Film Director Oliver Stone’s Memoir Reveals Movie Flop That Drove Him To Cocaine

Is there a more iconic movie about destitution than Midnight Cowboy? John Schlesinger’s two-hour bummer of a movie follows the unlikely friendship between greasy con artist Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman) and male prostitute Joe Buck (Jon Voight). Every scene is drenched with cold sweats, and the death of the Swinging Sixties hangs like a darkish cloud over the whole manufacturing. Midnight Cowboyshone a highlight on the darkish underbelly of America that audiences seldom noticed in 1969. ” asks Sgt. Barnes (Tom Berenger) to a room full of young, pot-smoking troopers, the scars on his face more evident than ever earlier than.

There’s nothing mistaken with giving Best Picture to crowd-pleasers like The King’s Speech—it just so occurs that Academy voters had a minimum of 5 other higher crowd-pleasers to choose from. Kevin Costner was on high of the world when he directed, produced and starred in Dances with Wolves, which … Read More