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Bukowski: Born into This (2003)

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Release Date
• USA: Oct 9, 2003
• UK: 30 Apr 2004

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Running Time
2 hours, 10 minutes

Country USA

Studio Pictures From Earth

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Genre: Documentary, Biography

Plot: Director John Dullaghan spent seven years searching high and low for the most pertinent material he could find about the notorious writer, drinker, and recluse Charles Bukowski (1920-1994). The result is BUKOWSKI: BORN INTO THIS, a highly entertaining, informative tribute to Bukowski's work, his life, and the people who were inspired and influenced by him. Using a large quantity of grainy black-and-white interview footage shot by German Cosmopolitan in the 1970s, some of the most frank conversations and classic moments in the film--Bukowski driving his car through L.A. with a big crack in the windshield, telling stories--come from this archival material. Other interviews come from Bukowski's wife and a smattering of girlfriends ranging from "Cupcakes" to Linda King, from a former post office coworker, and from celebrities and friends like Taylor Hackford, Bono, Sean Penn, Harry Dean Stanton, and Tom Waits. Barbet Schroeder also appears in the film to talk about his feature film BARFLY, based on Bukowski, which starred Mickey Rourke. With readings of Bukowski's poems peppered throughout, the documentary traces the progress of his life from his miserable childhood to his 14-year tenure as a postal worker, his column "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" in the L.A. Free Press, his foul mouth

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 Written by
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Taylor Hackford
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Sean Penn
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 Music By
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