“Midnight Cowboy.” Wow, what a story. This film is so depressing, but I think that is a reflection of the excellent editing, writing, and acting. I thought the montages telling the story of Joe’s history was most affective. Those montages reveal Joe’s sad history, and it is so sad! Dustin Hoffman seems to embody the dirty, poor, disenfranchised parts/people of New York. As far as the acting goes, both men did an excellent job of conveying their pathetic hope in the midst of such a sad existence. At the end of the movie, I really wanted to know more about what Joe would be doing in Miami. My hope is that he learns his lesson, goes back to school, and becomes a nurse J.
“Midnight Cowboy” is the only X-rated movie to win an Oscar for Best Picture.