Rumble Fish | Critical Essay by Jay Scott

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Rumble Fish.
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SOURCE: "Susie Loves Matt," in American Film, Vol. VIII, No. 6, April, 1983, pp. 34-5.

In the following excerpt, Scott describes Hinton's association with actor Matt Dillon, who portrayed Dallas in the film version of The Outsiders, the title character in the film based on Tex, and Rusty-James in the movie based on Rumble Fish. Scott goes on to briefly describe Hinton's novels and incorporates Hinton's and Dillon's comments on them as well.

The Arkansas River which cuts through the center of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is wide, shallow, and sluggish. It moves imperceptibly under the heavy humid August air; temperatures have been hitting over a hundred for weeks. In summer, most things in Tulsa seem to come to a halt. People who were attracted by the now long-gone unemployment rate of two percent sit outside at night to escape the closeness of small, rented homes that don't have...

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