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Barton Fink goes to Hollywood and can’t write

In the Coen brothers movie Barton Fink, the main character (John Turturro) experiences some success as a socially relevant, intellectual playwright in NYC, who prides himself with addressing the plight of the common man in his art. When he is … Continue reading

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A chilling video dramatization of the ravages of writer’s block

After his tour de force portrayal of a blocked writer in this video, my nephew Evan confided that it was easy to play the part because that is the way he actually behaves when trying to write. I gently reminded … Continue reading

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