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Factotum Review: New Movie Out Today.

Posted in Latest Stories & Articles by H.L., Main Blog (All Posts) on August 17th, 2006 1:25 pm by HL

If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs, and maybe your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery, isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance. Of how much you really want to do it. And you’ll do it, despite rejection in the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods. And the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.

That is the closing quote of Henry Chinaski as writer Charles Bukowski in the new movie that opens today called “Factotum.”
More and more lately I know exactly what he means. When you are going after what you really want nothing else really matters, and all the other bullshit in the world seems to go away. Of course the problem is that for most people going all the way with something they love rarely pays the bills, so people end up compromising the happiness they can find in life.

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