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  • The Outsiders was set in 1963, It was published a couple years after SE Hinton wrote it. Even the movies that Francis Ford Coppola chose for the markee on the movie theater in the beginning are from 1963. The only reason I bring it up, is because the year changes the dynamics of the entire film.
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  • The Outsiders By S.E. Hinton
  • WHERE and WHEN?
    • Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • Mid 1960’s
    • Greasers —
    • Rebellious working class youth
    • Often part of street gang
    • Greased back hair, jeans, leather jackets, t-shirts with rolled up sleeves
    • Known as “hoods”
    • From the wrong side of town
    WHO?
  • Greaser Style
  • WHO ELSE?
    • Socs (prounounced SO-shez)—
    • Rich kids from the right side of town
    • Thought they were better than everyone else
    • Pick fights with Greasers
    • Drove corvettes and wear madras (plaid)
    • Get anything they want as long as it’s “cool”
  • More Fashion
  • “ Tuff” Cars
  • 1960’s architecture
  • Other words (slang) to know…
    • Rumble
    • Heater
    • Tough vs. Tuff
    • Cancer Stick, Weed
    • Hood
    • Dig
    • Savvy
  • Before the Salad Dressing…
  • Paul Newman (nickname King Cool)
  • Greaser Revivals and…
  • The Outsiders
    • S.E. Hinton started writing the book at the age of 15
    • The book was published in 1967 when she was 18.
    • The movie was released in 1983.
  • Why write the book?
    • Q: How did you first get the idea to write The Outsiders?
    • (Question by Elise from http://www.sehinton.com/misc/faq.html)
    • A: I wrote The Outsiders because I (1) like to write (2)was mad about the social situation in my high school where everyone got in their little group and wouldn't make friends outside it and (3) I wanted to read it.
    • There was no realistic fiction being written about teen-agers when I was in high school--everything was "Mary-Jane Goes to The Prom".
  • The Outsiders in Context
    • From http://books.google.com/books?id=DlzwgasGc2oC&pg=PA642&lpg=PA642&dq=the+outsiders+first+realistic&source=bl&ots=je2I6yg5by&sig=mbKYvU5lEOBLzbIM6v7HwIsSyp8&hl=en&ei=qKK7TKbBOI-gnweupcyMDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBcQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=the%20outsiders%20first%20realistic&f=false