The Genius of the Crowd


Matt Dillon nailed Charles Bukowski in the movie Factotum. He never smiles and got the cadence just right. Someone should cast him again in another Bukowski / Chinaski novel turned movie. Mickey Rourke missed in Barfly.

There’s a man playing a lonely trumpet outside. I turn on WNYC and listen to the talk radio people go on and on about the G20 potentates on parade. Saturday Night Live will do something clever with this.

One thought on “The Genius of the Crowd”

  1. I was surprised by how much I liked Factotum. But it didn’t have Faye Dunaway — of all the performances in both Factotum and Barfly, hers struck hardest.

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