Midnight cowboy

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MGM Home Entertainment [distributor],
Pub. Date:
[1998]
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English
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Based on a James Leo Herlihy novel, British director John Schlesinger's first American film dramatized the small hopes, dashed dreams, and unlikely friendship of two late '60s lost souls. Dreaming of an easy life as a fantasy cowboy stud, cheerful Texas rube Joe Buck (Jon Voight) heads to New York City to be a gigolo, but he quickly discovers that hustling isn't what he thought it would be after he winds up paying his first trick (Sylvia Miles). He gets swindled by gimpy tubercular grifter Rico "Ratso" Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman) but, when Joe falls in the direst of straits, Ratso takes Joe into his condemned apartment so that they can help each other survive. Things start to look up when Joe finally lands his first legit female customer (Brenda Vaccaro) at a Warhol-esque party; Ratso's health, however, fails. Joe turns a final trick to get the money for one selfless goal: taking Ratso out of New York to his dream life in Miami. One of the first major studio films given the newly minted X rating for its then-frank portrayal of New York decadence, Midnight Cowboy was critically praised for Schlesinger's insight into American lives, with the intercut mosaic of Joe's memories and Ratso's dreams lending their characters and actions greater psychological complexity. While they may have been drawn by the seamy content (tame by current standards), the young late '60s audience responded to Joe's and Ratso's confusion amidst turbulent times and to the connection they make with each other despite their alienation from the surrounding culture. Midnight Cowboy became one of the major financial and artistic hits of 1969, winning Oscars for Best Picture (the first for an X-rated film), Best Director, and former blacklistee Waldo Salt's screenplay. Though the one-two punch of Midnight Cowboy and The Graduate (1967) proved Hoffman's range and Voight's Joe Buck made him a star, both lost Best Actor to classical cowboy John Wayne for True Grit. The film was later re-rated R by the MPAA. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
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subject_facet Adaptations, Buddy films, Criminals -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama, Drama, Estafa -- Nueva York (Estados Unidos : Estado) -- Nueva York -- Teatro, Feature films, Feature films -- United States, Fiction films, Film adaptations, Herlihy, James Leo, Herlihy, James Leo -- Film adaptations, Male friendship -- Drama, Male prostitutes, Male prostitutes -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama, New York (State) -- New York, Outcasts -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama, Prostitutas -- Nueva York (Estados Unidos : Estado) -- Nueva York -- Teatro, Swindlers and swindling, Swindlers and swindling -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display Midnight cowboy
title_full Midnight cowboy / United Artists ; a Jerome Hellman-John Schlesinger production ; screenplay, Waldo Salt ; producer, Jerome Hellman ; director, John Schlesinger, Midnight cowboy [videorecording] / United Artists ; a Jerome Hellman-John Schlesinger production ; producer, Jerome Hellman ; director, John Schlesinger ; screenplay, Waldo Salt
title_short Midnight cowboy
topic_facet Criminals, Estafa, Herlihy, James Leo, Male friendship, Male prostitutes, Outcasts, Prostitutas, Swindlers and swindling
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