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Bukowski: Born into This (2003)

R  |   |  Documentary, Biography  |  30 April 2004 (UK)
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Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'.

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Charles Bukowski ...
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Joyce Fante ...
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John Martin ...
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Jack Micheline ...
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Dom Muto ...
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William Packard ...
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Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'.

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Bukowski: Gennimenos mesa se afto  »

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$35,685 (USA) (28 May 2004)

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$303,490 (USA) (20 August 2004)
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The title of the film comes from Bukowski's poem, "Dinosauria, we", which was published in his book, "The Last Night Of The Earth Poems". Published in 1992, it was the final book of poetry released while the poet was still alive. See more »

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Tears of a dirty old man
20 December 2004 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I highly recommend this unique masterpiece. Hank was even more lovable person in live than I expected.

When the documentary ended I was very touched. Even a couple of tears on my cheek. Those might be caused by wine a drank while watching this hypnotic film. But anyway if you are not familiar with his work it's about time to read one of the greatest writers within this genre. Lots of rare material (at least here in Finland) and even a short interview with his daughter Marina.

As a dilettante's summary: a must for anyone ever read Bukowski and for others hopefully a trigger to start right away.

Don't try, God bless.


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