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Fight Club (1999)

US 139m, Colour
Director: David Fincher; Cast: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf

fightclubFight Club is a dark and violent drama based on the 1996 Chuck Palahniuk novel of the same name which explores one man’s mental schism as a white collared office worker-turned anarchist. As the founder of “Fight Club” an underground alliance of men who stage underground fights – Norton’s character loses himself in an alter ego, namely the soap-turned bomb maker Tyler Durden. A brilliant story with an exceptional twist ending, Fight Club’s violent anti-consumerism message is a late 20th century treatise with ever-increasing relevance in the midst of the economic and social challenges facing the world in the second decade of the 21st century (Klaus Ming November 2011).

4 comments on “Fight Club (1999)

  1. Anthony Lee Collins

    I really like this film, though I guess I’m one rung below the Absolute Fight Club Fanatic level. But it is really good, and great performances from all three leads (it’s the first film where I really liked Helena Bonham-Carter). It was obvious at the time that the studio had no idea how to market it, but I don’t think I would have known either. But it found its audience (the most fanatical fans I’ve ever met were all young women, BTW).

    Interesting that your review sort of half-reveals the big reveal, but I don’t think the Big Reveal was really all that big anyway. I wrote about that on my blog: http://u-town.com/collins/?p=946.

  2. Klaus

    Funny you mention about fanatical young woman being fans – I know a few.

  3. Personal Concerns

    I havent seen the film…have tried watching it several times though!may b this time I definitely will finish it!

    have heard very different reviews from friends though!

    • Anthony Lee Collins

      Well, that’s the thing about Fight Club. It’s the sort of movie that inspires strong feelings, one way or the other.

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