Nothing Gold Can Stay – In praise of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders

Nothing Gold Can Stay – In praise of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders This teenage drama from 1983 is the pinnacle of the director’s career-long obsession with the passage of time. Coppola was compelled to take on a string of modestly-scaled movies where he was very much a director for hire. Maybe it’s this: it’s the kids who need to be paid attention to; for their energy and, rather like Ponyboy and Johnny, for their capacity to dream. These moments might be overly sentimental but they certainly ring true. At…