Wednesday, August 11, 2004

I don’t want to talk about it

“Barton Fink” has an article, er, essay, er, thingy aimed at the media-savvy Christian in the new issue of the pleasantly irreverent New Pantagruel: “You see, I work in the film industry. Your face just lit up! You want to know more, not just out of a need to make polite conversation—because you can tell at a glance that I’m not one for polite conversation—but because you want to know more. You need to know more. You need me to stand as your proxy and sanctify your desire to consume and be entertained.

phlog ::: from publisher :::



What a great thingy!

But wasn’t the Coen Bro’s Barton Fink a Jewish Communist with writer’s block, working on a B-movie?

This Barton states, “it’s hard to make art in the marketplace,” and spouts fundamentalist Christian ideology mixed with pragmatic capitalism.  His stories come effortlessly when he turns out the light and closes his eyes.

So what’s with the name Barton Fink?  This guy’s nothing like him.

Posted by Alex Z on 24 Aug 04 at 04:52 PM
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