The Making of The Outsiders (1983)
Nancy Moran was a photographer on set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the filming of The Outsiders. She recalls the special dynamic that developed among the film’s young actors: “Of course there was competition—they were teenagers after all. But what really came through was how well they worked as an ensemble. Francis [Ford Coppola] made them into a team. They rehearsed and they kidded around, until the point at which they weren’t actors anymore but just kids who knew each other.” A selection of her snapshots of the cast and crew follows.