Pic of the Day: “The Killing of a Chinese Bookie” revisited

We kick off this week with another look at Flo, the fascinating mix of glad-handing bonhomie and no-nonsense brute force from John CassavetesThe Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976). Here he sits under the red lights of Cosmo Vitelli’s Crazy Horse West, waiting to meet up with Cosmo himself (Ben Gazzara). He gazes at the strippers and performers up on the stage, his body language indicating wistfulness and nostalgia. Cassavetes’ camera observes the moment.

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

What could he be thinking about? It’s a great moment in a film filled with great moments. If you have the Flix cable channel, it will be showing there tomorrow. It’s also on Hulu Plus. Don’t miss!

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