Barton Fink

Barton Fink (1991)

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

Detective Mastrionotti: Fink. That's a Jewish name, isn't it?
Barton Fink: Yeah.
Detective Mastrionotti: Yeah, I didn't think this dump was restricted.

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

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

Ben Geisler: Tell Lipnick he can kiss my dimpled ass.

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

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

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: What a day. Felt like I couldn't sell ice water in the Sahara.

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

Garland Stanford: The common man will still be here when you get back. Who knows, there may even be one or two of them in Hollywood.
Barton Fink: That's a rationalization, Garland.
Garland Stanford: Barton, it was a joke.

Charlie Meadows: Yeah... Ladies do ask for attention. In my experience, they pretend to give it, but it's generally a smokescreen for demanding it back with interest.

Ben Geisler: Never make Lipnick like you.

Detective Mastrionotti: Started in Kansas City. Couple of housewives.
Detective Deutsch: Couple days ago we see the same M.O. out in Los Feliz.
Detective Mastrionotti: Doctor. Ear, nose and throat man.
Detective Deutsch: All of which he's now missin'.
Detective Mastrionotti: Well, some of his throat was there.
Detective Deutsch: Physician, heal thyself.
Detective Mastrionotti: Good luck with no fuckin' head.
Detective Deutsch: Anyway.

Other mistake: When Barton returns to his room to find one of the detectives reading out his film script, it ends with "We'll be hearing from that crazy wrestler, and I don't mean a postcard. Fade out. The end." When we earlier saw Barton typing the end of this script, enough was visible to show that the last line of dialogue was "We'll hear from that kid, and I don't mean a postcard", and there was no "Fade out".

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