Bukowski Poem Bluebird Turned Into Minecraft Animated Video

Charles Bukowski Bluebird Video

The Charles Bukowski poem “Bluebird” is one of his most famous, most anthologized works. There are countless “Bluebird” videos; two of the best being Harry Dean Stanton reading it in Born Into This, set to images of Bukowski, and this animated short, utilizing the same Stanton audio. The newest edition…

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Charles Bukowski Portrait Painting Using Sauce Bottles (VIDEO)

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Charles Bukowski Painting Charles Bukowski paintings are pretty common, but not too many of them are created using drippings from sauce bottles. This interesting technique is captured in a time lapse video, uploaded to YouTube by user James Trotter. The audio includes Charles Bukowski talking about his work. Bukowski was…

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“All The Way” Short Film Based on the Charles Bukowski Poem “roll the dice” (VIDEO)

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The video above, titled “All The Way” and directed by Willem Martinot, uses the Charles Bukowski poem “roll the dice” along with original footage to create a moving short video. The video stars actor Imre Tigchelaar. Both men are from the Netherlands. The poem “roll the dice” appears in the…

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Mickey Rourke on Charles Bukowski: “He Was Okay for a Drunk”

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Mickey Rourke was asked about Barfly, Bukowski, and director Barbet Schroeder in an interview and he had rather unkind things to say. Mickey Rourke was the only actor to portray Charles Bukowski’s Henry Chinaski character in a film that Bukowski himself wrote, 1987’s Barfly. Rourke wasn’t the first choice. Sean Penn…

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Charles Bukowski on Scandinavian Television, and Finally the Picture of Hemingway Drunk Before Noon Appears

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During his lifetime, Charles Bukowski was more famous abroad than he was in his home country of America. As a result, many of the interviews he gave were to the foreign press. This was true even late in his life, as witnessed by this appearance on Scandinavian television. He mostly…

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Volcano Choir Sample Charles Bukowski on the Song “Alaskans”

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Indie rock outfit Volcano Choir – made up of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and current or former members of the bands Collections of Colonies of Bees, Death Blues and All Tiny Creatures – have released their second album, called Repave. The album is doing well with critics, and fans seem…

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Best Quotes from the Charles Bukowski Novel Women

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The Charles Bukowski novel Women is considered by many to be one of his best. The women Charles Bukowski writes about are the familiar prototype in the rest of his work, at least for the most part. Many of them can keep up with Bukowski in the drinking department, and…

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Charles Bukowski Poem “Captain Goodwine”

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Captain Goodwine, by Charles Bukowski one goes from being a poet to being an entertainer. I read my stuff in Florida once and the professor there told me, “you realize you’re an entertainer now, don’t you?” I began to feel bad about that remark because when the crowd comes to…

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“Barfly” Mentioned in Comic Web Series “Tales of Mere Existence” (VIDEO)

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“Tales of Mere Existence” is a series of animated shorts, written and illustrated by artist Lev Yilmaz. The series, which bares a striking name resemblance to the Charles Bukowski short story collection Tales of Ordinary Madness, was created in 2002. The connection seems less coincidental and more an homage now,…

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