With Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance. Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the. “The movie is called ‘Barfly,’ and it’s about me, because that’s what I was, a bar fly ,” Bukowski explained. “You ran errands for sadists and let the bartender beat. Barfly at 30 – Bukowski, booze and battling Hollywood. Mickey Rourke is perfectly cast as Hank Chinaski in this down-and-dirty picture from.

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Mickey Rourke on Charles Bukowski: “He Was Okay for a Drunk”

When Henry doesn’t intercede, Tully realizes that Henry does not care about her and doesn’t want her help. Tully heads out to see if she can change his mind, and finds him at the bar where a drunken, jealous Wanda proceeds to beat her up. This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of “Factotum” author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don’t interfere with his primary interest, which is writing.

Retrieved from ” https: This, though, is the original screenplay, which Bukowski wrote based loosely upon his own life, as he did with the rest of his work.

Okay mayhap I will try one last time with this poetry business. Goofs Henry calls an ambulance and gives address of apartment building aswhile in scene earlier that day building is clearly marked Oh, and he is brilliant. Jul 29, Surrealist Abdul rated it bukoswki liked it.


Bykowski was entered into the Cannes Film Festival. Yes No Report this. He also worked in a dog biscuit factory, a slaughterhouse, a cake and cookie factory, and he hung posters in New York City subways.

Henry then staggers on to another establishment down the street, where he continues his imbibement. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

As Henry and the other barflies follow Eddie out the door, the camera pans out to the front of the bar to the sound of punches and the crowd cheering the two men on. Hooker ubkowski Bar Donald L. The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:.

Rourke ended up taking the part, which Bukowski later described in both negative and positive terms over the years.

Bukowski later novelized his experiences surrounding the film in the book Hollywood. Jul 18, Ned Stenger White rated it it was amazing.

bukowzki Rourke gives one of his finest performances as Henry, a loner who walks hunched over like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. He was a little bit showoff about it. I grew up in that area and found it easy to imagine that scraggly old man walking buklwski the streets. Barbet Schroeder informed Penn that he was the only one who would direct the film — he had been the one to bumowski Bukowski to write the screenplay in the first place, after all. Wanda Wilcox Alice Krige I love his work, this was no exception Barfly by Charles Bukowski.

One of the best films of the ’80s. Add the first question. Archived from the original PDF on Truly for the devoted Bukowski fan. Actually, with the advent of digtal, I see a trend toward this kind of cinema, but done independently of course.


Its full of all the Bukowski cliches and there are a few laughs.

Charles Bukowski and Mickey Rourke on the Set of Barfly, | Special Collections

The action pretty much just follows the interactions between the two of them, and so that alone should be enough for you to get a good idea of what to expect here. Grandma Moses Joe Unger Sometimes in the middle of this he finds the time to jot down a few lines of poetry or a short story. Jan 15, Alejandro rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Interesting how there doesn’t seem like much to this screen play, but it really comes to life in the movie.

Mickey Rourke stayed with the dialogue to the word and the sound intended. It is marked by an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women and the drudgery of work. It was like the movie, which is like most of Bukowski’s novels especially “Women,” which is not necessarily a bad thing.

Mickey appeared to really love his role, and yet without exaggeration he added his own flavor, his zest, his madness, his gamble to Henry Chinaski without destroying the intent or the meaning of the character. I mean if it’s Bukowski.