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I hope it has talking animals! Nothing says class like a snooty cat and a courageous dog with celebrity voices.
That brings up a (possibly) interesting point. Did the Bukowski drawl that we know from his later life even exist in the young Bukowski, or was it the result of his near-death hospital episode?I could even see him as a Hank, but now I forget the tone of his tone of voice.
Can't at the minute remember where I read it, but Bukowski certainly states that the slurred speech was the direct result of his massive Upper G.I bleed, that would lead to profound hypotension (low blood pressure) causing potential hypoxic brain damage (low supply of oxygen).... Did the Bukowski drawl that we know from his later life even exist in the young Bukowski, or was it the result of his near-death hospital episode?
A lot of unusual things happen to people when they come very close to death or have traumatic brain injuries (which a massive loss of blood could cause).
I didn't mean to say the tone of the tone of the tone of the tone...Yes, yes! I just looked him up because I'm not good at remembering names. Yes, great features and good actor. I could even see him as a Hank, but now I forget the tone of his tone of voice.
Or this company either then , just a little decorum goes a long way... sometimes.Well, you're certainly not in that territory here.
Agree with that, I'm sure the film makers will use a variety of sources ( I would hope) in the making of the film. It will be interesting to see what they do with his voice, it such a distinctive part of him, but what it was like pre 1954 who knows? Presumably the film will end with Pearl Harbour?That research and those interviews made for a couple of good books. But that's all it did. It did not give him a direct view into the 10 year old Bukowski's psyche. Anything he says about how Bukowski felt or acted as a boy (that Bukowski himself hasn't said or written) is speculation and fantasy.
I always thought Buscemi would've made a great Dirk Diggler. So maybe cast him as Pete Mangalore?Are you suggesting that Steve Buscemi would be a better casting? Actually, he's an excellent actor and probably would be. He seems like someone who could play someone named Baldy Lacrosse.
I was curious how this guy obtained film rights to Ham on Rye. A quick search and I found the above quote from a 1995 article.In the last few weeks, Humphris finished a script based on "Ham on Rye" by the late Los Angeles writer Charles Bukowski. Right now, he is casting it and closing the contract - it is to be produced by Amblin Entertainment, a branch of Chesterfield Films.