurry to leave the house. Or maybe it was just cos it was so long ago.

Posted by: Karen at September 13, 2005 06:36 PM

I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH, i had 2 read it 4 an english class but i didnt want 2 cuz i though it was a boring book bitu ti was rong, i read it inlike 3 days n now im like obsested with the book n movie, i loved it so mcuh

Posted by: diana at February 12, 2006 08:39 AM

I read the book for English. Im in the 7th grade.
And I hate it.
I really do.
The movie is okay…I guess.
But the book was a disgrace.
The only thing that Ponyboy could describe was the faces and the people. Well, what about the fight? It took three pages on describing the prep. And the fight lasted all of one page. And Johnny’s death. Was all of two sentences. I felt no emotions for any of the deaths, I felt no emotion for anyone. I was never excited to read this for homework. And I was not wanting my English teacher to continue reading when he asked the class. Not a page turned. A page rip off.
Giving it a 1 out of 10. Vey very poor.

Posted by: Corrine. at May 8, 2006 01:03 AM

what a great post! :)

wait till you start Shakespeare. You’ll be begging for Hinton then.

Posted by: jimmy at May 9, 2006 11:08 PM

I really likes the movie but for one reason only … the fact that patrick swayze was in it . he is so sexy even now at age 54. well any ways gotta run bye

Posted by: Stephanie at July 4, 2006 05:41 AM

I first read and watched The Outsiders when I was in gr 7, now im in gr 10. The first time I read it I hated it but when I read it again a week or so ago, i couldn’t put it down and finished it in just a couple of hours. I thought it was too short of a book and I wish that S.E. Hinton had written more.

Posted by: Amber at July 9, 2006 03:55 AM

I just finished the book by S.E. Hinton and it was awesome. Loved it, but I havent seen the movie that was made in 1983.

Posted by: Rodney at July 21, 2006 05:17 AM

omg i loved the book and the movie i had to read it for english and i loved it all my class loved it…and all u guys are hot…well hope to see the movie soon but it dont reallt come out on t.v…but i never miss it…well love u guys byeeeeeeeeee

Posted by: samantha aka tink at July 25, 2006 03:51 PM

omg!! i loved this book. the ending was sad. but omg! it was addictin. i had to read it for a book report but i definitley advise reading it for fun.

Posted by: kelly at July 31, 2006 08:54 PM

i thought that the book was pretty ordanary, but the movie was awsum! omg tom cruise and all them are so young!! im in the middle of doing my assignment for it right now so i better go and do it.. it is due tomorrow!! lol

Posted by: Anita at August 15, 2006 04:33 PM

I just finished reading the book for English class and read it in 3 hours! i was totally submerged in it. i reakon SE Hinton should have written more though, i think she could have talked more about the rumble, the hearing, and Johnny’s death. overall 8/10. mwazzzz…

Posted by: Georgie at September 5, 2006 07:33 AM

i love this book//movie
it is so well written
and the movie ROCKED
[not to mention, rob lowe is HOT. hahah he played Sodapop the shower scene will forever be the best scene EVER =]

Posted by: kelly at October 3, 2006 07:50 AM

i like the outsiders its good and it is a goooooooood movie
and guys are hot so please give me a picture of the guys tttttttttttttttttttttttttttttthanks or i liked the movie as well it made me

Posted by: myan at October 5, 2006 10:18 PM