Midnight Cowboy (1969)

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Based on a James Leo Herlihy novel and excellent script by Waldo Salt  this is the  first British director John Schlesinger American film.
Midnight Cowboy is a touching look at the friendship between a young man and a low-level street hustler in a modern world of almost total alienation and emotional disconnection.

Midnight Cowboy became the first and only X-rated film to win the Best Picture Academy Award. (Over time, the rating was softened to an R) Superb performances and an excellent script have made this  Cult Classic easily one of the 10 best films of all time.

Joe Buck, a Texas dishwasher without family, heads east to New York to make his fortune as a stud by selling his body to all rich ladies who have been deprived of their rights by faggot eastern gentlemen.
Instead, he ends up as a  42d Street hustler whose  only friend is  Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman),  low-level street hustler  from the Bronx .
"Long after it was first released, "Midnight Cowboy" remains one of a handful of films that stay in our memory after the others have evaporated"
Roger Ebert





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