Midnight Cowboy in China

It’s a stretch, but the 1939/40 World’s Fair (see below) was in New York. Midnight Cowboy takes place in New York in the 1960’s (there was also a World’s Fair in New York in 1964)

thegildedcentury:

1939

Take that, New York World’s Fair!

... glancing around at the others, imitating their techniques
-- the quick inhaler, who follows with sharp gulps of air -
the deep inhalers who draw air as they inhale -- the stylist
who lets the smoke drift out and inhales through the nostrils
-- Joe puffing himself slightly dizzy, starting to laugh...
Source: Midnight Cowboy (1969) movie script
INT. LOFT BUILDING - NIGHT

... a drab entrance hall, dimly lit -- signs identifying
various commercial tenants -- a pink-on-black placard reading
MACALBERTSON, TWO FLIGHTS UP. Joe has started up before he
notices Ratso, leaning on the bannister at the foot of the
stairs, struggling to catch his breath. His face and hair are
wet with perspiration, his lips lavender-blue.
Source: 

Midnight Cowboy (1969) movie script

Ratso Rizzo- Homo Manhattanus 
Source:
Dinosaurs and diseased New Yorkers: Creationism in action, by Weldon Berger 

Ratso Rizzo- Homo Manhattanus 

Source:

Dinosaurs and diseased New Yorkers: Creationism in action, by Weldon Berger 

Top 10 Greatest Character Names-and Why!  

jwarrenpiece on why Ratso Rizzo is a great character name. 

 RATSO RIZZO

Hoffman as the sickly little rat-like con-man in Midnight Cowboy.

a) Alliteration

c) Syllabic Echo

F) Describing Essence of Character

Source: 

Top 10 Greatest Character Names-and Why!, by jwarrenpiece

Midnight Cowboy (1969) Trailer

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