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Midnight cowboy
Schlesinger, John, 1926-2003, film director.
Blu-ray special edition.
Publication Information:
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
"One of the British New Wave's most versatile directors, John Schlesinger came to New York in the late 1960s to make Midnight Cowboy, a picaresque story of friendship that captured a city in crisis and sparked a new era of Hollywood movies. Jon Voight delivers a career-making performance as Joe Buck, a wide-eyed hustler from Texas hoping to score big with wealthy city women; he finds a companion in Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, an ailing swindler with a bum leg and a quixotic fantasy of escaping to Florida, played by Dustin Hoffman in a radical departure from his breakthrough in The Graduate. A critical and commercial success despite controversy over what the MPAA termed its 'homosexual frame of reference,' Midnight Cowboy became the first X-rated film to receive the best picture Oscar, and decades on, its influence still reverberates through cinema"--Container.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1969.

Title information from title frame.

Based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy.

Features: New 4K digital restoration, approved by cinematographer Adam Holender, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Alternate 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack; Audio commentary from 1991 featuring director John Schlesinger and producer Jerome Hellman; New video essay with commentary by Holender; New photo gallery with commentary by photographer Michael Childers; The Crowd Around the Cowboy, a 1969 short film made on location for Midnight Cowboy; Waldo Salt: a Screenwriter's Journey, an Academy-Award-nominated documentary from 1990 by Eugene Corr and Robert Hillmann; Two short documentaries from 2004 on the making and release of Midnight Cowboy; Interview with actor Jon Voight on The David Frost Show from 1970; Voight's original screen test; Interview from 2000 with Schlesinger for BAFTA Los Angeles; Excerpts from the 2002 BAFTA Los Angeles tribute to Schlesinger; Trailer; An essay by critic Mark Harris.
Reading Level:
MPAA Rating : R.
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Container of (work): Midnight cowboy (Motion picture)
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