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Transcript of Outsiders Intro
is president. 1967 in the U.S.A. A first-class stamp cost 5 cents. #1 TV Show is The Andy Griffith Show # 1 Band - The Beatles The Graduate
Bonnie and Clyde
The Dirty Dozen
You Only Live Twice
Cool Hand Luke - 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 1967 Social Groups
& Fashion #1 Show - The Andy Griffith Show Bonanza Beverly Hillbillies Gunsmoke TV Music The Rolling Stones The Monkees The Beach Boys Elvis The Who Movies Greasers (pronounced so-shez) - Rich kids from the "right side" of town
- Thought they were better than everyone else
- Pick fights with Greasers
- Drove corvettes and wore madras (plaid shirts) The ultimate Greaser icon. James Dean Watching movies at the drive-in theater was the main hang-out on weekends, especially for teenagers. The car culture was a big part of society. You'll notice that cars are often mentioned in the novel. Drive-Ins Cars were a major status symbol.
Two popular cars that are mentioned in
The Outsiders are the Cars in the 1960s Chevy Corvair and the Ford Mustang Socs Written by S.E. Hinton (started writing it when she was 15: took her 2 years to finish)
Published in 1967
Story was inspired by a real-life event at Hinton's high school in Tulsa, OK
The Outsiders is widely considered the first realistic young-adult novel. Her realistic writing was based on things she knew (The story is set in Tulsa in 1967, and the lead characters are based on people she knew; Ponyboy is based on her boyfriend for example.).
Other Hinton novels include Rumble Fish, Tex,
Taming the Star Runner, and That was Then,
This is Now.
The movie was released in 1983. The Outsiders The drive-in wasn't the only place to show off cars. Drive-in restaurants were also popular places to take dates and hang-out with friends. Gangs also used drive-in restaurants as hang-outs. Drive-In Restaurants 1960's Slang heater broad hood hacked off rumble fly the cooler swipe, lift, rolled fuzz cancer stick / a weed jumped SLANG SLANG lone it dig souped up blade turf scrap make tracks The American Dream Happiness for the characters of The Outsiders was a girl, a car, some money, a strong group of friends, and probably an ice-cold bottle of soda. How have things changed today?
How are they the same? The fight between rich and poor. Major topics developed in The Outsiders The power of friendship. What does it mean to be a hero? The journey from youth to adulthood. Look for these topics as we read through the book. Remember, "topics" and "subjects" are not "themes." But they can be used to establish themes! A FEW MORE Cool Hand Luke Starring Paul Newman Who was
Paul Newman? Why is he important to The Outsiders? The Outsiders begins... ...in class, tomorrow. The Outsiders Where, When, and What ... Behind the Scenes slugged tuff savvy rank If you ain't a greaser,
you ain't welcome.