Barton Fink


1h 56m 1991
Barton Fink

Brief Synopsis

Set in 1941, the story focuses on a New York playwright who moves to a seedy L.A. hotel and suffers from writers' block after being recruited to write a wrestling movie for Wallace Beery.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Synopsis

Set in 1941, the story focuses on a New York playwright who moves to a seedy L.A. hotel and suffers from writers' block after being recruited to write a wrestling movie for Wallace Beery.

Crew

Kimberly Adams-galligan

Assistant Costume Designer

Alex Albanese

Production Assistant

Catherine Anderson

Production Assistant

J. Todd Anderson

Storyboard Artist

Scott Ansell

Music

Frida Aradottir

Hair Stylist

Paige Augustine

Assistant Set Decorator

Alice Baker

On-Set Dresser

Ben Barenholtz

Executive Producer

Lissa Barker

Assistant Location Manager

Billy Bates

Stunt Player

Randy Baughman

Foreman

Christine Baur

Stunt Player

Bobby Bednar

Carpenter

Barbara Benz

Property Master

Michael Berenbaum

Associate Editor

Karla Bergstrom

Other

Carl Beyer

Production Assistant

Jean Black

Makeup

Ella St John Blakey

Carpenter

Bo Boreanaz

Costumes

Marsha Brand

Wardrobe

Mark Bridges

Assistant Costume Designer

Beth Bronson

Other

Robert Brown

Carpenter

Carter Burwell

Music

Allan Byer

Sound Mixer

Kevin Caffrey

Grip

Joe Camp

Assistant Director

Michael Carr

Stunt Player

Jean Marie Carroll

Other

Linda Cathey

Swing Gang

Fernando Celis

Stunt Player

Emile Charlap

Music Contractor

Dior Chase

Other

Gary Chester

Music

Edmund Choi

Assistant

Eden Clark-coblenz

Costumes

Ethan Coen

Editor

Ethan Coen

Producer

Ethan Coen

Screenplay

Joel Coen

Editor

Joel Coen

Screenplay

Missy Cohen

Sound Editor

Saul Cohen

Electrician

Randy Coleman

Assistant Sound Editor

George Colucci

Stunt Player

Tricia Cooke

Assistant Editor

Bryan K Corbett

Carpenter

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

John Cummings

Production Assistant

Michael D'imperio

Assistant Property Master

Mike Daigle

Scenic Artist

Frank Darlington

Other

Roger Deakins

Director Of Photography

Sarah Deal

Makeup Assistant

Suzanne Degrandis

Other

James Demeaux

Post-Production Supervisor

Lee Dichter

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Bill Docker

Assistant Sound Editor

Genevieve Duraire

Production Auditor

Bill Durkin

Executive Producer

Keith Edmier

Makeup Assistant

Dave Efron

Stunt Player

Charles Faithorn

Other

Michael Farrow

Music

Richard Fernandez

Set Designer

Jan Finnell

Costumes

Gerard Forrest

Carpenter

Alexandria Forster

Costumes

Scott Frelick

Hair Assistant

Jodi Fuchs

Other

Tom Gamble

Assistant Director

Dennis Gassner

Production Designer

Kristen Gassner

Props

Claire Gaul

Assistant Set Decorator

Lance Gilbert

Stunt Player

Mickey Gilbert

Stunt Player

John Gillespe

Stunt Player

Bob Goldstein

Art Director

Melinda Sue Gordon

Photography

Senor Greazer

Special Thanks To

Tom Griep

Special Effects

Robert Grindrod

Auditor

Nancy Haigh

Set Decorator

Bruce Hamme

Dolly Grip

Peggy Hannaman

Hair Assistant

Michael Heit

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Fletcher Henderson

Song

Edward Heyman

Song

Harry Higgins

Sound Recordist

Keith Hill

Carpenter

Tom Hinds

Hair Assistant

John Hirtle

Carpenter

Tom Hoeck

Medic

Tom Hoeck

Set Production Assistant

Bradford L Hohle

Consultant

Shane Toulouse Holliday

Grip

Richard Hornung

Costume Designer

Donna Isaacson

Casting

Roderick Jaynes

Producer

Roderick Jaynes

Screenplay

Roderick Jaynes

Editor

Ben Jensen

Stunt Player

Ethan Jensen

Stunt Player

Gary Jensen

Stunt Coordinator

Brian Jochum

Production Assistant

Gilbert Johnquest

Other

Allan Johnson

Carpenter

Rob Johnson

Camera

Thomas R Johnston

Script Supervisor

Todd Kasow

Music Editor

Kerry Kelley

Sound Recordist

Frank Kern

Sound Editor

Jeremy Knaster

Electrician

Sonny Kompanek

Music Conductor

Kim Koscki

Stunt Player

Don Krause

Special Effects

Peter Kurland

Boom Operator

Alma Kuttruff

Production Manager

Sidney Lambert

Craft Service

Bill Landrum

Choreographer

Jacqui Landrum

Choreographer

Stephen A Latina

Driver

Rick Lazzarini

Makeup

Alan Michael Lerner

Stunt Player

Blake Leyh

Sound Editor

Skip Lievsay

Sound Editor

Leslie Linville

On-Set Dresser

Marissa Littlefield

Sound Editor

John S. Lyons

Casting

Robena Malicoat

Grip

Donn Markel

Special Effects

Dan Marrow

Transportation Captain

Hugh Mcafee

Stunt Player

Joey Mccalla

Camera Assistant

Tracy Mccollum

Assistant Production Coordinator

Steven Mcdermott

Costumes

Kim Mcdonald

Construction Coordinator

Leslie Mcdonald

Art Director

Chuck Mcintyre

Electrician

Louis Medrano

Other

Irving Mills

Song

Dennis Motes

Stunt Player

Amy Ness

Location Manager

Ron Neter

Unit Manager

Randall Newsome

Assistant Director

Hilary Ney

Special Thanks To

Mark O'kane

Steadicam Operator

Billy O'leary

