At the end of The Killing of a Chinese Bookie—all night scenes, of course—Cosmo, John Cassavetes’ grand and expansive character of a Hollywood club owner, is hiding his wound and still trying to run the show, but the sense is that he will bleed out before the dawn. They “don’t do day here.”
Chris King is the director of “Blind Cat Black” (2007) and “Go South for Animal Index” (2013), both produced by Poetry Scores, which translates poetry into other media. Read him on Twitter @chriskingstl.
Posts by Chris King
Eleven original essays exploring Baldwin’s elusive terrain between private and public, self and history