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"Barton Fink" quotes

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A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Production: N/A
Year: 1991
MetaScore: 69/100
ImdbRating: 7.6
BoxOffice: $6,153,939
Released: 21 Aug 1991
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 19 wins & 30 nominations total
My God I had no idea you were in Hollywood - Barton Fink 00:18 My God I had no idea you were in Hollywood It's damned interesting - Barton Fink 00:15 It's damned interesting You're the only person I know in Los Angeles - Barton Fink 00:10 You're the only person I know in Los Angeles I'm having a little trouble getting started - Barton Fink 00:10 I'm having a little trouble getting started Welcome to Los Angleeees - Barton Fink 00:04 Welcome to Los Angleeees You ain't no writer - Barton Fink 00:09 You ain't no writer We're all expecting great things - Barton Fink 00:13 We're all expecting great things I could really tell you some stories - Barton Fink 00:09 I could really tell you some stories Sexual intercourse - Barton Fink 00:12 Sexual intercourse I wanna know how many of his books you've written - Barton Fink 00:06 I wanna know how many of his books you've written No son I'm building a levee - Barton Fink 00:13 No son I'm building a levee Well me I just enjoy making things up - Barton Fink 00:05 Well me I just enjoy making things up Kiss this man's feet - Barton Fink 00:04 Kiss this man's feet But you make it the carrot that wags the dog - Barton Fink 00:12 But you make it the carrot that wags the dog Never make Lipnick like you - Barton Fink 00:15 Never make Lipnick like you Tell Lipnick he can kiss my dimpled ass - Barton Fink 00:05 Tell Lipnick he can kiss my dimpled ass We don't put Wallace Beery in some fruity movie about suffering - Barton Fink 00:13 We don't put Wallace Beery in some fruity movie about... Listen to me belly achin' - Barton Fink 00:11 Listen to me belly achin' You live in 621 - Barton Fink 00:16 You live in 621 You know this slob - Barton Fink 00:23 You know this slob Don't get me wrong - Barton Fink 00:08 Don't get me wrong That your first obligation is to your gift - Barton Fink 00:10 That your first obligation is to your gift Son have you ever heard the story of Solomon's mammy - Barton Fink 00:06 Son have you ever heard the story of Solomon's mammy I'm never really comfortable discussing work in progress - Barton Fink 00:23 I'm never really comfortable discussing work in... I will destroy him - Barton Fink 00:09 I will destroy him Says I'm producing that Wallace Beery wrestling picture - Barton Fink 00:12 Says I'm producing that Wallace Beery wrestling picture Sometimes it gets so hot I want to crawl right out of my skin - Barton Fink 00:07 Sometimes it gets so hot I want to crawl right out of my... Okay Fink let's chow - Barton Fink 00:13 Okay Fink let's chow Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay - Barton Fink 00:52 Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay Me I just enjoy making things up - Barton Fink 00:19 Me I just enjoy making things up Beery wrestling picture - Barton Fink 00:15 Beery wrestling picture What's he gonna tell me - Barton Fink 00:07 What's he gonna tell me You are dripping - Barton Fink 00:06 You are dripping Beating out that competition - Barton Fink 00:19 Beating out that competition Are you a trans or a res - Barton Fink 00:38 Are you a trans or a res Heil Hitler - Barton Fink 00:09 Heil Hitler Been invited to essay - Barton Fink 00:31 Been invited to essay The basest coin there is - Barton Fink 00:13 The basest coin there is Ladies do ask for attention - Barton Fink 00:15 Ladies do ask for attention I'm sorry if I let you down - Barton Fink 00:18 I'm sorry if I let you down You're the finest novelist of our time - Barton Fink 00:12 You're the finest novelist of our time Listen what Ted Okum doesn't know - Barton Fink 00:16 Listen what Ted Okum doesn't know I don't pretend to be a critic - Barton Fink 00:17 I don't pretend to be a critic I didn't think this dump was restricted - Barton Fink 00:16 I didn't think this dump was restricted What did you mean - Barton Fink 00:28 What did you mean Took your advice - Barton Fink 00:24 Took your advice Wrestling picture - Barton Fink 00:05 Wrestling picture The guy's a souse - Barton Fink 00:15 The guy's a souse I sure do forget myself sometimes - Barton Fink 00:04 I sure do forget myself sometimes Both physically and mentally - Barton Fink 00:08 Both physically and mentally Where's my honey - Barton Fink 00:10 Where's my honey That's chicken fat - Barton Fink 00:17 That's chicken fat I run this dump - Barton Fink 00:25 I run this dump Writers come and go - Barton Fink 00:14 Writers come and go The common man will still be here when you get back - Barton Fink 00:26 The common man will still be here when you get back I say this because they tell me you know the poetry of the streets - Barton Fink 00:43 I say this because they tell me you know the poetry of the... Empathy requires understanding - Barton Fink 00:12 Empathy requires understanding Who cares about the fifth Earl of Bathsdrop and Lady Higgenbottom and - Barton Fink 00:18 Who cares about the fifth Earl of Bathsdrop and Lady... I've always found that writing comes from a great inner pain - Barton Fink 00:08 I've always found that writing comes from a great inner... Started in Kansas City - Barton Fink 00:20 Started in Kansas City We're only interested in one thing - Barton Fink 00:22 We're only interested in one thing And I could tell you some stories - Barton Fink 00:37 And I could tell you some stories Trying to think - Barton Fink 00:29 Trying to think I could tell you stories to curl your hair - Barton Fink 00:07 I could tell you stories to curl your hair Forget the heads - Barton Fink 00:23 Forget the heads You think I made your life hell - Barton Fink 00:21 You think I made your life hell Felt like I couldn't sell ice water in the Sahara - Barton Fink 00:11 Felt like I couldn't sell ice water in the Sahara You need guidance - Barton Fink 00:24 You need guidance I create for a living - Barton Fink 00:19 I create for a living Have you read the Bible - Barton Fink 00:26 Have you read the Bible I gotta tell you - Barton Fink 00:16 I gotta tell you I'll show you the life of the mind - Barton Fink 00:08 I'll show you the life of the mind I said it's a beautiful day - Barton Fink 00:29 I said it's a beautiful day

Cast

Barton Fink - John Turturro
Charlie Meadows - John Goodman
Audrey Taylor - Judy Davis
Jack Lipnick - Michael Lerner
W.P. Mayhew - John Mahoney