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Fakes will be sneered at. Alternatively, below are the most popular. Also included with her letter were a copy of the book, and a petition signed by 110 of the kids. Coppola to read the book. Coppola did exactly that, and two years later production on the movie began. Francis Ford Coppola, was released in March of 1983, with an incredible up-and-coming cast that included Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Diane Lane, Emilio Estevez, and Matt Dillon. A première was held for the school, attended by the cast.
Misakian’s original letter can be seen below, along with a selection of Fred Roos’ subsequent letters to the school. I am writing to you on behalf of the students and faculty of Lone Star School. We hope you will take the time to consider our request. We are all so impressed with the book, THE OUTSIDERS by S. Hinton, that a petition has been circulated asking that it be made into a movie. We have chosen you to send it to. In hopes that you might also see the possibilities of the movie we have enclosed a copy of the book.
Lone Star is a small school in Fresno County. We have a student body of 324 students. It is a kindergarten through eighth grade school. I feel our students are representative of the youth of America. Everyone who has read the book, regardless of ethnic or economical background, has enthusiastically endorsed this project. This plea comes from our seventh and eighth grade students.
We feel certain that if you will read the book you will agree with us. Thank you for your time. Thank you for sending us your letter, the petition from your students and the book “THE OUTSIDERS” by S. Francis Ford Coppola received them and was very impressed with the passionate interest you and your students showed in this book.
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We are thus following through on it as you can see by the attached report that was done by one of our readers. The reader seems to agree with you and your students. The next step is for myself and other members of our company to read the book and see if we really might want to make a film out of it. I’ll try to keep you posted on the progress. Thanks again to you and your seventh and eighth graders for being good literary scouts and for choosing our company.
Thanks for your letter of July 14, 1980. Sorry your class was not in school to share the news. The latest is that the Zoetrope Studios executives read and discussed at length the pros and cons of making a movie out of “THE OUTSIDERS” with some being for it and some being against it. I flew to Tulsa to have a personal meeting with Suzie Hinton which I enjoyed very much and found valuable. The final decision has been to go ahead and try to option the book with the aim of filming it if we can get a good screenplay. Hinton’s agents are going on now.
By the time school reconvenes, hopefully we will have acquired “THE OUTSIDERS” and have begun to hire a screenwriter to adapt it. This could be helpful to we the filmakers. Also, there is a chance that we may not be able to use the title “THE OUTSIDERS” because of another movie that came out recently with that title. I hope we don’t have to change it but if we do, I’d like to hear your students suggestions of an alternative titlesuch as “Ponyboy”. I’d also like to hear your students opinion of one possible change that we might have in the movie.
That is to not have a gang fight at the end. It seems wrong to me in light of what has just happened to Dallas, Johnny and Bob that the two groups would still have another fight. Hopefully they would have learned something during the course of the story. At least I’d like to think they had and to show audiences through our movie that they had.