Re: RARA-AVIS: Cockfighter - No Show

From: John A. Armstrong (
Date: 23 Feb 2002

> well, i've only seen it about 3 times but i'd stick around to watch a new
> mm print of "the killing", a really great film (final scene: "johnny,
> got to run!" - "ah, what's the use.") but then i last saw it on video at
> least 6 years ago. that film may be the ultimate example (in my
> of the "perfect crime except for one weak link, whereupon everything
> unravels" theme (similar to "asphalt jungle" in that sense - in that case
> liked the book better than the film, it seemed to have more atmosphere).
> anyone know of a book version of this film - script by lionel white,
> dialogue by jim thompson IIRC?
> -ksm

And this is the Kubrick film that Thompson is in a scene as the butler

Haven't seen it in a few years now, but it's one of the great crime films. JAA

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