Barbet Schroeder's "Barfly"
September 14, 2012 5:27 PM Subscribe
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on the set of Barfly
Cannon Films' Menahem Golan said that Barbet Schroeder threatened to cut off his own finger if he did not receive financing for the film. In Charles Bukowski's novel about the making of the movie, Hollywood
, which is dedicated to Schroeder, he has Schroeder saying:
It is 80% true but: 1) It was never my intention to cut more than the end of the left little finger. I just did not have the time to go to a lawyer, that is why I had to choose the firm Black & Decker. 2) My plan was to do eventually do a press conference holding the finger and then go to the hospital to try to have it sewn up again.