Glenn Frankel’s history of the controversial Oscar-winning film that signaled a dramatic shift in American popular culture has received FOUR starred reviews!
SHOOTING MIDNIGHT COWBOY: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic
On sale 3/16/21
“Midnight Cowboy is an acknowledged classic of American cinema, and Frankel provides us with the context we need to fully appreciate the film as a vivid snapshot of a specific time and place in American history.”–Booklist, starred review
“A rare cinema book that is as mesmerizing as its subject.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“This enthralling account of a boundary-breaking film is catnip for film buffs.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Tackling questions of censorship and the MPAA ratings, bravura performances by Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman, the costumes, the soundtrack, and the film’s coronation at the 1970 Academy Awards, Frankel expertly brings it all together. VERDICT An in-depth, exquisite biography of a legendary film, and a must-read for cinephiles.”–Library Journal, starred review