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48 thoughts on “Charles Bukowski poem – Barfly (1987)

  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    Love the use of John Adams' Shaker Loops in this scene.

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    no true boozehound would waste  good drink on a small head cut like that!  the only flaw in this movie I reckon the rest pure glory !

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    I'm lucky to have seen this movie years ago for the first time, without knowing it was scripted after a real person. I thought it was a unique and great comedy, so I did not have to judge it left and right like many others. l still take the storyline and acting with a grain of salt. Lucky me.🍺🍾🍷🍸🍻

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    nothing but the dripping sink,
    the empty bottle,
    euphoria,
    youth fenced in,
    stabbed and shaven,
    taught words
    propped up
    to die.”

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    what the hell are you talking about here? Bukowski loved Rourke's performance, said it felt like watching himself when he was young.

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    rourke turned bukowski, an otherwise sincere and sensitive person albeit with his eccentricities, into a fucking raving buffoon.

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    It's amusing to see everyone spouting off Bukowski's opinion of the movie. Yeah, he was a great writer, but how about forming an original thought of your own? 

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    No, Barfly is the best of Hollywood can do to a poet of Homer status, Bukowski.  It certainly is better than to what Hollywood has done to other poets and artists.  Mickey Rourke your genius is how you portrayed one of the greatest poet of the universe.

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    fuck rourke over exagerated bukowski. rourkes useless. as bukowski said, hollywood is even more crooked and twisted then all the things he read about it. Fuck rourke was a joke in this, never even spent a day on the street and overexagerates just as fake hollywood does.

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    Rourke wanted to get a tan, wear a little fedora adn a pigtail for the film? Is this really true? What an idiot.

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    Best movie ever fucking made.  Didn't need no $3,000,000,000 budget for "Special Effects" etc…  Just great, ole' acting!  With no bs…….!!

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    Can we imagine a Bukowski text in which quiet patience and discipline central themes? I imagine they were keener to have the movie reflect his writing style rather than the reality of his life.

    Charles – Call it back: there's too much goddam blood and fucking, not enough sitting quietly at the typewriter.

    Unlikely.

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    Was that guy who knocks on the door at the end the same guy who played the pickle factory boss in Factotum?

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    Bukowski wrote the script and was involved during the shooting. You might want to hear what he has to say about it all in "Hollywood". I reckon he didn't mean to portray himself as a disciplined man in this movie. Beats me why, since he was, as you say, prolific, to say the least. Cheers.

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    Fair point. Watch Factotum if you want to see a decent movie adaptation of Bukowski. This movie blows in my humble opinion…

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    Easily my favorite MRouke film… and why he will always be one of my favorite actors. Such a great film.

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    simon , mielazul – this came directly from buks screenplay – he didnt dwell too much on process or care to

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    So funny to read about the origin of this scene in "Hollywood"! The closest Charles Bukowski ever got to prostitution;)

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  • August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    as my own blood dripped in a sink after a night out. i still loved this story.

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