Thanks for putting that youtube vid up. I'll have to watch the other four clips as soon as I can. The man is mesmerizing. A quick question though about the first clip.
When they're in the liquor store, that old bag asks the cameraman what they are doing. The cameraman (Hackford?) replies "making a movie about this guy right here".
Bukowski: I'm a poet.
Old Bag: A what?
Bukowski: A poet.
Old Bag: A pollack?
Is that what she asks? It reminds me of that scene in Ham On Rye when Bukowski is at the hospital getting his boils drained and the following conversation occurs:
Doctor: Chinaski, what is that Polish?
Chinaski: No, German.
Doctor: How come nobody wants to be Polish?