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Midnight Cowboy

John Schlesinger

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USA, 1969, 113 min.
director – John Schlesinger
producer – Jerome Hellman
script – Waldo Solt
based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy
camera – Adam Holender
editor – Hugh A. Robertson
music – John Barry
production designer – John Robert Lloyd
costume designer – Ann Roth
A METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER/JEROME HELLMAN PRODS./FLORIN PRODS. production
digitally restored print – PARK CIRCUS
awards and nominations:
3 Oscars – for best film, direction and adapted screenplay
6 BAFTAs – for best film, direction, actor to Dustin Hoffman, rising actor to Jon Voight, screenplay and editing
“Golden Globe” for rising actor to Jon Voight
Award of Directors Guild of America
Award of the Writers Guild of America for adapted screenplay
Awards of the NSFC and NYFCC for best actor to Jon Voight
West Berlin - Competition
4 nominations for “Oscar” – for best actors to Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, supporting actress to Sylvia Miles and editing
6 nominations for “Golden Globe” – for best drama, direction, dramatic actors to Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, supporting actress to Brenda Vaccaro and screenplay
cast:
Dustin Hoffman (Ratso), Jon Voight (Joe Buck), Sylvia Miles (Cass), John McGiver (Mr. O’Daniel), Brenda Vaccaro (Shirley), Viva (Gretel McAlbertson)

 


Midnight Cowboy is a portrait of urban life that can also be read as a revisionist Western. For beyond this bittersweet tale of the concrete jungle lies a melancholy ballad that bids adieu to the ideals of the American West. An ode to innocence lost, the movie follows the story of young Joe Buck, the last urban cowboy, as he tries to hold onto a rapidly disappearing dream in the 1960s. A strapping Texan, Joe has come to the Big Apple to fulfill the sexual fantasies of the city’s affluent lonely hearts. What he finds is a world with little need for such services. And soon, after a series of empty encounters with homosexuals, junkies and religious fanatics, he’s down and out as a second-rate male prostitute on 42nd Street. Stripped of everything but a fading dream, all that accompanies Buck on his travels is a transistor radio and a TB-stricken runt in a tattered dress suit known as Ratso.
Wistfully underscored by “Everybody’s Talkin’” (performed by Harry Nilsson), the strength of this paean to friendship lies in John Schlesinger’s ingenious visuals and the astonishing talent of the movie’s two principal actors. The interaction between a then virtually unknown Jon Voight and his co-star Dustin Hoffman inspires immediate empathy. Whereas Joe’s unfaltering optimism in a world where raw need overshadows all emotion is the only ray of hope, Ratso’s tenacious pride is no less impressive.
In awarding Midnight Cowboy the Oscar for Best Picture, mainstream cinema paid homage to an innovative form of filmmaking that would go on to shape New Hollywood and Indie Cinema.
Philipp Buehler

Screenings:
Monday, 13 November 2017, 19:00, Lumiere Lidl
Sunday, 26 November 2017, 16:00, Odeon

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