So my plans for Bukowski's birthday, reading War All The Time and having a Heineken, digressed into watching Barfly and drinking MGD. I recently bought the Barfly DVD and was watching the short documentary feature on the making of Barfly. As I did so, I was quite surprised to see BUK being interviewed on the set, next to Mickey Rourke in character, talking about how much he liked what Rourke was doing with and adding to the character of Chinaski. I have always read that BUK was somewhat unhappy with Rourke's portrayal, especially with the way Rourke appeared dirty and unkept. Does anyone have any insight on this? Could this have been becuase BUK had not yet seen the final cut? Was he just being complimentary? What do you think?