Roger Ebert Correspondent Article on Barfly (1 Viewer)

A few errors in that article. Still, I'm glad he enjoyed the movie. Thanks for the link.

A couple of extra photos on the author's blog here.
I think when i first saw the movie, i was quite surprised like the reviewer, that a film that dealt largely about alcoholism wasn't depressing or downbeat, quite the opposite, it was funny and had a kind of decadent glamour. I still think it's the best movie about bukowski work, it always reminds me about that clip from "The Charles Bukowski Tapes" where he talks about that kind of life on the bars, how lively it was, because the movie conveys so well that kind of mood.
"[...]but the apartment building where Wanda lives turned out to be the one where Bukowski and his lover, the real-life counterpart of Wanda, actually lived."

Interesting. Is this true? If so it must have amused Buk at the time. How strange real life can be sometimes.
I believe it's true. I remember having read about it somewhere.
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