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Barton Fink

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Original title
Barton Fink
Running time
113 min.
United States United States
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Carter Burwell
Roger Deakins
Circle Films
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.
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 Supp. Actress (Davis) & Cinematogr. 3 Nom.
1991: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supp. Actor (Lerner) & Cinematography
1991: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Cinematography. 7 Nominations
1991: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actor (John Turturro)
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