Hey, pony. Where you been?

So how many of you have read The Outsiders then? Or seen the film? Well, in an interview with S.E. Hinton in the New York Times there is news that the film, after being recut by Coppola , will be given a limited release opening in the US on Sept. 9th.

In a telephone interview, Mr. Coppola said he recut “The Outsiders” to be truer to the book, and retitled the new version “The Outsiders: The Complete Novel.

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15 Responses

  1. melissa says:

    I liked this film, was just mentioning it to a friend today (who came into consciousness in the 90s so she missed The Outsiders).

  2. Alan says:

    Loved that movie. Never understand why everyone goes on about the Breakfast Club which was just typical whiney American navel-gazing shite. The Outsiders was the real defining Brat Pack movie for me.

  3. Fence says:

    I've never seen the Breakfast Club, at least I don't think I did.

    I read the book before seeing The Outsiders film (both a good while ago), and all I really remember is that I prefered the book. I'll be on the lookout for this, though I doubt it'll get released over here. DVD later on maybe.

  4. Anne says:

    Alan, I loved The Outsiders, and I loved the Breakfast Club. And it wasn't shite. So there.
    Fence, isn't it always the case, though, that a film is never better than the book it was based on (except when it's Eastwood directing the movie)?

  5. Andi says:

    Never saw the Outsiders or read the book. I'm out of the loop, I know.

  6. Fence says:

    Well I prefered The Godfather film to the book :) but in a majority of cases, yup, books are always better. Oh, and in relation to Eastwood, the short stories that MDB was based on were also better than that excuse for a film. Exception proving the rule?

  7. Fence says:

    Andi! I'm shocked ;) And you one of them USA peoples. Go on off now and find the book. Course maybe you are a bit old now for the disaffected youth and maybe whiney teenagers.

    Found out today that Hinton was only 17 when she wrote the book. This and other trivia facts are brought to you courtesy of… hmmm, must find a sponser to pay me lots of money just to mention their name.

  8. Carl V. says:

    I haven't seen The Outsiders in years…decades actually, but it is a film that I used to watch repeatedly when video rentals first became a big deal.

    Don't know how interested I'd be in seeing a recut version.

  9. Fence says:

    You too Sally.

    Carl, I reckon you'd have to take at least one look, just so you could complain "thats not how it should be" at all the altered bits :) I think it more a case of putting more in rather than taking anything out though. I may be wrong

  10. Anne says:

    I hate to disagree about that "excuse for a film", but I can tell neither of us is going to change her mind… Oh well. But I haven't read the book, so I can't compare.

  11. Fence says:

    I suppose they do say variety is the spice of life don't they :)

  12. Anne says:

    I s'pose… ;)

  13. Carl V. says:

    You give me much more credit than I'd give myself because I bet I could sit through the altered version and wouldn't have any idea what was altered…its been that long since I've seen it. Unless of course Patrick Swayze started dirty dancing with Tom Cruise or something…then I might notice.

  14. Fence says:

    Swazye and Cruise dirt dancing! That certainly would be a new and very, very original interpretation. Hopefully not