History Film / BartonFink

14th Dec '16 6:36:14 PM SalingerFanboy96
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* MagnumOpus: [[invoked]]Fink thinks he's written his at the end of the story. But since he was supposed to be writing a StrictlyFormula wrestling flick, all he achieves is [[spoiler:getting his supervisor fired and himself locked into a contract he's promised will never produce anything he writes.]]

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* MagnumOpus: [[invoked]]Fink thinks he's written his at the end of the story. But since he was supposed to be writing a StrictlyFormula wrestling flick, all he achieves is [[spoiler:getting his supervisor fired and himself locked into a contract he's promised where the studio will never produce anything he writes.]]writes. At least not until he "grows up."]]
13th Dec '16 2:41:40 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AlasPoorYorick: [[spoiler: A possible case, depending on the contents of the box.]]



* AlasPoorYorick: [[spoiler: A possible case, depending on the contents of the box.]]
* AllThereInTheScript: In his play, ''Bare Ruined Choirs'', Barton's characters are named Lil, Maury, and Dave. According to the original script, these are also the names of his parents and uncle, although in the film, his father's name is Sam.



** Not to mention that it's Barton' s first movie, around the same time as the first for Orson Welles.

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** Not to mention that it's Barton' s first movie, around the same time as the first for Orson Welles.Creator/OrsonWelles.
13th Oct '16 9:49:27 PM Smokey
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* OffWithHisHead: [[The fate of W.P. Mayhew, Audrey, and Mundt's other victims.]]

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* OffWithHisHead: [[The [[spoiler: The fate of W.P. Mayhew, Audrey, and Mundt's other victims.]]
27th Jun '16 11:35:54 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* SerialKiller: Karl "Madman" Mundt [[spoiler:[=AKA=] Charlie Meadows]].

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* SerialKiller: Karl "Madman" Mundt [[spoiler:[=AKA=] Charlie Meadows]].Mundt, and a Nazi sympathizer to boot.



* WhamLine: The very last line of the movie. When Fink calls the woman at the beach very beautiful and asks if she's in pictures, she replies "Don't be silly." This could be interpreted to mean that the best things do not belong in the pictures. That she's ''too'' beautiful for Hollywood and, consequently, that Fink's writing is too good for it. This makes his story arc even more pointless.

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* WhamLine: The very last line of the movie. When Fink calls the woman at the beach very beautiful and asks if she's in pictures, she replies "Don't be silly." This could be interpreted to mean that the best things do not belong in the pictures. That she's ''too'' beautiful for Hollywood and, consequently, that Fink's writing is too good for it. This makes his story arc even Hollywood isn't the shining city on a hill and the ultimate goal of any writer as he saw it, it's a sleazy and uncreative place more pointless.interested in money than art. The woman is better off on the modest beach and Fink would have been better off staying on Broadway.
27th Jun '16 11:28:04 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* DeadpanSnarker: the two detectives are a ridiculously hostile example

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* DeadpanSnarker: the The two detectives are a ridiculously hostile example



* OffWithHisHead: [[The fate of W.P. Mayhew, Audrey, and Mundt's other victims.]]



* SameStoryDifferentNames: in-universe example of Barton Fink's play vs. screenplay:

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* SameStoryDifferentNames: in-universe In-universe example of Barton Fink's play vs. screenplay:



* SerialKiller: Karl "Madman" Mundt [[spoiler:[=AKA=] Charlie Meadows]].



* SurrealHorror: much of what happens in the Hotel Earle has elements of this, especially the peeling wallpaper and the behaviors of Charlie and Chet.

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* SurrealHorror: much Much of what happens in the Hotel Earle has elements of this, especially the peeling wallpaper and the behaviors of Charlie and Chet.


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* WhamLine: The very last line of the movie. When Fink calls the woman at the beach very beautiful and asks if she's in pictures, she replies "Don't be silly." This could be interpreted to mean that the best things do not belong in the pictures. That she's ''too'' beautiful for Hollywood and, consequently, that Fink's writing is too good for it. This makes his story arc even more pointless.
27th Jun '16 11:06:09 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The detectives make it plain that they don't like Barton for being Jewish.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The detectives make it plain that they don't like Barton for being Jewish.Jewish and (as they later incorrectly assume) homosexual.
27th Jun '16 10:34:23 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:Mundt methodically kills everyone Fink respects or cares about because of a noise complaint. He also murders an ear doctor because of an argument over the co-pay. It's implied this is the reason for most of his murders, regardless of what he says otherwise.]]

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* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:Mundt methodically kills everyone Fink respects or cares about because of a noise complaint. He also murders an ear doctor because of an argument over the co-pay.$10 (which equals about $160 in today's money, but still). It's implied this is the reason for most of his murders, regardless of what he says otherwise.]]
25th Jun '16 6:19:49 PM AJD
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* SurrealHorror: much of what happens in the Hotel Earle has elements of this, especially the peeling wallpaper and the behaviors of Charlie and Chet. Notice that when Barton makes his noise complaint about Charlie to Chet, Chet apparently knocks on Charlie's door ''immediately'' after the phone call ends.

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* SurrealHorror: much of what happens in the Hotel Earle has elements of this, especially the peeling wallpaper and the behaviors of Charlie and Chet. Notice that when Barton makes his noise complaint about Charlie to Chet, Chet apparently knocks on Charlie's door ''immediately'' after the phone call ends.
6th Jun '16 2:45:07 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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''Barton Fink'' provides examples of:

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''Barton !!''Barton Fink'' provides examples of:



30th May '16 7:08:20 AM pratchettgaiman
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* DeadpanSnarker: the two detectives are a ridiculously hostile example
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