Three women trying to climb the glass mountain. They take a step, then another, fall back, and try again. The beauty, the brain, and the talent.
Marilyn, her mother named her after the tragic movie... More > star. The light that surrounded her burned so bright that it scorched her.
Jennifer, everyone tells her there is magic in her voice. She almost makes the climb, the last step she stumbles to the bottom.
Nicole, clever and cunning. Her quest for beauty, her anger that she never captures her elusive dream destroys her.< Less
Marty Fine kills with a gun, kills with words, everyone who stops him from getting what he wants. He rises up the scale to the top, until he is stopped. Gangster’s proverb, there is always... More > someone rougher and tougher than the one trying to make the climb.
Marty lives his life as if he’s in the middle of a whirlwind. The people who surround him help to tell his story. A true gangster who lives every day as if it’s his last. Bullets, explosions, blood everywhere, a violent man in a violent world.< Less
The train comes out of nowhere, a shadowy form catches the last car, almost landing on top of another shadow that is hiding in the darkness. A soft grunt can be heard as they roll away from each... More > other in the straw. A third shadow asks the newcomer for a cigarette, part of a cigar, some shreds of tobacco. He shakes his head that he has nothing for the man, if he did he wouldn’t give it to him. Three shadows come at the man, wanting to see for themselves what he has, and if it is worth taking. They trade punches, curse at each other, as the train cuts a path toward its destination. The hot August night turns the air to steam as the men gasp for it, watching for the man with the flashlight. He will throw them out of the boxcar as if they are broken twigs needing to be swept away with the garbage littering the ground. The train rumbles on through the night. The men will scatter once the light from the sun appears. They are no longer shadows, they have to wait for another midnight train.< Less