The Outsiders Differences Between Book And Movie

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Though there were many differences in the film, The Outsiders, the director, Francis Ford Coppola, did a good job at including many main aspects of S.E Hinton’s book. In the film, Ponyboy was never jumped by the Greaser’s rivals, the Socials. Instead of Pony’s mugging, the director showed Dally, Ponyboy and Johnny walking around town, causing trouble. The director wanted to start the movie with a lighthearted scene, not a violent, scary display. The movie wanted to convey the Greaser’s “family” aspect along with how the Greaser´s act, and what they do for fun. Not the rivalry between Greasers and Socs. A similarity between the book and film was the character Johnny. Johnny was portrayed as a small, bird-like boy who looked as if he were only

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