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Posted March 22, 2006
Bukowski: Born in to
This - There is a morbidly fascinating fly-on-the-wall vibe that pervades John Dullaghan's profile of the late Beat writer Charles
Bukowski, a base familiarity that parallels the Ham On Rye author's own
inimitable hard-lived life and style. Epic in scope (and length), first-time director Dullaghan compiles dozens of
meticulously screened hours of archival footage, coupling the best of it with new interviews with Bukowski survivors to
present a terrifically real character study of a little-studied real character. The watchable Chuck-alike Happy Hour, starring Anthony LaPaglia as a booze-addled writer, is also just out.