"The Outsiders" Movie:
Interesting Variety article from the 35th anniversary of “The Outsiders”. Includes how Francis Ford Coppola learned about “The Outsiders” because a K-8 school librarian sent him the S.E. Hinton novel.
"Stay Gold" Song:
There’s surprisingly little about this song on the internet. The music was composed by Carmine Coppola, father of director Francis Ford Coppola. The lyrics by Stevie Wonder include references from a Robert Frost poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay“. In the movie, Ponyboy Curtis (C. Thomas Howell) recited that poem to Johnny Cade (Ralph Macchio) while they hid in a church.
If anyone has information about how Stevie Wonder wrote the lyrics to the song, please let us know!
Full, annotated “Stay Gold” lyrics, as written by Stevie Wonder