Monday, August 22, 2016

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Barton Fink (1991)

Charlie: I could tell you some stories... 
Barton: Sure you could and yet many writers do everything 
in their power to insulate themselves from the common man, 
from where they live, from where they trade, 
from where they fight and love and converse and... 
Barton: So naturally their work suffers and regresses 
into empty formalism and... well I'm spouting off again, 
but to put it in your language, the theatre becomes 
as phony as a three-dollar bill! 
Charlie: Well I guess that's a tragedy right there! 

Barton Fink came out 25 years ago today!
Where does it rank amongst Coens movies for you? 
It's Top Five for me, for sure.

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