Wed, 26 September 2012
Paul and Erin lounge around the local pool hall, hair greased back and covered in a thin layer of sweat, as they review the two back-to-back film adaptations of S.E. Hinton novels that Francis Ford Coppola directed in 1983. First: THE OUTSIDERS, in which an all-star cast of young Hollywood dreamboats play a soulful gang of "greasers" in 1960s Oklahoma; then, the hyperstylized RUMBLE FISH, in which Matt Dillon plays a restless, none-too-bright young hoodlum recklessly determined to follow in the footsteps of his older brother, a motorcycle-riding local legend played by Mickey Rourke. Stay gold, Ponyboy, or stay black-and-white except for a couple of fish in an aquarium tank: which will prevail?