Buy a copy of Shooting Midnight Cowboy with a signed bookplate. Join us for our book talk with Glenn Frankel in conversation with Leonard Maltin on March 30th at 7pm.
*Books will ship closer to the event date.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Glenn Frankel's 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. For Midnight Cowboy, Schlesinger--who had never made a film in the United States--enlisted Jerome Hellman, a producer coming off his own recent flop and smarting from a failed marriage, and Waldo Salt, a formerly blacklisted screenwriter with a tortured past. The decision to shoot on location in New York, at a time when the city was approaching its gritty nadir, backfired when a sanitation strike filled Manhattan with garbage fires and fears of dysentery.
By turns madcap and serious, and enriched by interviews with Hoffman, Voight, and others, Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Glenn Frankel worked for many years at The Washington Post, winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1989. He has taught journalism at Stanford University and the University of Texas at Austin, where he directed the School of Journalism. He has won the National Jewish Book Award, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and is a Motion Picture Academy Film Scholar. He is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Searchers and High Noon, and lives in Arlington, Virginia. Visit his website at www.glennfrankel.com.
SHIPPING & CURBSIDE PICKUP
Shipping costs $6.00 and will be shipped Media Mail with tracking and insurance. We're also offering FREE curbside pickup at Chevalier's Books, 7 days a week 10am - 6pm. If you choose store pickup, we will email you when the order is ready.