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Midnight Cowboy Overview:

Midnight Cowboy (1969) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by John Schlesinger and produced by Jerome Hellman and Kenneth Utt.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by James Leo Herlihy published in 1965.

Midnight Cowboy was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1994.

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorDustin HoffmanNominated
Best ActorJon VoightNominated
Best Supporting ActressSylvia MilesNominated
Best DirectorJohn SchlesingerWon
Best Film EditingHugh A. RobertsonNominated
Best PictureJerome Hellman, ProducerWon
Best WritingWaldo SaltWon
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Midnight Cowboy (1969, John Schlesinger)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 20, 2016 From The Stop Button

Midnight Cowboy gets to be a character study, but doesn?t start as one, which is an interesting situation. About forty-five minutes into the film, which runs just shy of two hours, Midnight Cowboy chucks the narrative urgency. Maybe not chucks, maybe just shuts down, because it does take the film a ... Read full article


Midnight Cowboy (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 18, 2012 From 4 Star Films

The film stars Jon Voight as a naive Texan and Dustin Hoffman as Ratso Rizzo, the bum who initially cons him and eventually befriends him. Voight comes to New York expecting to make money off of rich city women as a male hustler. However, his callowness leaves him broke. That’s when the crippl... Read full article


Midnight Cowboy (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 18, 2012 From 4 Star Films

The film stars Jon Voight as a naive Texan and Dustin Hoffman as Ratso Rizzo, the bum who initially cons him and eventually befriends him. Voight comes to New York expecting to make money off of rich city women as a male hustler. However, his callowness leaves him broke. That’s when the crippl... Read full article


Midnight Cowboy

By Alyson on Jan 24, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

In the film industry, an X or NC-17 rating for a mainstream film is a kiss of death. ?When Midnight Cowboy first opened, many theaters would not show the film and newspapers would not run printed ads because of its X rating being associated with pornography. ?Yet, the film went on to win the Academy... Read full article


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Ratso Rizzo: You know, in my own place, my name ain't Ratso. I mean, it just so happens that in my own place my name is Enrico Salvatore Rizzo.
Joe Buck: Well, I can't say all that.
Ratso Rizzo: Rico, then.


Ratso Rizzo: The two basic items necessary to sustain life, are sunshine and coconut milk... didya know that?


Ratso Rizzo: Excuse my vulgarity.


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Facts about

In 1971, United Artists successfully reissued this film in the USA on a double bill with Women in Love.
Contrasting Opinions #2: According to Dustin Hoffman himself, the taxi incident *wasn't* scripted. During an L.A. Times interview in Jan. 2009, he said that the movie didn't have a permit to close down the NYC street for filming, so they had to set-up the scene with a hidden camera in a van driving down the street, and remote microphones for the actors. After 15 takes, it was finally going well, but this time, as they crossed the street, a taxi ran a red light. Hoffman wanted to say "Hey, we're SHOOTING here!", not only from fear of his life, but also from anger that the taxi driver might have ruined the take. Instead, being the professional that he is, he stayed in character and shouted "Hey, we're WALKING here!" and made movie history. Jon Voight also backs up this version of the incident, saying that seeing how well Hoffman was handling the situation, he likewise stayed in character.
Lee Majors was originally cast as Joe Buck, but had to pull out when his TV series, The Big Valley, was renewed for another season.
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