An all time favorite BARFLY 
Starring: Mickey Rourke & Faye Dunaway
Directed by: Barbet Schroeder
Written by: Charles Bukowski and based on his book:
Barfly: The Continuing Saga of Henry Chinaski (1984) ISBN 0-920348-44-0
Barfly is a 1987 film which is a semi-autobiography of poet/author Charles Bukowski during the time he spent
drinking heavily in Los Angeles, California. The screenplay by Bukowski was commissioned by the French film director
Barbet Schroeder â€“ it was published, with illustrations by the author, in 1984 when film production was still
Barfly stars Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway, with direction by Schroeder, and was presented by Francis Ford Coppola.
The movie also features a silent cameo appearance by Bukowski himself.
The Kino Flo light, now a ubiquitous tool in the film industry, was specially created by Robby Muller's electrical crew
for a scene in this film which would have been difficult to light using the conventional lampheads available at the
The film was entered into the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.
Charles Bukowski's gritty work is definitely an aquired taste but his
observations, poetry and structure are often brilliant. This film represented
Mickey Rourke at the height of his career as a character actor and his protrayal of Bukowski is superb.