"Rumble Fish" has been made into a movie. Ask your parents/teacher for permission to watch the 1970s version of the movie. Compare it to the novel. Present your findings to the class. Be sure to include things that are loyal to the story and things that are left out of the adaptation. Also include how this film, which was made in the 1970s, could have been updated for the current time frame. Include your opinion as to whether you agree with the director's adaption or not.
Research what gangs were like in the 1970s when "Rumble Fish" was written. Gangs were very different when compared to how they are now. Use Rusty-James' narration of gang life and the "rules," and compare them with what you learned from your actual research. Present your findings to the class via a PowerPoint presentation. You may want...
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