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Was that an actual nyc condemned building ratso and joe were living in. ratso's dump looks completely real to me. if so, what building was it? :)

 

There's a documentary on the Blu-Ray discussing this and if I remember correctly I think the interior was actually a set built for the movie.

But, yes, it does look authentic.

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Reminds me of a laugh I had while watching the tv 'Odd Couple'. Oscar (Jack Klugman) completely redecorates the apartment after an argument. A depressed Felix (Tony Randall) comments that "Ratso Rizzo had a cuter place".

that is my favorite odd couple ep. felix buys all this corny futuristic furniture. a nobel prize clock, a chrome bush and a potato chip chair.

two black vinyl chairs that look like hands.

then oscar retaliates with some cheap junk from sam-sam the discount man. :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6Mvs6WRZHc

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All I remember best about this movie is, when in mid to late '68 while looking for something or other in the garage, I ran across my Dad's PORN collection.  And in it there was a magazine that had an article about the movie.  I had NO idea who JOHN VOIGHT was, but I HAD heard of DUSTIN HOFFMAN due to THE GRADUATE being such a hit by that time!

 

But I didn't see the movie until years later and it was shown, albeit in an edited version on TV.

 

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I saw Midnight Cowboy at the Main Post theater, Ft. Bragg, NC in 1970 or '71.  It was the first X rated movie shown at a military facility.  Three was lot of debate over whether or not to show it and I think it had even been approved and then cancelled before being approved again.

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All I remember best about this movie is, when in mid to late '68 while looking for something or other in the garage, I ran across my Dad's PORN collection.  And in it there was a magazine that had an article about the movie.  I had NO idea who JOHN VOIGHT was, but I HAD heard of DUSTIN HOFFMAN due to THE GRADUATE being such a hit by that time!

 

But I didn't see the movie until years later and it was shown, albeit in an edited version on TV.

 

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It's Jon Voight. John Voight is the guy who had owned the car that George Costanza bought.

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I saw Midnight Cowboy at the Main Post theater, Ft. Bragg, NC in 1970 or '71.  It was the first X rated movie shown at a military facility.  Three was lot of debate over whether or not to show it and I think it had even been approved and then cancelled before being approved again.

 

My guess Cid?! Well, after catching John McGiver's character in the first showing...

 

968full-midnight-cowboy-screenshot.jpg

 

...the Brass on base probably thought this movie wasn't exactly proper fare for our boys in uniform!!!

 

(...I mean you have to remember here that the early-'70s were YEARS before even the idea of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was a remote notion!!!) LOL

 

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My guess Cid?! Well, after catching John McGiver's character in the first showing...

 

...the Brass on base probably thought this movie wasn't exactly proper fare for our boys in uniform!!!

 

(...I mean you have to remember here that the early-'70s were YEARS before even the idea of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was a remote notion!!!) LOL

 

And that's not even getting to Bob Balaban's small part in the movie.

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Take it from one who was there, it had the most realistic depiction of what the 60s in NYC was like on film. A lot of Hollywood films invariably always depicted 60s parties with studio type generic music.  I believe the footage of the party was actually shot at Warhol's Factory.  B) 

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My guess Cid?! Well, after catching John McGiver's character in the first showing...

 

968full-midnight-cowboy-screenshot.jpg

 

...the Brass on base probably thought this movie wasn't exactly proper fare for our boys in uniform!!!

 

(...I mean you have to remember here that the early-'70s were YEARS before even the idea of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was a remote notion!!!) LOL

 

;)

Actually, it was a decision by the Pentagon not to show any X-rated movies at any military theaters world-wide.  Had nothing to do with the movie or the content specifically.  Was not a decision made by Ft. Bragg command.

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Take it from one who was there, it had the most realistic depiction of what the 60s in NYC was like on film. A lot of Hollywood films invariably always depicted 60s parties with studio type generic music.  I believe the footage of the party was actually shot at Warhol's Factory.  B) 

Cool.....that you were there I mean.

