There have been plenty of sci-fi adaptations and nods to Shakespeare’s plays but what if 20th Century contemporary writers had tried their hand at sci-fi? What if Charles Bukowski wrote sci-fi?
a screenplay by
Charles Bukowski and R. Douglas Burns
Space Station, the rotating wheel type like in 2001: A Space Odyssey, but this one is shabby and stained, like someone one has had a cosmic shit on it.
Text over: “There is a place in the heart that
will never be filled
and even during the
the greatest times
Int. Night. A smoky low-life bar. It’s like any mother-fuckin’ skid row bars anywhere, except this fucking low-life bar has a big quartz port window to the left and we see deep space and stars. The camera pans around the room, a bit wobbly and as if from a tunnel, and we realize we are seeing this particular mother-fuckin’ skid row bar from the eyes of someone really stewed.
Angle On. Well sort of an Angle on, for we’re now standing at the edge of the bar checking out the other drinkers. Continue reading