Tuesday, July 21, 2009
24 Words Per Film (#53)
Using Rowlands as his surrogate generally delimited Cassavetes’ mysogyny. Chinese Bookie has no Rowlands, no female p.o.v., much fragmentation/objectification of the female body.
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976/1978); written/directed by John Cassavetes; starring Ben Gazzara, with Timothy Carey and Seymour Cassel.