Gaffer

Billy Oliver

Stunt Player

Robert Olmstead

Special Effects

Jim Pedas

Executive Producer

Ted Pedas

Executive Producer

Graham Place

Coproducer

Scott Plauche

Assistant Art Director

Susan Pollack

Assistant Camera Operator

Lahly Poore

Wardrobe Supervisor

Dave Powledge

Stunt Player

Elizabeth Prejean

Other

Bruce Pross

Foley

Scott Ressler

Assistant Camera Operator

Brian H Reynolds

Key Grip

Joe Ritter

Steadicam Operator

Judi Rosner

Production Coordinator

Tom Salvatore

Color Timer

Jon Salzman

Electrician

Anne Sawyer

Assistant Sound Editor

Joan Schneider

Production Assistant

Laurel Schneider

Other

Kenneth V Searle

Transportation Coordinator

Christine Sheaks

Casting Associate

Al Sherman

Song

Gail Showalter

Adr Editor

Abner Silver

Song

Don Simandl

Best Boy Grip

Anthony Simonaitis

Carpenter

Chris Snyder

Foreman

Chris Spellman

Swing Gang

Robert Spurlock

Special Effects Supervisor

Philip Stockton

Dialogue Consultant

Richard Stutsman

Special Effects Foreman

Rob Taub

Special Thanks To

Dominick Tavella

Foley Mixer

Keith Tellez

Stunt Player

Joseph Torres

Carpenter

Denise Van Arsdale-west

Makeup Assistant

Joseph Viskocil

Special Effects Foreman

Steve Visscher

Sound Editor

Andy Wedemeyer

Carpenter

David Weissman

Other

Julie Ann Welsh

Makeup Assistant

Larry Wilcox

Other

Scott Williams

Best Boy

Wallace Wright

Scenic Artist

Stephanie Zessos

Production Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Award Nominations

Best Art Direction

1991
Dennis Gassner

Best Costume Design

1991
Richard Hornung

Best Supporting Actor

1991
Michael Lerner

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Judy Davis was named best actress of the year (1992) by the London Film Critics Circle for her performances in "Barton Fink" (USA/91), "Naked Lunch" (USA/91) and "Husbands and Wives" (USA/92).

Judy Davis was named Best Supporting Actress of 1991 by the New York Film Critics Circle for her performances in "Barton Fink" (USA/91) and "Naked Lunch" (USA/91). Roger Deakins was also cited for Best Cinematography.

Roger Deakins was cited for Best Cinematography of 1991 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for his work on "Barton Fink" (USA/91) and "Homicide" (USA/91). Michael Lerner was also cited for Best Supporting Actor.

Roger Deakins was cited for best cinematography of 1991 by the National Society of Film Critics.

Winner of the Palme d'Or for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor to John Turturro, at the Cannes Film Festival May 1991.

Released in United States August 1991

Released in United States July 1991

Released in United States May 1991

Released in United States November 1991

Released in United States October 1991

Released in United States on Video March 5, 1992

Released in United States September 1991

Released in United States Summer August 21, 1991

Shown at Auckland Film Festival July 12-27, 1991.

Shown at Banco Nacional International Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro September 5-15, 1991.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 9-20, 1991.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (closing night) August 10-25, 1991.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (out of competition) August 7-16, 1991.

Shown at Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund August 18-24, 1991.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (out of competition) September 19-28, 1991.

Shown at Sitges Fantasy Filmfest & Market October 4-12, 1991.

Shown at Stockholm Film Festival (closing night) November 15-24, 1991.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 5-14, 1991.

Began shooting June 27, 1990.

Release expanded in USA October 4, 1991.

Released in United States on Video March 5, 1992

Released in United States July 1991 (Shown at Auckland Film Festival July 12-27, 1991.)

Released in United States August 1991 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (closing night) August 10-25, 1991.)

Released in United States August 1991 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (out of competition) August 7-16, 1991.)

Released in United States August 1991 (Shown at Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund August 18-24, 1991.)

Released in United States Summer August 21, 1991

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Banco Nacional International Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro September 5-15, 1991.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (out of competition) September 19-28, 1991.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 5-14, 1991.)

Released in United States October 1991 (Shown at Sitges Fantasy Filmfest & Market October 4-12, 1991.)

Released in United States November 1991 (Shown at Stockholm Film Festival (closing night) November 15-24, 1991.)

Released in United States May 1991 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 9-20, 1991.)