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Barton Fink

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Original title
Barton Fink
Year
Running time
113 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Music
Carter Burwell
Cinematography
Roger Deakins
Cast
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Producer
Circle Films
Genre
Drama | Film In Film. 1940s. Literature
Synopsis / Plot
In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer's block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task.
Awards
1991: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Supporting Actor (Lerner), Art Direction, Costume Design
1991: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actor (John Goodman)
1991: 3 Awards in el Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm), Director, Actor (John Turturro)
1991: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actress (Judy Davis) & Cinematography
1991: David of Donatello: Best Foreign Actor (John Turturro)
1991: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Cinematography
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