Barton Fink

Barton Fink (1991)

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Ben Geisler: What Ted Oakam doesn't know you could almost squeeze into the Hollywood Bowl.

Charlie Meadows: You think I made your life hell? Take a look around this dump. You're just a tourist with a typewriter, Barton. I live here.

Detective Mastrionotti: You live in 621?
Barton Fink: Yeah.
Detective Deutsch: How long you been up there, Fink?
Barton Fink: A week, eight, nine days.
Detective Mastrionotti: Is this multiple choice?

W.P. Mayhew: You are dripping, sir.

Barton Fink: Shouldn't your first duty be to your gift?

Charlie Meadows: Sometimes it gets so hot I want to crawl right out of my skin.

Audrey Taylor: Barton, empathy requires understanding.
Barton Fink: What? What don't I understand?

W.P. Mayhew: Me, well, I just like makin' things up.

Jack Lipnick: We don't put Wallace Beery in some fruity movie about suffering. I thought we were together on that.

Charlie Meadows: Listen to me belly achin', like my problems add up to a hill of beans.

Barton Fink: I don't like to discuss works in progress. If I let the words tumble out prematurely, it changes it, and I may never get it back.

Barton Fink: That son of a bitch! Don't get me wrong, he's a fine writer.

Ben Geisler: Never make Lipnick like you.

Charlie Meadows: Beery wrestling picture? Could be a pip, could be a pip.

Jack Lipnick: It's supposed to be about big men! In tights! Both physically and mentally.

W.P. Mayhew: Did I ever tell you the story of Solomon's Mammy?

Charlie Meadows: Hell, you've got it made writing for the pictures, beating out that competition, and me being patronizing! Is the egg showing or what?

Barton Fink: I've always found that writing comes from a great inner pain.

Barton Fink: I gotta tell you, the life of the mind... There's no roadmap for that territory... And exploring it can be painful.

Charlie Meadows: I sure do forget myself sometimes.

Continuity mistake: When Barton is talking to the film maker about writing the film the film maker has on a military uniform. As the scenes go back and forth between him and Barton the military ribbons come undone on one side and then miraculously return to normal.

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