"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

62 Clips

I've always found that writing comes from a great inner pain - Barton Fink 00:19
I've always found that writing comes from a great inner pain
It's damned interesting - Barton Fink 00:21
It's damned interesting
I'm sorry if I let you down - Barton Fink 00:49
I'm sorry if I let you down
I'm having a little trouble getting started - Barton Fink 00:26
I'm having a little trouble getting started
I'll show you the life of the mind - Barton Fink 00:14
I'll show you the life of the mind
I will destroy him - Barton Fink 00:11
I will destroy him
I wanna know how many of his books you've written - Barton Fink 00:17
I wanna know how many of his books you've written
I sure do forget myself sometimes - Barton Fink 00:14
I sure do forget myself sometimes
I say this because they tell me you know the poetry of the streets - Barton Fink 01:52
I say this because they tell me you know the poetry of the...
I said it's a beautiful day - Barton Fink 00:29
I said it's a beautiful day
I run this dump - Barton Fink 01:16
I run this dump
I gotta tell you - Barton Fink 00:29
I gotta tell you
I don't pretend to be a critic - Barton Fink 00:32
I don't pretend to be a critic
I didn't think this dump was restricted - Barton Fink 00:19
I didn't think this dump was restricted
I create for a living - Barton Fink 00:22
I create for a living
You're the finest novelist of our time - Barton Fink 00:15
You're the finest novelist of our time
Sexual intercourse - Barton Fink 00:19
Sexual intercourse
You think I made your life hell - Barton Fink 00:27
You think I made your life hell
You need guidance - Barton Fink 00:23
You need guidance
You live in 621 - Barton Fink 00:20
You live in 621
You know this slob - Barton Fink 00:21
You know this slob
I could tell you stories to curl your hair - Barton Fink 00:24
I could tell you stories to curl your hair
I could really tell you some stories - Barton Fink 00:14
I could really tell you some stories
Have you read the Bible - Barton Fink 00:16
Have you read the Bible
Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay - Barton Fink 01:13
Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay
Forget the heads - Barton Fink 00:26
Forget the heads
Felt like I couldn't sell ice water in the Sahara - Barton Fink 00:17
Felt like I couldn't sell ice water in the Sahara
Empathy requires understanding - Barton Fink 00:18
Empathy requires understanding
Don't get me wrong - Barton Fink 00:19
Don't get me wrong
Both physically and mentally - Barton Fink 00:20
Both physically and mentally
Beery wrestling picture - Barton Fink 00:12
Beery wrestling picture
Wrestling picture - Barton Fink 00:14
Wrestling picture
Been invited to essay - Barton Fink 01:43
Been invited to essay
Beating out that competition - Barton Fink 00:32
Beating out that competition
Are you a trans or a res - Barton Fink 01:36
Are you a trans or a res
And I could tell you some stories - Barton Fink 01:36
And I could tell you some stories
You are dripping - Barton Fink 00:10
You are dripping
You ain't no writer - Barton Fink 00:17
You ain't no writer
Writers come and go - Barton Fink 00:16
Writers come and go
Who cares about the fifth Earl of Bathsdrop and Lady Higgenbottom and - Barton Fink 00:35
Who cares about the fifth Earl of Bathsdrop and Lady...
Where's my honey - Barton Fink 00:10
Where's my honey
What's he gonna tell me - Barton Fink 00:19
What's he gonna tell me
What did you mean - Barton Fink 00:58
What did you mean
We're only interested in one thing - Barton Fink 00:42
We're only interested in one thing
We're all expecting great things - Barton Fink 00:14
We're all expecting great things
Welcome to Los Angleeees - Barton Fink 00:12
Welcome to Los Angleeees
We don't put Wallace Beery in some fruity movie about suffering - Barton Fink 00:27
We don't put Wallace Beery in some fruity movie about...
Trying to think - Barton Fink 00:47
Trying to think
Took your advice - Barton Fink 00:52
Took your advice
The guy's a souse - Barton Fink 00:37
The guy's a souse
The common man will still be here when you get back - Barton Fink 00:32
The common man will still be here when you get back
The basest coin there is - Barton Fink 00:22
The basest coin there is
That's chicken fat - Barton Fink 00:32
That's chicken fat
Tell Lipnick he can kiss my dimpled ass - Barton Fink 00:15
Tell Lipnick he can kiss my dimpled ass
Started in Kansas City - Barton Fink 00:48
Started in Kansas City
Sometimes it gets so hot I want to crawl right out of my skin - Barton Fink 00:19
Sometimes it gets so hot I want to crawl right out of my...
Says I'm producing that Wallace Beery wrestling picture - Barton Fink 00:33
Says I'm producing that Wallace Beery wrestling picture
Never make Lipnick like you - Barton Fink 00:13
Never make Lipnick like you
Me I just enjoy making things up - Barton Fink 00:42
Me I just enjoy making things up
Listen to me belly achin' - Barton Fink 00:21
Listen to me belly achin'
Ladies do ask for attention - Barton Fink 00:35
Ladies do ask for attention
Kiss this man's feet - Barton Fink 00:11
Kiss this man's feet

Cast

Barton Fink - John Turturro
Charlie Meadows - John Goodman
Audrey Taylor - Judy Davis
Jack Lipnick - Michael Lerner
W.P. Mayhew - John Mahoney
Ben Geisler - Tony Shalhoub
Lou Breeze - Jon Polito
Garland Stanford - David Warrilow
Detective Mastrionotti - Richard Portnow
Detective Deutsch - Christopher Murney
Derek - I.M. Hobson
Poppy Carnahan - Meagen Fay
Richard St. Claire - Lance Davis
Maitre D' - Anthony Gordon
Stagehand - Jack Denbo
Clapper Boy - Max Grodénchik
Referee - Robert Beecher
Wrestler - Darwyn Swalve
Geisler's Secretary - Gayle Vance
USO Girl - Jana Marie Hupp
Background - Mamie Jean Calvert
Mailman (voice) - Joe James
Stage Actress (voice) - Frances McDormand
Banquet Dancer - Bubba Dean Rambo
Page Calling for Barton Fink - Barry Sonnenfeld
Dancer - Vincent Tumeo
Police Officer - Rob Wegner
Secretary To Head Of Movie Studio - Linda Wood