The Outsiders Resources
Hinton's website is full of info on The Outsiders and Hinton's other books. Definitely check out the FAQ section!
This fabulous site features in-depth information on the novel and the film version, including lots of pictures plus interviews with Hinton.
This site isn't "official," but has a good biography and some cool videos of Hinton.
This is Random House's S.E. Hinton page, and it features a bio, Q & A, and a booklist.
Hinton recommends Bransford's blog as a great resource for young writers who are trying to break into publication. The blog also features an interview with Hinton.
Movie or TV Productions
This classic film massively increased the popularity of The Outsiders. It stars C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, Rob Low, and Tom Cruise.
The show only lasted one season, and featured Billy Bob Thornton as Buck Merrill, Dallas's friend, and David Arquette as Two-Bit. Francis Ford Coppola served as executive producer. The show picks up where the novel leaves off.
This New York Times article features lots of fun information, along with quotes from Hinton.
New York Press discusses Hinton's move to writing for adults.
This 2007 essay discusses the novel's 40th anniversary, and why we still love it after all those years.
Here's an NY Times review of the TV show, which picks up where the book left off.
Watch and listen as she discusses getting a little too caught up in the writing process.
This is the music video for Stevie Wonder's song, part of the movie soundtrack.
This is a fun clip, with an introduction by Bart Simpson.
Purchase and download the Audiobook from Random House Audio
This is Hinton in 1968, a year after the publication of The Outsiders.
Check out those stars!
Hinton is inside the pay booth at the Admiral Twin Drive-In, her model for the Nightly Double, the drive-in in the novel.