 

I loved this film. I loved everything about it. I even loved Seinfeld's riff on the ending:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6KElMnn1Bw

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Take it from one who was there, it had the most realistic depiction of what the 60s in NYC was like on film. A lot of Hollywood films invariably always depicted 60s parties with studio type generic music.  I believe the footage of the party was actually shot at Warhol's Factory.   

 

Some "reviewers" have criticized the movie's sequences at the party as overlong, but I disagree.

The love the part where the woman tells Ratso that he doesn't have to steal the food since it's free.

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Actually, it was a decision by the Pentagon not to show any X-rated movies at any military theaters world-wide.  Had nothing to do with the movie or the content specifically.  Was not a decision made by Ft. Bragg command.

 

That makes sense Cid, though of course and as we now know today, this film was pretty much incorrectly rated "X" by the MPAA and during the early years when Jack Valenti's system was figuring the whole thing out.

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It's Jon Voight. John Voight is the guy who had owned the car that George Costanza bought.

Remember DGF-----when I found the stash, NObody had heard of SIENFELD either! 

 

Plus, I never thought that show was very funny.  NOT on a consistent level.  Some episodes were funny, some just dumb.  MOSTLY the latter.  And I never thought Sienfeld was that funny a stand-up, either...

 

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Remember DGF-----when I found the stash, NObody had heard of SIENFELD either! 

 

Plus, I never thought that show was very funny.  NOT on a consistent level.  Some episodes were funny, some just dumb.  MOSTLY the latter.  And I never thought Sienfeld was that funny a stand-up, either...

 

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Brilliant moments, but I admit it was inconsistent.

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Just saw "The King of Queens" episode "Buggie Nights' where the Heffernans have to spend the night out while their house gets fumigated.  They walk the streets while "Everybody's Talking" plays in the background.

 

I grew up on the Upper West Side in the 1960s.   It was a dangerous area then as NYC's heroin addicts used to congregate in "Needle Park" on 71st Street and Broadway (see Al Pacino in "The Panic In Needle Park").  The abandoned building in "Midnight Cowboy" is on 73rd Street just east of Broadway.  The Twin Donuts that Joe Buck finds Ratso in was on Broadway between 74th and 73rd, downstairs from the Beacon Theater.  The hotels around that area were notorious as "shooting galleries" for heroin addicts.  Life magazine did an article on heroin addicts in February 1965.  This was the impetus for the movie "TPINP' in 197i, shot in the same neighborhood.

 

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Just saw "The King of Queens" episode "Buggie Nights' where the Heffernans have to spend the night out while their house gets fumigated.  They walk the streets while "Everybody's Talking" plays in the background.

 

I grew up on the Upper West Side in the 1960s.   It was a dangerous area then as NYC's heroin addicts used to congregate in "Needle Park" on 71st Street and Broadway (see Al Pacino in "The Panic In Needle Park").  The abandoned building in "Midnight Cowboy" is on 73rd Street just east of Broadway.  The Twin Donuts that Joe Buck finds Ratso in was on Broadway between 74th and 73rd, downstairs from the Beacon Theater.  The hotels around that area were notorious as "shooting galleries" for heroin addicts.  Life magazine did an article on heroin addicts in February 1965.  This was the impetus for the movie "TPINP' in 197i, shot in the same neighborhood.

My parents, notorious for their frugal ways, had bought tickets at TKTS for a matinee on a Saturday in the 1980s.

 

I have no idea where their theater was in relation, but they decided to buy sandwiches and eat them in................Needle Park. They did comment on all the people in the park. :o

 

Ah, Twin Donuts. They used to make one of the best whole wheat donuts I've ever had.

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"Hey, I'm walking here!" Great movie line and totally adlibbed by Dustin Hoffman.

Ad-libbed? Seriously? How cool.

 

One of the best movies in the history of moviedom. Who doesn't quote that line when given the opportunity. And in New Yawk, one usually gets the opportunity. :D

 

That, and 'is it safe'? I ask that of my dentist all the time.

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Ad-libbed? Seriously? How cool.

 

One of the best movies in the history of moviedom. Who doesn't quote that line when given the opportunity. And in New Yawk, one usually gets the opportunity. :D

 

That, and 'is it safe'? I ask that of my dentist all the time.

 

:lol:

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