Midnight Cowboy is one of my favorite movies. I really doubt it would get the green light today. When it came out it was pretty controversial and it originally got slapped with an X-rating. Despite the early hiccups, it went on to be nominated for seven Academy Awards and it won for the Best Picture of 1970. It was shot in New York City in 1969 and it’s got some great footage of the city back then. Below are six links to online articles and a video about the film and then there’s the weekly MBIP Coming Attractions!
15 Uncensored Facts About Midnight Cowboy - Check out number 14, I need to get to that bar sometime in my lifetime!
Midnight Revolution - A lengthy Vanity Fair feature on Midnight Cowboy and it’s revealed in the article that people from Elvis Presley’s camp lobbied for The King to play the role of Joe Buck! That would have been interesting! It’s also revealed that the young boy who gave Joe Buck a blowjob in the movie theater is actor Bob Balaban! It was his first role.
Dustin Hoffman rides high in ‘Midnight Cowboy’: 1969 review - This is the origingal review of the film from the NY Daily News in 1969.
Adapting To Film: Midnight Cowboy - This article details how the film was adapted from the original novel.
Midnight Cowboy: 25 fascinating, sleazy New York details, a celebration of 42nd Street from an X-rated Oscar winner - This has the New York locations of some of the iconic scenes from the movie. Next time I go to New York I may do a Midnight Cowboy walking tour!
Midnight Cowboy Ending / Final scene - There’s no way a studio would allow this ending today and it’s one of the great film ending’s of all time!
Back in November of 2015, I went out with my friends Cassie and Tim and embarked on a tour of four restaurants that serve chili the way it should be served, beanless! It was a lot of fun and we had some great chili and we planned on making this a yearly event. But for some reason, 2016 and 2017 flew by and we didn’t do a second tour! So we decided to try this again in 2018 and tomorrow is our Second Not Quite So Annual Beanless Chili Tour! Tim was a little under the weather this year, so Cassie and I went out and this year we’re judging the chili and tomorrow you can read who (in our not quite so humble opinion) has the best beanless chili in Peoria! Tuesday will continue the MBIP Seven Months of Steak tour and I found a restaurant that you wouldn’t necessarily associate with steak, but they have several different steak dinner options. Wednesday is a special “Let Them Eat Cake” episode featuring my guest appearance on Steve Tarter’s, “Tarter Source” PJ Star podcast. Thursday we’re finally going to do a new “People of Peoria” segment and Friday is going to be an unusual Fast Food Friday episode. Saturday we’ll feature yet another Peoria storefront and then we’ll start off on yet another week! Whew, I’m kind of worn out now, so I’m going to go take a nap and get ready for next week! We'll see you all tomorrow!
THE OBLIGATORY CHURCH OF ROCK SUNDAY PLUG
I’ve been doing a weekly MBIP feature on the radio show The Church Of Rock which is broadcast live, worldwide out of Oregon on Sunday nights. Every week I pick a song and give a little talk about it before the song is played on the show. The hosts of the show are Rev. Derek Moody (some of you know him as Bloody Mess) and Sister Tracy. The show starts at 9PM CST and my segment will air at 9:30PM sharp! The song I chose this week is a song by The Stray Cats and I’ve got a tattoo story to tell that goes along with it. Be there or be L7! You can listen live by streaming from the KSKQ website right here!