That Was Then, This Is Now will make you think." Jo Ellen Misakian, a librarian at Lone Star Elementary School in Fresno, California, and her students were responsible for inspiring Coppola to make the film. S.E. He should have also had talked to Mark instead of kicking him out of the house right off the bat. Emilio penned the script and stars as the dangerous and wild Mark. | This movie disappointed me. They made Emilio the center of the story when, the bond between Mark and Bryon was supposed to be the center. job here with awesome camera work, solid angles giving the film some good atmosphere and keeping it at an engrossing pace. Hinton's novels as a kid: The Outsiders, Rumble Fish (which in my opinion, is the greatest film adaptation in the series despite everyone's fascination with The Outsiders), Tex, and That Was Then This is Now. The movie was not as good as the book. Ponyboy theorizes on the motivations and personalities of his friends and describes events in a slangy, youthful voice. The end of the book is really different from the end of the movie because at the end of the book Brian was afraid of Mark and at the end of the movie Mark forgave Brian. Bryon and Mark, the main characters, meet a hippie named Randy, who was formerly (though it is not mentioned) Bob's best friend. But I can forgive these things, what made me vote 6 on this was the ending, happy 80's music and a "lighten-up dude" ending. All the characters are excellent, and I was lucky enough to find this at my video store and buy it for 1$ at the VHS blow out sale, plus Emilio Estevez and Craig Sheffer are simply incredible in this!. That was then - This is now. Craig Sheffer is just as good, he was really likable, and you will feel happy for him because he is getting his life on track and is growing up, it's just too bad his career never really took off, because he impressed the hell out of me here!. When I saw the movie I actually liked it. The movie did not go in to as much detail as the book did. The scene in which Emilio explains his parents demise is truly memorable and powerful. It didn't even end like the book did. The students were enthralled with the story. They enjoy getting into brawls, stealing cars, and hanging out at the local bar. Ponyboy Michael Curtis is the protagonist of The Outsiders and a character featured in That Was Then, This Is Now.Ponyboy is one of Mark's friends, although Bryon holds a grudge against him because Ponyboy had the good sense to stay away from Angela Shepard. I have not yet read the book but I did really enjoy this movie, and this is very well made and written as well, plus I felt sorry for Emilio's character. You know, that one kooky dream that just never materializes? That was then, this was now was, to my opinion, a pretty good movie, with plenty of action to keep you interested. Her second effort, 1971's That Was Then, This Is Now, also dealt with the realistic themes of youth violence and tragedy that had characterized her first work, and some critics considere… The description they gives is kinda wrong. Morgan Freeman is amazing in his small role as the Bartender and as always couldn't take my eyes off him when he was on screen (Freeman Rules!!!!!!!). But this isn't a sequel, because it doesn't otherwise continue the story of The Outsiders. That Was Then, This Is Now Wiki is a FANDOM Books Community. Hinton said this about That Was Then, This Is Now: "The Outsiders made you feel. The characters however, look different from what I imagined in the book. He got his first big acting role in Steven Spielberg’s E.T., playing the role of cigarette-smoking Tyler when he was just 12 years old. I feel and love and cry over Ponyboy and his story, however, I want to question, analyze, and … Childhood friendship ends when one of the boys discovers girls and leaves his wingman behind. Metacritic Reviews. they are on a street to nowhere in their lives. (you'll see what I mean when you watch it). Always happy-endings. Emilio did a good job acting but, it doesn't make up for the many other mistakes made. In all, if your gonna make the movie fluff, at least leave the ending to strike you! Awards All of the actors in the film give equally good performacnes in particular Morgan Freemen and Craig Sheffer. And Ponyboy,Tim/Curley Shepard, and Randy make a apperance in that was then this is now What are some similarities between book and movie because of winn dixie? adamgrrrl73, tearinmyeye, ArianneMaya, Tada, robinmatshe, Glitterwriter, Carol2169, tattoo50, Eowyn_Rohan, dayflower1, and casey270 as well as 9 guests left kudos on this work! Directed by Christopher Cain. 13.49; Download full-text PDF Read full-text. Emilio Estevez is amazing as always and is incredible here, his character was a trouble maker, but was just so likable, that you are able to feel sorry for his character, I especially felt bad for him near the end, he also had brilliant chemistry with Craig Sheffer, brought lots of energy and charm to the role, and just did an amazing job this is one of his best performances! It was good. Hinton's novels as a kid: The Outsiders, Rumble Fish (which in my opinion, is the greatest film adaptation in the series despite everyone's fascination with The Outsiders), Tex, and That Was Then This is Now. Audience Reviews for That Was Then...This Is Now. And even Angela wasn't a great actress. Also the movie had Mark steal a car at the end with a police chase instead of having Bryan turn Mark in to the police for dealing drugs. Hinton-based adaptations. That Was Then, This Is Now This edition published in 1971 by Dell in New York, USA. 'That Was Then, This is Now' was the last film adaptation (although the TV series for 'The Outsiders' follows five years later after the release of this movie). This movie really should've had S.E. Mark never stole the principals car. She dumped Bryon to pursue Ponyboy, and when he … ****1/2 out of 5. So, later on and throughout the movie Craig Sheffer seems like a wooden jerk to Mark, rather than representing the inner-turmoil that Bryan feels when he wants to change. The Outsiders is a coming-of-age novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in 1967 by Viking Press.Hinton was 15 when she started writing the novel but did most of the work when she was 16 and a junior in high school. They steal cars and get in fights, but Sheffer is clearly the more well-behaved of the two. And also, I don't think he's in the movie I'm not sure he is after reading the wikipedia page. The next night, Ponyboy and his friends Dally and Johnny meet Cherry Valance and Marcia at a drive-in movie theatre. While the setting was from years past, the ethical questions raised and the teenage situations were quite apropos. The book was so powerful and real in the last chapters- and the movie took all of this out. Start studying Outsiders Practice Test. An okay teenage drug drama movie with a good cast and interesting characters, but I hate the ending. Though only fourteen years old, he understands the way his social group functions and … I really can't blame Emilio Estevez since the studio made him change the ending and I know he wouldn't have intended to write a happy ending. The most mediocre of the S.E. I liked it, and this story is "different" from other teenage stories. "The movie was okay, but the book was better". At the end of the novel, she is dating Ponyboy Curtis. 109). Excellent underrated film, that's often quite powerful and gripping, with a great story, and amazing performances! Two juvenile delinquents find themselves growing apart, for one is growing up, and the other is staying young and reckless. A solid rental. While all these actors from the 1983 film are recognizable names, some have been more successful than others. That Was Then, This Is Now is a coming-of age, young adult novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in 1971.Set in the 1960s, it follows the relationship between two friends, Mark Jennings and Bryon Douglas, who are like brothers, but find their friendship rapidly changing and deteriorating. It’ll never be the same again. Morgan Freeman is excellent as their bar owning older pal. The bond between Estevez and Sheffer really was incredible, and it was so sad when they started drifting apart, and Morgan Freeman has a small but very memorable part here as Charlie the bartender, plus the ending is really moving, and will really make you think, but it also leaves the viewer smiling! It's pretty close to Rumble Fish and The outsiders (both also S.E. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of 159 pages and is available in Paperback format. 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