Midnight Cowboy – TV-Tip of the Week

Midnight Cowboy - TV-Tip of the Week

Midnight Cowboy – TV-Tip of the Week

               Genre: Drama
               New York, Friendship, prostitution, Florida

Sunday 18 April 2010, ARTE, 20:15 clock

  Based on the novel Midnight Cowboy / Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy was established in 1969, the film Midnight Cowboy by John Schlesinger with Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight in leading roles. This often prestigious awards winning drama about the friendship between two marginal figures who are struggling in the unforgiving metropolis of New York City at a halfway decent survival, was shot by the American Film Institute in the list of 100 best American films of all time and has the beautifully melancholic title track “Everybody’s Talkin ‘” – written by Fred Neil and sung by Harry Nilsson – served with enormous popularity.

on self-confidence is lacking for the young Texan Joe Buck (Jon Voight) is not obvious, as it is in Cowboy -gap in New York City opens in order to pursue a career as a paid well-heeled ladies lovers. With supposedly snappy slogans and raised masculinity he crashes soon after his arrival to older ladies that cross his path, but must determine quickly that this business is not in the street just blooms. When he meets in a bar, the shrewd, scrapped and ailing rogue Enrico “Ratso” Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman), this gives him a fee to the wacky Mr. O’Daniel (John McGiver), which he holds himself out as a pimp. ( #)
The fact that this lunatic is unlikely to help him is, Joe realized after a few moments when he meets O’Daniel, and he cursed Rizzo, who has tricked him and apparently made his money from the dust. Not long after the two meet again, however, and after a brief outburst Joe finally comes, as it were by way of compensation for Rizzo in his miserable place to sleep. Without prospects in New York different men begin to dream of a common future in the warm Florida, but the way to the bus tickets in the sun is paved with hard experience in the backyards of the so-called American Dream …
(# ) Winner of three Oscars for Best Picture, for Best Director and for Best Screenplay, six BAFTA Awards, a Golden Globe and numerous other nominations and awards was Midnight Cowboy, who at his appearance because of the perceived as explosive depiction of sexuality initially received no youth share in his time at the box office a great success. It is the dense atmosphere of merciless struggle for existence in the urban area on the one hand, and leaves the delicate development of a viable bond between two ultimately stumbled on the other outsiders, this film also will still be a moving plea for humanism and friendship. In Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight are superb as well with their ambivalent embodiment of the two classic anti-hero an absolutely inspiring views couple that has long since earned a respectable place within the recalcitrant New Hollywood aesthetic.

(Mary Anderson)


Midnight Cowboy – TV-Tip of the Week Original Title: Midnight Cowboy Country of production: USA Production year: 1969 (# ) Length: 109 (Min.)

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