Video of the Week: Trailers From Hell on “The Killing of a Chinese Bookie”

This week’s video is another in the fabulous Trailers From Hell series. This time, award-winning screenwriter Larry Karaszewski examines John CassavetesThe Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976).

Timothy is barely glimpsed in his scene at the Crazy Horse West, bathed in red light, but he’s there. This is a fine, thoughtful look at a great film. Please check out more of the Trailers From Hell; they are stellar!

Video of the Week: Trailers From Hell on “Paths of Glory”

As promised, this week’s video is the Trailers From Hell treatment of Stanley Kubrick‘s Paths of Glory (1957). The reviewer is the late George Hickenlooper, who directed both feature films and documentaries.  Of special interest is Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (1991), on the travails that accompanied the filming of Francis Ford Coppola‘s Apocalypse Now (1979).

Hickenlooper has great things to say about the film and particularly Timothy’s performance. This is a wonderful site that provides hours of enjoyment and illumination. Check it out!

Video of the Week: Trailers From Hell on “The Killing”

One of my fellow Careyphiles hipped me to the wonderful website Trailers From Hell. It features trailers galore with commentary on the film from some rather awesome filmmakers. Our video for this week is the trailer for Stanely Kubrick‘s The Killing (1956), with commentary by Michael Lehmann, the director of one of my favorite films, Heathers (1988).

Tune in again next Wednesday when we will feature TFH’s treatment of Paths of Glory (1957), with commentary by the late George Hickenlooper, director of Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (1991).