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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Really this is probably only worth your trouble if your a Bukowski completist. A good screenplay by Buk in spite of his later complaints about the film. Jun 29, Aaron rated it it was amazing. Tell us in the comments below.

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

Humiliated, the next day Henry wakes up determined to focus on beating Eddie. Rick Pruitt Taylor Vince At first, Henry is impressed with the promise of wealth and security, including an endless supply of booze that working for Tully could provide. Bukowsk Cast and Crew.

Another novel to add to my collection. Grandma Moses Joe Unger Truly for the devoted Bukowski fan.

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Oct 29, Allen Taylor rated it liked it. Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. 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.


Mickey Rourke stayed with the dialogue to the word and the sound intended.

Jan 02, Adam Bricker rated it it was amazing. Sometimes in the middle of this he finds the time to jot down a few lines of poetry or a short story.


Charles Bukowski and Mickey Rourke on the Set of Barfly, 1987

Jan 15, Brent Legault rated it did not like it. Sep 06, Rachel Lesch rated it it was amazing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat Knowing Henry is destitute, Tully pays him an “advance” of five hundred dollars and takes him back to her home where, after drinks, the two sleep together. Classic Bukowski shenanigans as always. Hukowski, he begins to realize that he is uncomfortable being involved with Tully, romantically or professionally, because of class differences, telling her that she is “trapped in a cage with golden bars”.

Jul 29, Surrealist Abdul rated it really liked it. He varfly a little bit showoff about it. Which side are you on?

Although in a letter written apropos the film, titled “A Letter from a Fan”, the writer states “[ To ask other readers questions about Barflyplease sign up. Audible Download Audio Books.


During routine evening stops at the local bar, Henry constantly challenges Eddie, in a quest to prove to himself and others that he could beat the sober and tough-talking bartender, who represents everything Henry despises, including shallowness and self-promotion. Its full of all the Bukowski cliches and there are a few laughs.

After fighting Eddy and winning for a change Henry is thrown out of his regular bar where Eddy is a bartender.

I think the whole trick is not to think about it. Rourke ended up taking bbukowski part, which Bukowski later described in both negative and positive terms over the years.

Films directed by Barbet Schroeder. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty books Charles Bukowski was the only child of an Bukowsi soldier and a German mother.

Not too impressed, but don’t read too many screenplays. His books of fiction, poems, etc.