I found out that Hollywood is more crooked, dumber, crueler, stupider than all the books I read about it. They didn’t go deeply enough into how it lacks art and soul and art. How it’s really a piece of crap. There are too many hands directing, there are too many fingers in the pot and they’re all kinda ignorant about what they’re doing and they’re greedy and they’re vicious so you don’t get much of a movie
Charles Bukowski on his less than satisfying experience making Barfly
– from Bukowski: Born Into This, a brilliant documentary about this seminal figure of 20th century American literature.
The movie portrays Bukowski as a man with a kind heart and good intentions, an imperfect person as we all are, who drank excessively but spoke with absolute honesty, which perfectly fits one of my Goals for 2011 – to be honest even though it may cause discomfort in others, even though it may create conflict. Bukowski knew this and chose to live it.