RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 65199378 LA In English; closed-captioned in English. T1 Bukowski : born into this A1 Bukowski, Charles., Dullaghan, John., Bukowski, Linda Lee., Martin, John,, Hackford, Taylor,, Waits, Tom,, Bono,, Pictures From Earth (Firm), Magnolia Pictures (Firm), Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm), PB Magnolia Pictures : Distributed by Magnolia Home Entertainment PP New York, NY YR 2006 AB Charles "Hank" Bukowski, Los Angeles-based poet, novelist and counterculture icon, succumbed to leukemia at age 73, on March 9, 1994. Written off by critics as a drunken blowhard, his work was a slashing rebuke to polite academic formalism, cutting through the labyrinthine indulgent difficulty of much modern verse; his poems are poems anyone can understand. The self-proclaimed "dirty old man" profiled by this film, was possibly a misunderstood romantic, and defiantly a major American poet. With rare footage, photos, readings, and interviews with friends, ex-lovers, and celebrity admirers, the film paints a straightforward introductory portrait of Bukowski, the patron saint of skid row poetry.