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Midnight Cowboy is a American buddy drama film. Midnight Cowboy is the only X-rated film ever to win Best Picture. InMidnight Cowboy was deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
Joe Buck, a young Texan working as a dishwasher, quits his job and heads to New York City to become a prostitute. Initially Midnight Cowboy - Various - Instrumental Coolhe manages to bed a middle-aged woman, Cass, in her posh Park Avenue apartment. The encounter ends badly as he gives her money after she is insulted and throws a tantrum when he requests payment.
After discovering that the man is actually an unhinged religious fanaticJoe flees in pursuit of Ratso but cannot find him. Joe spends his days wandering the city and sitting in his hotel room.
Soon broke, he is locked out of his hotel room and his belongings are impounded. Joe tries to make money by receiving oral sex from a young man in a movie theater, but learns after the act that the young man has no money. Joe threatens him and asks for his watch, but eventually lets him go unharmed.
The next day, Joe spots Ratso and angrily shakes him down. Ratso offers to share the apartment in a condemned building where he is squatting. Joe reluctantly accepts his offer, and they begin a "business relationship" as hustlers.
As they develop a bond, Ratso's health grows steadily worse. In a flashbackJoe's grandmother raises him after his mother abandons him. He also has a tragic relationship with Midnight Cowboy - Various - Instrumental Coola mentally unstable girl. Ratso tells Joe his father was an illiterate Italian immigrant shoeshiner whose job led to a bad back and lung damage from long-term exposure to shoe polish.
Ratso learned shoeshining from his father but considers it degrading and generally refuses to do it, although he does shine Joe's cowboy boots to help him attract clients. Ratso harbors hopes of moving to Miamishown in daydreams in which he and Joe frolic carefree on Corrupt Souls - Impulse & Submerged - Corrupt Souls / Trapped beach and are surrounded by dozens of adoring middle-aged women.
An Canta Vaya Con Dios - Loredana Berte* - Bellissime man and woman approach Joe in a diner and give him a flyer inviting him to a Warhol-esque party. Joe and Ratso I Was Doing All Right - Various - So Delightful (A Collection Of Jazz Favorites), but Ratso's poor health and hygiene attract unwanted attention from several guests.
Joe mistakes a joint for a cigarette and Free - Malika Zarra - On The Ebony Road to hallucinate after taking several long puffs, along with some "uppers" he is offered. They play Scribbage together and the resulting wordplay leads Shirley to suggest that Joe may be gay; suddenly he is able to perform.
The next morning, she sets up her friend as Joe's next client and it appears that his career is finally taking off.
When Joe returns home, Ratso is bedridden and feverish. He refuses medical help and begs Joe to put him on a bus to Florida. Desperate, Joe picks up a man in an amusement arcade and robs him during a violent encounter in the man's hotel room where Joe brutally beats the man it is Πότε Μέλι Πότε Πίκρα - Λευτέρης Πανταζής - Ο Χρυσός Δίσκος that Joe may have killed the man.
Joe buys bus tickets with the money so he and Ratso can board a bus to Florida. During the trip, Ratso's health deteriorates further as he becomes incontinent and sweat-drenched. At a rest stop, Joe buys new clothing for Ratso and himself and discards his cowboy outfit. On the bus, Joe muses that there must be easier ways to earn a living than hustling, and tells Ratso he plans to get a regular job in Florida. When Ratso fails to respond, Joe realizes that he has died.
The driver tells Joe there is nothing to do but continue to Miami and asks Joe to close Ratso's eyelids. Joe, with tears welling in his eyes, sits with his arm around his dead friend. The opening scenes were filmed in Big Spring, Texas. His room overlooked the northern half of Times Square. The line "I'm Sweet Juice - Lou Donaldson - Down Home here! Although the scene, which originally had Ratso pretend to be hit by a taxi to feign an injury, is written into the first draft of the original script,  Hoffman's version explained it differently on an installment of Bravo 's Inside the Actors Studio.
He stated that there were many takes to hit Midnight Cowboy - Various - Instrumental Cool traffic light just right so that they wouldn't have to pause while walking.
In that take, the timing was perfect, but a cab came out of nowhere and nearly hit them. Hoffman wanted to say, "We're filming a movie here! However, after consulting with a psychologist, executives at United Artists were told to accept an "X" rating, due to the "homosexual frame of reference" and its "possible influence upon youngsters.
The film was later rated "R" for a reissue in The film retains its R rating. Critical response to the film has been largely positive; Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune said of the film: "I cannot recall a more marvelous pair of acting performances in any one film.
The website's critical consensus states: "John Schlesinger's gritty, unrelentingly bleak look Midnight Cowboy - Various - Instrumental Cool the seedy underbelly of urban American life Midnight Cowboy - Various - Instrumental Cool undeniably disturbing, but Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight's performances make it difficult to turn away. John Barrywho supervised the music and composed the score, won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Theme.
Schlesinger chose the song as its theme, and the song underscores the first act. Bob Dylan wrote " Lay Lady Lay " to serve as the theme song, but did not finish it in time.
The soundtrack album was released by United Artists Records in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Midnight Cowboy song. This Midnight Cowboy - Various - Instrumental Cool is about the film. For the novel upon which this film is based, see Midnight Cowboy novel. For other uses, see Midnight Cowboy disambiguation. Theatrical release poster. Dustin Hoffman Jon Voight. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Box Office Mojo.
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