ON BARTON FINK:
listening intently to end of a performance.
from the ceiling.
I'm blowin' out of here, blowin' for good.
I'm kissin' it all goodbye, these four stinkin'
walls, the six flights up, the el that roars
by at three A.M. like a cast-iron wind. Kiss
'em goodbye for me, Maury! I'll miss 'em -
like hell I will!
Not this time, Lil! I'm awake now, awake
your eyes closed. Well my eyes are open now!
I see that choir, and I know they're dressed
in rags! But we're part of that choir, both of
us - yeah, and you, Maury, and Uncle Dave too!
The sun's coming up, kid. They'll be hawking
the fish down on Fulton Street.
That's it, kid. Take that ruined choir. Make it
So long, Maury.
We hear a door open and close, then approaching footsteps. A tall, dark
From offscreen stage:
We'll hear from that kid. And I don't mean a
FISH! FRESH FISH!
As the man walks back off the screen:
Let's spit on our hands and get to work. It's
Not any more Lil...
unmuting the applause.
"Author, Author" goes up from the crowd.
He hesitates, unable to take it all in.
through the restaurant.
Ah, here we are...
Barton Fink (1991)
Synopsis: Set in 1941, an intellectual New York playwright Barton Fink (John Turturro) accepts an offer to write movie scripts in L.A. He finds himself with writer's block when required to do a B-movie script. His neighbor tries to help, but he continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him.