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Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic 

By Glenn Frankel

(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Available now)

Offering a more behind-the-scenes look at a groundbreaking film is Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Glenn Frankel whose book goes behind John Schlesinger’s 1969 film Midnight Cowboy. The film, starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight as “Ratso” Rizzo and Joe Buck, took home the Oscar for best picture at the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970.

Offering behind-the-scenes anecdotes and featuring interviews with Hoffman and Voight, Frankel explores how the classic film ultimately signaled a historical shift in American cinema.