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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Two cousins unknowingly rob the mob and face the dangerous consequences.

No one else will probably like it. Learn more More Like Bukowzki. There is an ongoing debate among Bukowski fans as to whether Barfly or Factotumstarring Matt Dillon as Henry Chinaski, is the better film. Contains lot of cool pics of Bukowski cutting up on set with Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway, of whom he once remarked, “I never saw a woman that beautiful in a dive bar”.

Sometimes in the middle of this he finds the time to jot down a few lines of poetry or a short story. To Eddie’s surprise, Henry pays with some of the advance he received from Tully and sarcastically leaves a tip for Eddie, saying, “Buy a drink on me.

At night, he frequents a local establishment where he drinks, hangs out with other down and out alcoholics, and eventually gets into altercations with other patrons along with the tough guy bartender he hates, named Eddie Frank Stallone.


So she leaves the bar and gives up on publishing his work, realizing bukowksi her pursuit of him was futile.

Jan 15, Alejandro rated it really liked it Recommends it for: He then tells Henry that although he likes him, he is no longer welcome at the bar because of his disruptive activities, the fights with Eddie, and the harassment bukiwski the other bar-goers. Share this Rating Title: Chinaski works better as a character in a novel than in a film. Nevertheless, Henry stays bukoski Wanda and continues to drink his nights away with her by his side, writing his poems and stories during the day, and submitting his work to magazines and baffly publishers.

He had it all kind of exaggerated, bagfly. Archived from the original PDF on He worked a wide range of jobs to support his writing, including dishwasher, truck driver and loader, mail carrier, guard, gas station attendant, stock boy, warehouse worker, shipping clerk, post office clerk, parking lot attendant, Red Cross orderly, and elevator operator.

The screenplay of the movie, as written by Charles Bukowski. Was a short one bit a good one. Anyone looking for the way screen stories should and need to be told, should look to Barfly. I grew up in that area and found it easy to imagine that scraggly old man walking down the streets.

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

That’s the problem with writing for a format that just gives you a couple of hours to work with; I don’t think it’s the proper format for a Chinaski. No one knew this until Bukowski, who was watching the filming, remembered. I can’t believe there’s no more Bukowski or tales of Chinaski left for me to read.


The screenplay, written by Bukowski, was commissioned by the French film director Barbet Schroederand it was published with illustrations by the author inwhen film production was still pending. A simple self-destructive drifter and tough small-time boxer with a brain injury that could kill him meets and falls for a cute beach carnival owner, Ruby, but also befriends a sleazy friendly criminal, Wesley, who’s planing a big score.

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

Bukowski later novelized his experiences surrounding the film in the book Hollywood. Mar 21, Jill Pesqueira rated it it was amazing. 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. Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Rick Pruitt Taylor Vince There is a scene where the camera tilts up over Faye Dunaway ‘s legs. Is that an adverb? Truly for the devoted Bukowski fan. One of my inspirations.

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