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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976 version)

Ben Gazzara is a nightclub owner who can’t stop losing huge amounts of cash to shady gangsters. The gangsters he owns money to now are willing to forgive the debt, but only if he kills a Chinese bookie.  135 more words

Existential Bench

Seven people on a bench on Spring Garden Road, crushed together, rump to rump, staring off in different directions, waiting for the bus.

One gazed up into the gray streaked sky at a series of crows and seagulls circling, no doubt, some faraway meat or, perhaps, a smattering of leftover fastfood french fries.   475 more words

Catching up with Cassavetes: #5 - "Husbands" (1970)

Wow. What a film. Talk about a movie that just screams I am man! Now, I won’t say I was happy to have spent three hours with three unlikable rude jerks, but I wouldn’t want to ever take back those three hours either. 498 more words

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Catching up with Cassavetes: #4 - "Faces" (1968)

And I thought films such as Blue Velvet (1986), American Beauty (1999), and Revolutionary Road (2008) did a good job at encapsulating the mood of the soul crushing suburbs. 271 more words

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THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE (1976)

Director of Photography: Mitch Breit and Al Ruban

Director: John Cassavetes

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Catching up with Cassavetes: #3 - "A Child is Waiting" (1963)

Prior to watching John CassavetesA Child is Waiting I couldn’t figure out why I haven’t heard too much, if any, mention of it before, especially when considering its two big name stars;  351 more words

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