Midnight Cowboy
1969
*****
Director: John Schlesinger
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Barnard Hughes

Joe is a naive young man who moves from Texas to New York City to works as a male prostitute. Things don’t work out the way he planned, but he meets Ratso Rizzo, a cripple with plenty of street-smarts. These two men form a warm friendship which is the heart and soul of this lovely, wonderfully acted drama. Oscar winner for best film, director and adapted screenplay (by Waldo Salt from James Leo Herlihy’s novel). Harry Nilsson’s “Everybody’s Talkin'” and John Barry’s title theme are vital parts of this landmark film.