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If ever there was a match made in hell, it was legendary writer Charles Bukowski and the movies. Bukowski hated movies and movie makers with a passion. The late writer would often chronicle his dislike in short stories, poems and in his novels.
On the other hand,Hollywood filmmakers, from all strata of the industry, flocked to the powerful,raw and magnetic energy of his stories and poems and the cinematic possibilities they held.
Marc Shapiro delves into this complex hate/love relationship between author and auteur(s) with countless interviews of those who made cinematic sense of all levels of Bukowski films,from student efforts, to art house, to even the short experimental ones. The book also explores the obscure Bukowski films that were not so much released as escaped to. Of course, Shapiro also looks closely at the handful of major studio features coupled with close Bukowski confidants who offered up their reasoning behind the late author's hatred for the industry that, in many cases,he profited from.
Bukowski: On Film takes a deep, probing, often humorous and psychologically insightful, look at Bukowski and those who were driven by passion to try to get Bukowski right.