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Charles Bukowski's "Factotum" two minute trailer

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LAist likes Matt Dillon. "My Bodyguard", "Drugstore Cowboy", even "Crash" were decent films where Dillon played that tough guy with a heart. But Matt Dillon isn't Charles Bukowski. Bukowski was ugly and bloated and got laid in spite of his looks, not because of them. That's why a fucked up Mickey Rourke played a passable Chinaski in the stinker called "Barfly". Ironic because now would be the perfect time for Rourke to play the great poet and novelist.

But you take what you can get, and after scores of books it's about time that there's a new film from the mind of Bukowski. So yes, Dillon isn't perfect, but at least it's not Ben Affleck. Lili Taylor is perfectly cast, but Marisa Tomei? Better than Gwyneth.

"Factotum", starring Matt Dillon, comes out today, is based on the novel by Charles Bukowski, and this little clip is tonight's Midnight Movie.

Enjoy a Bukowski poem after the jump...

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"bluebird"

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I'm not going
to let anybody see you.

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he's in there.

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to
mess me up?
you want to screw up the works?
you want to blow my book sales in Europe?

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too clever, I only let him out
at night
sometimes
when everybody's asleep.

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I say, I know that you're there,
so don't be sad.

then I put him back,
but he's singing a little
in there,
I haven't quite let him die
and we sleep together like that
with our
secret pact
and it's nice enough to
make a man weep,
but I don't weep,
do you?