Barton Fink Summary

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Essays & Analysis (5)

3,185 words, approx. 11 pages
In the following essay, Robertson describes a day in the shooting of Barton Fink. Listlessly scratching his facial stubble, Ethan Coen gazes thoughtfully out through impenetrably dark sunglasses at th... Read more
637 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Powers praises Barton Fink but accurately predicts its box office failure. Let me begin, as you secretly want me to, by boasting about the weather. The day is bright, the temp... Read more
1,318 words, approx. 5 pages
Below, Jameson offers a mixed review of Barton Fink. What's terrific about Barton Fink has been terrific about Joel and Ethan Coen's work since the last sequence of Blood Simple, when Fr... Read more
1,631 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following excerpt, Grenier asserts that the ending of Barton Fink fails to live up to the promise of its beginning. Barton Fink is not the story of a Jewish Galahad. Created by Joel and Ethan C... Read more
2,639 words, approx. 9 pages
In the following review, Rosenbaum criticizes inconsistencies in Barton Fink. I'm not one of the Coen brothers' biggest fans. I walked out of Blood Simple, their first feature. The main ... Read more