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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 ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Linda Lee Bukowski ...
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Marina Bukowski ...
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Neeli Cherkovski ...
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Joyce Fante ...
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FrancEyE ...
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John Martin ...
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Jack Micheline ...
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Pam 'Cupcakes' Miller ...
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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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beautiful look into the life of a great writer
6 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'd never heard Bukowski speak before. I'd seen the pictures and read the words. This hard-nosed writer surprised me as a very soft spoken, very sensitive artist. His intimidating face became friendlier and friendlier to me as the film progressed. With this movie, you get to see a lot of interview footage and a lot of personal commentary from close friends. You get your heart tugged at when his childhood is filled in for you. You laugh at his wit while handling interviewers. And you probably get thirsty looking at all the wine and beer he drinks. The only thing I didn't care for about this was the ever-so-pompous Bono sharing his 2 cents.


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