Back The Guardian Midnight Cowboy review – a still potent stew of 60s sleaze
Search Sections 21 Sep
Close
Advertisement
12 Sep 10:00am

Midnight Cowboy review – a still potent stew of 60s sleaze

The Guardian
Fifty years on, Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman’s squabbling amid the squalor of low-rent New York remains a heartbreaking triumph Before bromance, there was Midnight Cowboy. Brama? Bragedy? This movie – on rerelease for its 50th anniversary – is about two men finding friendship in the desolate common cause of their loneliness. It was adapted by screenwriter Waldo Salt from the novel by James Leo Herlihy, and the original author’s friendship with Tennessee Williams shows up faintly as an influence in the film’s depiction of vulnerable small-town boys in the big city. The director was
Read full story
 Like Comment
Advertisement

Comments

No comments yet...
On the top

Date settings

Today is Saturday, September 21, 2019

+ 1 -
+ 1 -
+ 2016 -

Close

By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookie policy.

Accept

The Guardian

Close