The story about a couple who do not want to have children of their own, and a pregnant, single woman who needs a home for a while, the relationship between the three protagonists is strange, at the very least.
After a lecture where a poem is read out to a group of bored students, the alcoholic and sex addicted poet, Charles Serking, meets a young girl backstage. Then he travels to Los Angeles, and has sex with bizarre women. When Charles meets the gorgeous self-destructive prostitute Cass in a bar, he finds his soul mate and falls in love for her.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In Bukowski's short story, Mad Enough to be found in the compilation, Septuagenarian Stew, he talks about reluctantly meeting the cast and crew of a film called Songs of the Suicide Man, while they did a scene at Venice Beach. It was directed by Luigi Bellini and starring Ben Garabaldi and Eva Mutton, surely synonyms for the people behind this film. He also mentions that Garabaldi had appealing eyes but 'self-pleased' and 'dozing inside.' They had a drinking session for the writer's visit. There are many worthy references that seem like this even may have happened, such as Bukowski often did in his stories and poems by telling real stories with a variation of the real name with a little spruced up Bukowski magic. Suffice to say, he wasn't a fan of the film. The same story also references the film Crazy Love. See more »
Ever heard the sound of one mouth screaming? I had for years - my own. I didn't want to go home. I didn't want to see anybody. I just needed to be invisible for a few days, to get down in the dirt, lose myself with all the others: The defeated, the demented and the damned. They are the real people of this world and I was proud to be in their company.
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Neither Bukowski nor Marco Ferreri's film will shock the audience any more. This is a grim tale, but told in an exciting way with the enigmatic Gazarra and the superb Ornella Muti in front of the camera, backed by legendary Italians, like production designer Dante Ferretti (who worked, among others, with Fellini and Pasolini, and recently bedazzled movie-goers with 'Titus') and D.O.P. Tonino Delli Colli ('The Good, the Bad and The Ugly'; 'Histoires Extraordinaires') A great film, some years ahead of its time, so now truly not to be missed.
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