Storie di Ordinaria Follia (Tales of Ordinary Madness)
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Storie di Ordinaria Follia (Tales of Ordinary Madness)
Ben Gazzara delivers a gutsy, four-barreled performance as skid-row poet and storyteller Charles Bukowski (rechristened Charles Serking onscreen) in Tales of Ordinary Madness, blackly comic Italian director Marco Ferreri's adaptation of Bukowski's roman clef Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness. Half soused, with a 2 a.m. shadow and street urchin rags, Serking waltzes through the scummiest neighborhoods of the City of Angels, indulging in booze, poetry, and copulation, and lounging in flophouses and on grimy public buses. His bedmates are a… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Denise Gentile tries her best to save the picture but can't. The writing is too loose and the other acting is credible only in fits and spurts."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Ben Gazzara had some of Bukowski's outward mannerisms and the same beady eyes as the poet."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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