Barton Fink (1991)

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The Coen brothers’ unclassifiable portrait of early 1940s Hollywood is one of their boldest and most intoxicating works.

This Palme d’Or-winning opus is one of the Coens’ most audacious, fevered and literary works, drawing on a cacophony of influences from William Faulkner, Clifford Odets, Roman Polanski and Nathanael West to Wallace Beery wrestling pictures.

It features vivid performances by Steve Buscemi, Judy Davis and the inspired John Goodman.

Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive, Australia.