wow. considering some of the crazy shit he says in the video, as well as that scene with linda, it's hard to imagine what she didn't want included in it and why not. any idea?Also, remember that Linda Bukowski was rumored to have had the final say for the released video. By that, I mean that she had parts that she did not want in there. I heard that the director removed those parts. This was apparently not one of them. Apparently it did not bother her after the fact.
i keep waitingLinda... She wisened up, became stronger and would go upstairs while he ranted downstairs?"Whatever you say, papa!" They had worked it through on both sides, married in '85, and lived happily ever after like Beauty and the Beast, with ne'er so much as another difference of opinion, heated argument, or single hair of grass out of place. ;-)
i for one, am glad they kept it in there. you have to take the good with the bad.But nevertheless I'd prefer they dropped this episode - not to hide his 'dark side' or anything. But I know many people, not Bukowski-Fans, who I recommended to watch the Schroeder-Tapes to get a good glimpse about Buk for a start - and ALL of them (after watching it) refer to this episode FIRST!
It is like all the other 4 hours never existed! Nobody has ever tried to talk to me about his moving readings of "Tragedy of the leaves" or "For Jane" or when he talks about style and decency or when he's showing where he lived all his life - all come up with this scene! It spoils Bukowski. That's my point. It deflects from the main things. (only non-fans that is of course.)
just so. "Confession," from EARTH POEMS, is tremedously touching, sad, with just a hint of irony - "it's not my death that bothers me/it's my wife..."At the end of his life, what you see is a man who treated his wife with love, respect and deference. He found out that not all women are whores.