Saving The Outsiders House: Danny O'Connor.
|Danny in front of The Curtis Brother's House/GoFundMe Campaign Photo.|
Now as you can imagine, this is not a cheap job and as a strong Outsiders fan myself I had to get involved in some way and help out with the live campaign Danny has up! He and his team of hard workers are trying to raise enough money as possible to make sure that this house can be all it can be and as a fan, I am sold to donate, but I asked Danny why others should to-"Well, If they love The Outsiders like I/we love The Outsiders then I need your support in making sure that the house used in the filming of the classic movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola based on the novel by S.E. Hinton stays around for ever to insure that fans and future fans alike can share and enjoy this timeless classic movie location."
Now Danny and co, are putting their heart and soul into this project to make sure the greaser Curtis family name lives on in foundation as well as literature and screen, that's pure dedication to something you love and I understand the obvious reasons why someone would love this movie so much, but still I asked Danny why does he-"I guess its just one of those timeless classics that seems everyone can relate to at one level or another. The whole class struggle between the haves and the have-nots and then that greaser style as well."
Annnnnddd who is his favourite greaser? "Yeah Dallas Winston was the coolest greaser by far and still is." It's hard to not have love for Dally, the way he was played by Dillon, as teenagers you can see boys idolising him and girls falling in love with him and I think in my case I did both. But don't worry, I've never been arrested, in fact it's the afternoon and I'm in my PJ's. Think I'll leave the badass-ness to Dally.
|Dillon as Dally/Warner Bros.|
This is one of those once in a lifetime moments that I wish myself and more people could/would do for other gems of films and books and even though it sadly doesn't happen often; we are lucky that it is happening now!
If you want to know more about the campaign and see regular updates of how the house is coming along please follow the link straight to the GoFundMe campaign page here:
Also, if you haven't seen or read The Outsiders I would personally recommend you to do either or both, it is definite a story to consume at least once in your life, because if your like me or Danny or the rest, it will stick with you for life.
Please help spread the word!