Midnight cowboy

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[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018].
Two-DVD special edition.
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (113 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
1 copy. Additional copies on order.
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DVD Midnight
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9781681434476, 1681434474


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Originally released as a motion picture in 1969.
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Title from title frame.
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Based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy.
General Note
Features: New 4K digital restoration, approved by cinematographer Adam Holender; Alternate 5.1 surround 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.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Adam Holender ; editor, Hugh A. Robertson ; musical supervision, John Barry.
Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Brenda Vaccaro, John McGiver, Ruth White, Sylvia Miles, Barnard Hughes, Jennifer Salt, Bob Balaban, Georgann Johnson, Jan Tice, Jonathan Kramer.
"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.
System Details
DVD format, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural, 5.1 surround.
English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired (SDH)..
Academy Award, 1970: Best picture; Best director; Best writing, screenplay based on material from another medium.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Schlesinger, J., Hellman, J., Salt, W., Robertson, H. A., Holender, A., Hoffman, D., Barry, J., Voight, J., Vaccaro, B., McGiver, J., White, R., Miles, S., Hughes, B., Salt, J., Balaban, B., Johnson, G., Tice, J., & Herlihy, J. L. (2018). Midnight cowboy. Two-DVD special edition. [New York, New York]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

John Schlesinger et al.. 2018. Midnight Cowboy. [New York, New York]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

John Schlesinger et al., Midnight Cowboy. [New York, New York]: The Criterion Collection, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Schlesinger, John, et al. Midnight Cowboy. Two-DVD special edition. [New York, New York]: The Criterion Collection, 2018. DVD.

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