A satirical tale of a 1940s playwright who accepts an offer to write movie scripts in L.A. Struggling with writers block while staying at the eerie Hotel Earle, an incongruous series of events continues to distract him.
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This is hands down one of the best from The Coen Brothers. A perfect little Hollywood film noir that features John Turturro in his greatest performance and a perfectly psychotic John Goodman for added good measure. This is a masterpiece.
now look at them high ratings. --may contain spoiler--But sorry, could afford only 3 stars. Unsatisfied, that's the main cause. No real ending, that's another. But couldn't blame them coens for leaving it hanging, it's no real but its probably the best for this film.
I like movies about writers. If, likewise, the film is the work of an auteur, this peculiar character really takes on another dimension. So Barton Fink is the cinematographic double of Joel (Ethan) Coen and his scenes with Jack Lipnick, head of Capitol Pictures, are very revealing. The last scene with John Goodman already belongs to movie history, too. Highly recommended.
En clave de humor negro, este opresivo film es considerado (exageradamente) por muchos, la obra maestra de los hermanos Coen y el mejor film de los 90.. No se puede negar la originalidad del guión, ni su efectividad como critica al sistema hollywoodense, pero la cosa no es para tanto. La mejor definicion de la cinta es la de los propios Coen: "nuestra intención fue, simplemente, hacer una comedia aburrida."