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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Drink & Read

Here's a fun little twist: a movie that makes you want to read and get drunk. "Bukowski: Born into This" has the perfect balance between the notoriously inebriated writer's persona and his work. Although I've read Bukowski in the past (he gets an A+ for consistency--or rather, for telling the same story again and again), this documentary made me want to run out and buy more of his books. The almost two-hour film is chock-full of footage of Bukowski reading his poetry in his smooth-gravel voice. I also liked that the filmmakers printed stanzas of his work on the screen during some scenes. (Images via Jeremayakovka and Amadzine)

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