“Comparing books and films: The Outsiders” | Erik

The book “The Outsiders” by S.E.Hinton has changed a lot when they made it in to a movie. The characters roles changed, the settings and moods changed. One of the biggest changes from the book to the movie was that in the movie ponyboy doesn’t talk about sodapop that often even do in the book ponyboy gets mentioned all the time. Also in the movie they left out a lot of events.

In the book Ponyboy always talked about how much he loves sodapop and how much he didn’t like dally. In the movie  sodapop didn’t play much of a role. He wasn’t needed as much in the movie because the movie was not so strong about ponypoys feelings. The movie became more general. In the book it was way more about ponypoys feelings more about what he thought and did. The movie was made more broder.

In the movie they just cut out the first 2 chapters. In the book there is a introduction to the characters and the setting the book is in. Also they give some history about ponyboys family. In the movie there is only one little flash back about ponyboys family, in the book they talk about the family a lot. The movie started when ponyboy and his friends break in to the movies. This party only starts at the 3 chapter in the book.

In conclusion i believe the book is better then the movie. In the book there is way more detailed. Also i believe i didn’t like the movie as much because the actors where not as good.


2 Thoughts.

  1. I totally agree with that the book was better than the movie!!
    Also I really didn’t like where the introduction where erased in the movie it was hard to know about the family plot. Overall I like the reasons you have 🙂

  2. I totally agree that the movie was interesting to compare against the book with being descriptive with seeing changes between them. I also like that you stated some comparisons in the scenes that gives a good reason for differences.

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