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Barton Fink (1991) Poster

(1991)

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Crew or equipment visible 

Approximately 22 minutes into the movie a red light flashes on Barton's chest below his left ear just after he finishes the line, "And what's your line, Mr. Meadows?"
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Jump to: Anachronisms (1) | Continuity (6) | Factual errors (1) | Spoilers (3)

Anachronisms 

Colonel Lipnick's uniform contains awards created after 1941, including a Master Parachutist Badge (1949) and the Combat Infantryman's Badge (1943).
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Continuity 

In one of the final shots of Colonel Lipnick in uniform, the bottom two rows of his ribbons have come lose and are hanging from one side. In the last shot, his ribbons have been fixed.
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Charlie's leaking ear changes sides.
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After Barton tacks up the first strip of wallpaper, he smoothes out the second strip and, in close-up, we see that the first thumbtack is not there.
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The hand that Chet uses to stop the bell ringing.
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When Mundt pulls the bedframe apart, the metal ball that drops to the floor has a metal rod through the center. When it hits the floor, the rod is nowhere to be seen.
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When Barton meets Charlie for the first time, the fan behind him on the desk changes speeds. The strips attached to the fan are first slack, then blowing out, then slack again.
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Factual errors 

Tony Shalhoub's name is spelt Tony Shaloub in the opening credits.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

The corpses of Detectives Mastrionotti and Deutsch disappear from the hallway when Barton walks out of his room after talking with Mundt.
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Continuity 

When Mundt comes out of the elevator, the two detectives have just come out of Barton's room, and only a little way down the corridor. Mundt chases the second cop a good way down the corridor, but when he walks up to the fallen cop, he's still only at the door to Barton's room - we can see him walk past the door from Barton's POV.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Mundt is racing towards the cops followed by fire, the flames can be seen following lines of flammable material sprayed on the walls.
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