Saturday, February 19, 2022

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Glenn Frankel


Shooting “Midnight Cowboy” tells the story of a modern classic that, by all accounts, should never have become one in the first place. The film’s boundary-pushing subject matter—homosexuality, prostitution, sexual assault—earned it an X rating when it first appeared in cinemas in 1969.

Much more than a history of John Schlesinger’s film, Shooting “Midnight Cowboy” is an arresting glimpse into the world from which it emerged. By turns madcap and serious, and enriched by interviews with cast and crew, Shooting “Midnight Cowboy” is not only the definitive account of the film that unleashed a new wave of innovation in American cinema but also the story of a country (and an industry) beginning to break free from decades of cultural and sexual repression.


Glenn Frankel worked for many years at The Washington Post, winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1989. He taught journalism at Stanford University and the University of Texas at Austin, where he directed the School of Journalism. He won the National Jewish Book Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Searchers and High Noon, and he lives in Arlington, Virginia.