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Hollywood (original 1989; edition 1989)

by Charles Bukowski

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Title:Hollywood
Authors:Charles Bukowski
Info:Ecco (1989), Edición: 1st Ecco ed, Paperback, 248 páginas
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While not the most ambitious Hollywood novel, it's wise in its way and definitely entertaining. ( )
  Carl_Hayes | Mar 30, 2013 |
A gentler Bukowski. The making of Barfly. ( )
  leovanha | Jul 24, 2012 |
This novel was not deep literature with strong underlying themes. But it was a lot of fun. Bukowski takes the reader on a booze drenched cynical trip through the fictionalized experience of the making of the movie Bar Fly. It's a fun, easy summer read. Check out my plot summary to see if it looks like something you'll enjoy: Hollywood chapter summary & synopsis ( )
  ThePlotSpot | Jul 4, 2012 |
It certainly was interesting if nothing else. His writing does not suffer though his disinterest in the topic shows a little bit. For once, Bukowski seems tired, the energy must have went into the script and the poetry written during this period. Nevertheless for fans of the guy, this is a must read. ( )
  MColv9890 | May 13, 2011 |
Hollywood is Charles Bukowski's fictional account of the making of the film "Barfly," based on his script. His alter ego, Henry Chinaski - rarely seen without a drink - rides the fim-making roller coaster, attending the filming and occasionally re-writing the script on the set to accomodate the actors egos. Real-life characters are represented - sometimes thinly disguised. The "noted German filmaker" Wenner Zergog is an example.
The deadpan humor throughout the book manages to both accentuate and humanize the foolishness characteristic of the film industry. ( )
  Hagelstein | May 14, 2010 |
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A couple of days later Pinchot phoned. He said he wanted to go ahead with the screenplay. We should come down and see him?
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Hank and his wife, Sarah, agree to write a screenplay, and encounter the strange world of the movie industry.

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