In March of 1980, a school librarian by the name of Jo Ellen Misakian
wrote to Francis Ford Coppola
and, on behalf of the students at Lone Star School
in Fresno, California, asked him to consider adapting their favourite novel, S. E. Hinton
's The Outsiders
, for the big screen. Also included with her letter were a copy of the book, and a petition signed by 110 of th...
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