In the poster for the film, the Greasers are shown laughing as Johnny is smirking. This was a candid shot, taken during the photo session in which the actors were supposed to look tough at the camera. What happened was that Leif Garrett (Bob, the Soc) was approaching the food table off-camera, and a stagehand (who did not know who Garrett was) said, “The food is for the talent (meaning the actors),” and Ralph Macchio sarcastically said, “Yeah, it’s for the TALENT!” This comment cracked up the cast, and the photo was used.
I could see boys going down under street lights because they were
mean and tough and hated the world, and it was too late to tell them that there was still
good in it, and they wouldn’t believe you if you did.-
You’d just came back from your job, when you found Dally sitting’ on the couch. Sitting beside him, he immediately put his arm around you. Dal wasn’t always all lovey like this, but lately he was acting sweeter than usual.
“How was working’ baby?” he asked, kissing your cheek.
“It was okay, my boss is still an ass.” you said, laughing.
Dally had recently gotten mad at the gang for god knows what, and had been staying in the house more often. It didn’t worry you perhaps, to be honest it was kind of a treat. He started cleaning the kitchen up, and hugging you more, and was a little more gentle. Not totally, but a little.
“Tell me if he starts bugging’ you, Doll, I’ll take care of it.” he said kissing you.
After a while you started to doze off. You were laying on Dallas’ chest and he had the radio playing.
The man from the radio station soon came on announcing the song that was playing next, “Next up is Stand By Me by Ben E. King.”
The tune rang through the air and your ears, as you hummed along in your head. Dal must’ve thought you were sleeping since he started singing the song, lightly.
“No i won’t be afraid, just as long as you stand, stand by me.So darlin’, darlin’ stand by me.”
You were laughing in your head, since if you did out loud he’d surely be embarrassed, and even worse, stop singing.
“If the sky we look upon, should tumble and fall, or the mountains should crumble to the sea.”
Accidentally letting out a giggle, Dallas stopped.
“Aw, you heard that didn’t ya?” he asked, with his hand on his forehead.
“Yeah, don’t sweat it, it was cute, Dal.” you admitted, while sitting up.
“I don’t do cute.” he said, raising an eyebrow.
“Yeah, yeah, you’re too tuff,” you laughed, while rolling your eyes, “but i’ll stand by ya.”
Dally just laughed while pulling out a cigarette. I guess he’s back, you thought.
So, the first time I watched the outsiders movie was in my 7th grade English class. See, my English teacher was strict as fuck you wouldn’t even know, but she let us sit on the floor if we wanted and literally only these two girls sat on the floor. Anyway, we got to the scene where Johnny dies and my teACHER LITERALLY GOES TO THE TISSUE BOX, PICKS IT UP, AND SETS IT DOWN ON THE FLOOR NEXT TO THE GIRLS. And let me tell you these girls used at least 100 tissues each, they had no shame, nada. I was just sitting at my desk, holding back my tears, pretending like I didn’t care tHAT JOHNNY FUCKING DIED AND THEN DALLY FUCKING DIES AND LITERAL TEARS WERE FORMING AT THE CORNERS OF MY EYES. BUT NUH, I AINT BOUT THAT LIFE. SO I WIPE THAT SHIT AWAY AND CONTINUED TO BE THE BAD ASS NERD I AM. The end.