Monday, 14 September 2009

Stay gold, Patrick Swayze, stay gold

This is a scene from the film "The Outsiders" where Ponyboy recites the Robert Frost Poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" to Johnny.

In the film Johnny dies of injuries. His last words are "Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold," in reference to the poem.

"The Outsiders" (1983), the film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, is an adaptation of the 1967 novel of the same name "The Outsiders", by Susan Eloise Hinton.

The movie was released in March 1983. Jo Ellen Misakian, a librarian at Lone Star Jr. High School in Fresno, California and her students, were responsible for inspiring Coppola to make the movie.

The Outsiders is noted for being the breakout film of many future stars: C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, and Diane Lane. Both Lane and Dillon went on to appear in Coppola's related film Rumble Fish.

I dedicate this post to Patrick Swayze.

1 comment:

Stella Halley said...

Artistas que morrem jovens (hoje em dia acho que a velhice começa aos 90) sempre nos entristecem. Fica-se pensando no quanto ainda podiam trazer de beleza e alegria. Um beijo, Bella,