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)
|Best Actor||Dustin Hoffman||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Jon Voight||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Sylvia Miles||Nominated|
|Best Director||John Schlesinger||Won|
|Best Film Editing||Hugh A. Robertson||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Jerome Hellman, Producer||Won|
|Best Writing||Waldo Salt||Won|
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
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Midnight CowboyBy 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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Stuart Cooper was considered for the Jon Voight part.
This film contains the first recorded use of the word "scuzzy", as a description of Ratso Rizzo. At its root, "scuzzy" is apparently a combination of "scummy" and "fuzzy".
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