Hollywood Setting & Symbolism

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Hollywood

The filmmaking capital of the United States, and some would argue of the world, is simultaneously the setting for the novel's action.

Barfly

The writing and producing of this film is the source material for the novel's narrative and characters. Originally made in the 1980's, "Barfly" received average to good reviews and did below average to average business at the box office.

Hank's Screenplay

Throughout the novel, Hank's screenplay is the focus of narrative action and intention. For the first several chapters, it is the center of Hank's creative attention and Pinchot's personal attention, which once it is actually complete becomes both creative and financial, not just for Pinchot but for almost every other character in the book. "Jim Beam", meanwhile, is the name of a popular brand of bourbon, or corn whisky. The title, therefore, can be seen as an evocation of the influence of alcohol...

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