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|Actor:||Dustin Hoffman||Director:||John Schlesinger|
|Movie/TV Title:||Midnight Cowboy||Rating:||R|
|Region Code:||DVD: 1 (US, Canada...)||Country/Region of Manufacture:||United States|
|DVD Edition Year:||1997||Former Rental:||No|
|Leading Role:||Jon Voight||UPC:||0027616603890|
|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.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||3110791|
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|Additional Product Features|
|Leading Role||Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman|
|Display Format||Standard and Letterbox; Contemporary Classics|
|Region Code||Region 1|
|Number of Discs||1|
|Edition||Standard and Letterbox; Contemporary Classics|
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The BEST motion picture of the 1960s!
This was truly a landmark in filmmaking during the 60s. "Midnight Cowboy" remains a quintessential motion picture accomplishment. Originally, the role of Joe Buck (played by Jon Voight) was originally considered for Elvis Presley. One can only imagine what that would have been like. Nonetheless, this film is a remarkable movie experience. The first and only X-rated movie to win the Oscar for Best Picture, plus 2 other Academy Awards, "Midnight Cowboy" has everything you can imagine in a quality motion picture. Jon Voight plays young Texan Joe Buck, who leaves the Lone Star state and goes to New York City to become a street hustler. He is aided by a seedy character named Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, brilliantly played by Dustin Hoffman, 2 years after his star-making turn in "The Graduate". Director John Schlesinger, Screenwriters James Leo Herlihy and Waldo Salt, and Producer Jerome Hellman all recieved Oscars for their work on this film. Both Voight and Hoffman were nominated for Best Actor. Each of them would recieve Best Actor Oscars later in their careers. The song heard over the opening credits, "Everybody's Talkin'" by Harry Nilsson, has since become very much identified with this film. And, the now-famous line "I'm walkin' here!" was practically improvised on the spot during filming. After 40 years onward, "Midnight Cowboy" still packs an emotional punch that few films from this era have ever managed to copy. It remains the BEST motion picture of the 1960s!
Considering the Time A Film that was 20 Years Ahead!
Considering all things, Midnight Cowboy was the pinnacle of personal expression in the then known society facing difficulties from all angles. To make a film about these subjects then was still considered taboo to many and received the first X rating from the motion picture association who was then trying to be honest to the general public. John Voight plays a young Texan Joe Buck, who was caught up in several tragic events in his life up until now and decides to head off to New York City in hopes to becoming a male prostitute. There, he meets Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman), who first tries to hustle Joe, but soon becomes drawn to him through desperation and poverty. The two live together in an abandoned building throughout the winter, until things turn for the worst. Joe Buck's dreams are soon replaced by compassion towards Rizzo, and soon becomes a two-bit hustler just to help Rizzo complete his dream of moving to the sandy beaches of Florida. There are moments in the this film where both actors now talk about in which there was a couple of scenes where improvisations were used. The most famous is the one in which both talk about coming back to life again. You should watch closely to find the minds of the young actors as they, themselves had a chance to show there talents. Of course, the film won an Academy award for best picture, which was not surprising. The soundtrack to Cowboy has always been on of the highlights of the buzz surrounding this film. Although it has a poignant country like style to it at times, it helps us get a taste of life from all 4 corners of the states around the late 60s. Recently many people may wish to revisit this time period, and Composer John Barry caught it well when picking the arrangements and vocal talent for the film. The most haunting melody of all is of course the theme song, yet Harry Nillson adds his excellent flavor on the soundtrack with the first track Everybody's Talkin', which is an extended version of the original written by Barry Gibb, which is not surprising at all. Of course the film was intended to strike a cord into the youngster setting out to make there way out in the world who had little to know chance in life. John Voight's character Joe Buck captures this so well, yet the film failed to deliver a strong and compassionate message about the true meaning of life, except that the life you want may just be a figment of your drifting shadows of reality, floating from one bad situation to the next. I'm giving this a perfect score for realism. 5/5 IF YOU LIKE MY REVIEW, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO LET ME KNOW BY VOTING. THANKS!
I purchased this DVD as a gift and thought the description said new at the time I purchased it. I got the DVD in the mail and it had some sort of brown gunk on the back of the DVD case. The actual disc had two thick scratches.
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Midnight Cowboy, the movie
A great classic movie from 1969. Hadn't seen this movie in over 40 years. Fun to see such famous actors in their early days of their careers. I also enjoyed looking at everything in the scenes from what are now "old cars" to phone booths, and dial telephones, etc. The story of the movie is great.
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