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Barton Fink


John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner View All


Joel Coen (Director), Joel Coen (Screenplay), Ethan Coen (Screenplay) View All

Released: Aug. 1st, 1991
Runtime: 1 hour, 56 minutes
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
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The Coens wrote this film while suffering writer's block during the writing of Miller's Crossing (which is also one of their very best films, in my opinion) and that's very apparent in this film's plot.
Citizen Rules
Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Cast: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis Genre: Dark Comedy, Dram.
Not so much just the dialog, which is crisp and tasty, but the actual screenplay..we get loud close ups of a typewriter after Fink ruminates for a long while, we think he is going to work, but alas, it's just a scene change starting with a hum drum office secretary where it's soon revealed, that Barton is waiting to report on his progress nervously in the corner.
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