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The Resource Barton Fink, Circle Films presents a Ted and Jim Pedas, Bill Durkin, Ben Barenholtz production ; produced by Ethan Coen ; written by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen ; directed by Joel Coen, (DVD)

Barton Fink, Circle Films presents a Ted and Jim Pedas, Bill Durkin, Ben Barenholtz production ; produced by Ethan Coen ; written by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen ; directed by Joel Coen, (DVD)

Label
Barton Fink
Title
Barton Fink
Statement of responsibility
Circle Films presents a Ted and Jim Pedas, Bill Durkin, Ben Barenholtz production ; produced by Ethan Coen ; written by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen ; directed by Joel Coen
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Film director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A darkly comic ride, this Coen brothers film gleefully attacks the Hollywood system and those who seek to sell out to it, portraying the writer's suffering as a loony vision of hell. John Turturro plays the title character, a pretentious left-wing writer from New York City who is brought to 1930s Hollywood to write a script for a wrestling movie for palooka actor Wallace Beery. Fink thinks the job is beneath him, but his desire for acceptance gets the better of him, and he suddenly finds himself holed up in a fleabag hotel in Los Angeles, where he is almost immediately afflicted with writer's block. Various distractions begin to enter his life, first in the form of a famous southern writer (John Mahoney) whom Fink idolizes, and then his neighbor in the hotel, a seemingly amiable salesman played by John Goodman. The writer turns out to be a self-loathing drunk whose secretary (Judy Davis) is the one actually doing the writing. And the neighbor, the working-class hero who Fink made his reputation writing about, may have a horrifying secret of his own
Member of
Awards note
Cannes Film Festival, 1991: Palme d'or; Best Actor (John Turturro); Best Director (Joel Coen).
Cataloging source
VA@
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Barton Fink (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Roger Deakins ; editor, Roderick Jaynes ; music, Carter Burwell ; costume designer, Richard Hornung
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
English, Spanish or French mono dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, John Mahoney, Tony Shaloub, Jon Polito
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1931-
  • 1935-
  • 1957-
  • 1952-
  • 1956-
  • 1941-
  • 1940-2018
  • 1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Coen, Joel
  • Pedas, Ted
  • Pedas, Jim
  • Durkin, Bill
  • Barenholtz, Ben
  • Coen, Ethan
  • Turturro, John
  • Goodman, John
  • Davis, Judy
  • Lerner, Michael
  • Mahoney, John
  • Shalhoub, Tony
  • Polito, Jon
  • Burwell, Carter
  • Circle Films
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
116
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Writer's block
  • Dramatists
  • Wrestling
Technique
live action
Label
Barton Fink, Circle Films presents a Ted and Jim Pedas, Bill Durkin, Ben Barenholtz production ; produced by Ethan Coen ; written by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen ; directed by Joel Coen, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1991
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features include deleted scenes and still gallery
Control code
ocm52343765
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Lccn
2011602443
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543073802
  • 00024543073802
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2007380
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52343765
  • (OCoLC)1014271971
System details
DVD; NTSC region 1; anamorphic widescreen presentation (1:66:1); Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Barton Fink, Circle Films presents a Ted and Jim Pedas, Bill Durkin, Ben Barenholtz production ; produced by Ethan Coen ; written by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen ; directed by Joel Coen, (DVD)
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1991
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features include deleted scenes and still gallery
Control code
ocm52343765
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Lccn
2011602443
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543073802
  • 00024543073802
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2007380
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52343765
  • (OCoLC)1014271971
System details
DVD; NTSC region 1; anamorphic widescreen presentation (1:66:1); Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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