Midnight Cowboy

Directed By: John Schlesinger Starring: Dustin Hoffman Jon Voight

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... and in my book, this is one of the greatest ever. So much has been written about this film that it's pretty superfluous to try to say anything new. This is the only X-rated film ever to win the Best Picture Oscar. (Since revised to R-rated; much now seems tame by today's standards.) Either Hoffman or Voight could easily have won Best Actor if they hadn't been competing with each other; both delivered extremely powerful performances. About the worst thing I can think of to say about this movie, aside from the fact that its vividly sordid atmosphere makes it clearly not a movie for everyone, is that some of the innovative camerawork seems a bit dated nowadays. 'Midnight Cowboy' rewards repeat viewings much better than most.

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by Petronius Arbiter II (Petronius_II@yahoo.com) on 10/7/1999

... and in my book, this is one of the greatest ever. So much has been written about this film that it's pretty superfluous to try to say anything new. This is the only X-rated film ever to win the Best Picture Oscar. (Since revised to R-rated; much now seems tame by today's standards.) Either Hoffman or Voight could easily have won Best Actor if they hadn't been competing with each other; both delivered extremely powerful performances. About the worst thing I can think of to say about this movie, aside from the fact that its vividly sordid atmosphere makes it clearly not a movie for everyone, is that some of the innovative camerawork seems a bit dated nowadays. 'Midnight Cowboy' rewards repeat viewings much better than most. Read More

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Product Overview

A cowboy goes to the big city to be a gigolo and cosses paths with smmy street hustler ratso rizzo.

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Studio MGM
SKU 40000284
UPC 027616603890
UPC 14 00027616603890
Format DVD
Release Date 1/24/2012
Rating Rating
Keywords
Big City
Buddies
Character Study
Classic
Disturbing
Essential Cinema
Friends
Gay/Lesbian
Illness
Lowlife
Prostitution
Recommended
Scams And Cons
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Joe Buck (Jon Voight), an aspiring male prostitute from Texas, heads to Manhattan where he hopes to find plenty of wealthy women willing to pay for the services of a handsome man. When he arrives, the naive country boy befriends Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman), a tubercular homeless con artist who dreams of moving to Florida. As they go about trying to get the money Ratso needs, the two men confront the seediness, corruption, and cruelty that flourish in the big city. ^Based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy, this Oscar-winning film (Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay) features brilliant performances by Voight and Hoffman, and brings to the screen an unusually gritty realism in its portrayal of the streets of New York City.
Plot Summary
Summary Originally rated X, this exceptional film based on James Leo Herlihy's novel centers on a naive, small-town Texan who comes to New York to become a paid stud. He forms a unique relationship with a slimy con man who becomes his closest friend, and ultimately, the key to his salvation. The film depicts New York at its absolute grittiest, and features a very memorable soundtrack. Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay. Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Actor--both Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "...[The performances] have lost none of their magic....[They show us] characters who have nothing to offer the audience but their own lost souls." -- Rating: A- 03/11/1994 p.42
Los Angeles Times "...What knocked people out 25 years ago, the parallel performances of Voight and Hoffman, still have the power today..." 02/20/1994 p.F3
USA Today "...The '69 Oscar-winner seems fresher than ever..." 03/06/1992 p.3D
Premiere "[T]his is a story of dreams unfulfilled, and Hoffman' pathetic street rat, both hilarious and heartbreakingly sad, becomes a kind of tragic hero." 04/01/2004 p.66
Rolling Stone "[A] haunting 1969 classic about a conflicted connection between a naïve Texan hustler and a sickly Bronx-born scammer." 02/23/2006 p.74
Total Film 5 stars out of 5 -- "The elegiac ending offers one of the most tender, understated goodbyes in American cinema." 06/01/2011
Directors
John Schlesinger
Actors
Dustin Hoffman
Jon Voight
Cast & Crew
Dustin Hoffman - Star
Viva - Star
Paul Morrissey - Star
Barnard Hughes - Star
Sylvia Miles - Star
John McGiver - Star
Ruth White - Star
Bob Balaban - Star
Brenda Vaccaro - Star
Jon Voight - Star
Hugh A. Robertson - Editor
Jerome Hellman - Producer
Dick Smith - Special Effects
John Barry - Composer
John Robert Lloyd - Production Designer
James Leo Herlihy - Story
John Schlesinger - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1969
Catalog ID 906038
UPC 00027616603890
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 113 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Awards
Name John Schlesinger
Award Category Best Director
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1969
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Waldo Salt
Award Category Best Adapted Screenplay
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1969
Award Giver Academy Awards
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Spanish, French, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Hoffman,Dustin
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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