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Barton FinkRight. I’ve watched this film. I’ve researched this film. I’ve recorded a podcast about it, and I’m now writing this short blog post, yet every time, EVERY SINGLE TIME I see a picture of John Turturro as the titular Barton Fink I think ‘Is that Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters?’ I can’t help myself. Look at the poster. Its Egon! AAAARGH!

Beyond Egon / Barton confusion though, Lewis and I enjoyed watching Barton Fink, the second Coen Brother’s film we’ve watched for the podcast. A recommendation of Lewis’s, I’d never seen it before and was expecting something, well, a bit like Fargo I guess.

Though clearly a Coen Brothers film, there is something very David Lynch like about Barton Fink. It has an atmosphere that feels ‘off’ in someway, and the ending… I’ve not be so confused yet fascinated since Mulholland Dr.

In particular John Goodman is fantastic as Charlie Meadows, pitching his performance just right; friendly yet something odd in a way you just can’t put your finger on. Anyway, hope you enjoy the podcast.

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If our review has piqued your interest in the film, you can buy the Barton Fink from Amazon on DVD or Blu-Ray by clicking on the links (and we get a little bit of cash if you do – thanks in advance).

Anyway, without further ado, let us present our feature presentation:

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101 Films Podcast 069 – Barton Fink

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Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited) Year of release: 1991 Studio/Distributor: Circle Films/Working Title Films Country: USA

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Fargo: the first Coen Brothers film to make it onto our list, and possibly the best. Join us as we discuss the strange and far away world of 1987, the fledgling Steve Buscemi Fan Club, Babe the Baby Blue Ox, the Swedish Chef from the Muppets, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Swedish crime dramas, Mad Men and all sorts of other stuff that has little or no link to the film. So business as usual then.

Without further ado, here’s this week’s feature presentation… Click below:

Or download and listen on your MP3 player of choice:

101 Films Podcast 019 – Fargo

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We’d love to hear your own film recommendations – please get in touch at 101filmsyoushouldhaveseen@gmail.com or leave a comment on the blog.

Director: Joel and Ethan Coen Year of release: 1996 Studio/Distributor: Working Title/PolyGram Country: USA

Podcast 019: Fargo

Fargo: the first Coen Brothers film to make it onto our list, and possibly the best. Join us as we discuss the strange and far away world of 1987, the fledgling Steve Buscemi Fan Club, Babe the Baby Blue Ox, the Swedish Chef from the Muppets, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Swedish crime dramas, Mad Men and all sorts of other stuff that has little or no link to the film. So business as usual then.

101 Films Podcast 019 – Fargo