Barton Fink Soundtrack (

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Rating: 7.70/10 from 128000 votes
Tags: kafka esque, screenwriter as protagonist
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Barton Fink


In the wake of his early but undeniable theatrical success in Broadway, the idealistic author of the proletariat and self-pitying 1940s New York playwright, Barton Fink, finds himself lured to dazzling Hollywood to write scripts for eccentric Jack Lipnick's Capitol Pictures.

But, instead of writing a story pivoting around the common man, Fink's first screenplay turns out to be a Wallace Beery wrestling movie, and, before he knows it, he develops a severe case of writer's block.

Now, holed up in the seedy, run-down Hotel Earle, before his silent Underwood typewriter, Barton comes to realise that his only hope to meet the deadline is to take inspiration from the burly insurance salesman living next door, Charlie Meadows, and the unassuming secretary, Audrey Taylor.

In the meantime, the suffocating stranglehold of artistic bankruptcy tightens. Does self-destructive Barton Fink have the stomach for confronting Hollywood's bitter reality?

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Barton Fink
A Bloody Bath
Someone is Watching
Die Hölle Ist Leer, Alle Teufel Sind Hier
Ich kann die Vergangenheit Ändern
Anderer Mensch - Anderer Schmetterling
A Reflection
With Suspicion
The Alien
The Beginning
Bridge Of Death
Escape from the Train
Rose Confession
Weird Thing
Thirty Years
Tree Synthesisers

User reviews

James Nelson

Overall, the soundtrack of Barton Fink is a masterful work that complements the film's themes of artistic struggle and disillusionment, adding depth and emotion to the story.

Betty Taylor

The use of dissonant strings and haunting melodies in the soundtrack creates a sense of foreboding that mirrors Barton Fink's descent into madness and creative block.

Brian Hill

I found the soundtrack of Barton Fink to be lackluster and uninspiring. It failed to capture the essence of the film's dark and intense atmosphere, leaving me disconnected from the story.

Susan Wright

The soundtrack of Barton Fink seemed out of place at times, with jarring transitions between scenes that disrupted the flow of the film. It failed to create a cohesive and immersive auditory experience for me as a viewer.

Emily Smith

Overall, the music in Barton Fink contributes significantly to the film's overall mood and helps to immerse the audience in the twisted world of the story.

Ronald Wilson

The haunting and atmospheric music in Barton Fink perfectly captures the sense of unease and impending doom that permeates the film.

Deborah Robinson

Each track in the soundtrack is like a character on its own, adding depth and emotion to the story. The music enhances the tension and mystery of the plot, making it a truly immersive experience for the audience.

Laura Phillips

The jarring and unconventional sound design in certain tracks adds an extra layer of complexity to the film, making it a truly immersive experience for the viewer.

James Johnson

The use of music in Barton Fink is masterful, with each note and chord carefully selected to evoke specific emotions and enhance the overall mood of the film. It's a testament to the power of a well-crafted soundtrack to elevate a movie to a whole new level.

Kenneth Johnson

The soundtrack of Barton Fink perfectly captures the eerie and unsettling atmosphere of the film. The haunting melodies create a sense of unease that perfectly complements the main character's descent into madness.

Susan Gonzalez

The soundtrack effectively conveys the contrast between the glamorous facade of Hollywood and the gritty reality that Barton Fink encounters in the Hotel Earle.

Donna Martin

The soundtrack of Barton Fink perfectly captures the eerie and unsettling atmosphere of the film, enhancing the sense of unease and tension throughout.

Emily Hill

The soundtrack's mix of classical compositions and original pieces creates a rich tapestry of sound that complements the film's themes of artistry, ambition, and disillusionment.

David Garcia

The music enhances the film's dark humor and surreal elements, creating a unique and memorable viewing experience.

Charles Garcia

The use of jazzy and discordant melodies adds a layer of complexity to the soundtrack, mirroring the inner turmoil of the protagonist as he struggles with his creative block.

Michael King

The musical compositions in Barton Fink felt repetitive and monotonous, lacking depth and emotional impact. I was hoping for a more diverse and engaging soundtrack to enhance the overall viewing experience.