Buk always said his favorite movie was David Lynch's ERASERHEAD. (Check out his new one INLAND EMPIRE while you're at it.)
He also liked Billy Wilder's THE LOST WEEKEND and Kurasawa films.
Sideways was a little obvious. I felt like I had the film maker's elbow in my side he whole time. "Hey, get it? Did you get that part? Ha ha, isn't that funny!? He's a drunk! Ha ha ha."
But Giamatti is a star, I dig that guy. The Harvey Pekar movie was very, very good.
The Lost Weekend (a good drinking movie, but read the book, there's alot they changed, like the ending).
If you like Bukowski, surely you will love .
you guys are kinda missing the point. it's not about vietnam, it's about a man named dieter dengler .......... it's just a movie that i found interesting and thought i'd share with you guys here...