Midnight Cowboy is a American drama film based on the novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. The film was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Jon Voight alongside Dustin Hoffman. Notable smaller roles are filled by Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Bob Balaban. Midnight Cowboy () is an ultra-realistic, adult film (shot on location) with sordid, downbeat and serious content, from British director John Schlesinger, who had previously directed the widely-acclaimed Darling () - with a Best Actress win for Julie Christie. This film portrays the unlikely companionship and poignant. Drama · A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend. Midnight Cowboy Poster. A naive hustler travels from Texas to New .. Trivia. Included among the American Film Institute's list of the Top Greatest American Movies. See more».
John Schlesinger's "Midnight Cowboy" is a relic from the 60s. An important film for exemplifying the collision between French and American New Wave cinema. It's also one of the most controversial and daring choices for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. With strong performances from Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman . 13 Mar The end of the road Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight in the final moments of Midnight Cowboy. Photograph: Moviestore Collection/Rex. I'm not one of those people who predict endings, but I am married to someone who is. Our mutual love of film brings out the real me: a chubby teenager with a highlighter. 5 Jul Long after it was first released, "Midnight Cowboy" remains one of a handful of films that stay in our memory after the others have evaporated. Its love story between two drifters, the naïve Joe Buck and the street-savvy Ratso Rizzo, is a reference point for other films. Some of its moments, like the one where.
"Midnight Cowboy" comes heartbreakingly close to being the movie we want it to be. The performances have a flat, painful accuracy. The world of Times Square, a world of people without hope and esteem, seems terribly real. Here is America's underbelly and it even smells that way. And seeing these things and reaching to . 22 Jan On May 25, , United Artists released the film Midnight Cowboy, starring Jon Voight (Texas transplant Joe Buck) and Dustin Hoffman (the sleazy Ratso Rizzo) as street hustlers in NYC. It was the first studio film to receive an X-rating (the studio refused to edit anything out), and it became the first X-rated.