"The major obstacle for amateur filmmakers is their own sense of inferiority vis-a-vis professional productions. The very classification “amateur” has an apologetic ring. But that very word–from the Latin “amateur”–“lover” means one who does something for the love of the thing rather than for economic reasons or necessity. And this is the meaning from which the amateur filmmaker should take his clue. Instead of envying the script and dialogue writers, the trained actors, the elaborate staffs and sets, the enormous…
Filmed in Marquette, Michigan in early spring of 2010 and published to YouTube in a series of ten-minute “parts” on June 27, 2010.
The current version is a re-edited version of the “original” 104-minute release. I prefer this version; removing a short scene that was damaged with pixels/distortion, and shortening some of the long takes which admittedly went overboard.
Jaybizzle came from Georgetown, Ohio to film his role, while Dylani Mathis was a resident…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Can we stop excluding Midnight Cowboy from recognition as a queer love story?
The basic outline of Midnight Cowboy is this: a young Texan man (played by Jon Voight) decides he wants to move to New York City and become a hustler. His main aspiration in life? To find a rich woman and live off of her and simply aim to please her. He moves, he’s stuck in the city, and he doesn’t find the success that he saw in…