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A film by Marco Ferreri based on Charles Bukowski’s novel “Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness”
Ben Gazzara stars as Charles Serking – a poet exploring L.A.’s seedy depths and dealing with the elusiveness of love. After falling for both the lascivious Vera (Susan Tyrell) and the masochistic prostitute Cass (Ornella Muti), Charles spirals downward into the world of the defeated, the demented and the damned.
DVD EXTRA: Excerpt from the documentary “Marco Ferreri: The Director Who Came from the Future”
Gazara shows his range in this LA montage of bars, whores, and more bars. I liked the story and its wandering plot. The NY job scene alone is a riot. Read morePublished on October 27, 2012 by mrc
Marco Ferreri made a devastatingly lyrical, sinister and cruel portrait about the existence of Charles Bukowski, the poet of hopeless, the excesses, the alcohol; the legitimate... Read morePublished on December 26, 2006 by Hiram Gomez Pardo
"Tales..." actually makes Bukowski sympathetic as he tries to find love and sex in the L.A. underground. Read morePublished on March 2, 2001 by "abdoe"
Actually it's not as good as the other ornella muti's films.But if you like ornella you should check this one. Read morePublished on June 11, 2000 by Gülten Þanlýð
The best films showcasing the world of Charles Bukowski were Barfly, Love Is A Dog From Hell (Crazy Love), and Tales of Ordinary Madness. Read morePublished on June 2, 1999