If you haven't read either, get to it. Yet Norton's deadpanned narration holds everything together and allows the viewer to get a handle on what's happening. However when he associates himself with Tyler Brad Pitt he is dragged into an underground fight club and soap making scheme. They are the perfect setup for Tyler's introduction and his view on the world which is clearly a call to arms of sorts, a manifesto that rejects the notion that we are what we own. One of the best movie endings I've seen. When he meets Marla Helena Bonham Carter , another fake attendee of support groups, his life seems to become a little more bearable. I view movies differently after seeing this movie, because it broke down doors.
It is about waking up and realizing that at some point in the past we've gone to the toilet and thrown up our dreams without even realizing that society has stuck its fingers down our throat. I, however, couldn't wait to read the book after seeing this film. The ads made it seem like the movie was about street boxing, instead of a intellectual and emotional ride through a man's psyche as he takes a strange path toward rebellion against consumer society. As a result, most who went to see it were disappointed, and those who would recognize its brilliance stayed far away from the movie theaters. Unfortunately, it had a mismatched ad campaign.
Its structure is extremely playful as it messes around with linear time to an incredible degree. You'll cry, you'll laugh, you'll do all the cliches but most importantly you'll identify with every single thing on the screen. Together, Tyler and our unnamed narrator, start an underground fighting club, make soap, out of human fat, to sell to rich people, wreak havoc on the city and terrorize most of everyone around them. Always going to respect the confidentiality of your personal data will only be used for the purpose of managing the services offered, respond to requests raised by us, performing administrative tasks, as well as sending technical, commercial or advertising information by post or electronically. He is clearly our surrogate, our introduction into this strange world and his wry observations on our consumer-obsessed culture are right on the money.
As Fincher has explained in interviews, you don't really watch the film but rather download it. My main interest in the film is in that, in my opinion, it does not present characters for us to think about. David Fincher, director, was probably the only reason I went to see this movie in the first place. Once you see the film, it becomes obvious that he was the only choice for Tyler Durden. Politicians will use this movie as a demonstration of careless and consequenceless violence in movies, and as a perfect example of what today's youth are being influenced by.
It's almost as if the film is suggesting salvation through self-destruction. His work on 'Seven' and 'The Game' had me excited to see what he would do next, but I came to this movie expecting a stylish flick that offered a good plot and hopefully some good acting but what I got was so much, much more. This movie is dark and disturbing, however, it is equally smart and stylistic. When 'A Clockwork Orange' came out, it was met with mixed reviews, deemed too dark and violent, and is now considered a classic. I popped it in, sat in amazement until the last credit rolled, and then watched it again. Why must we always have to go through the A+B+C formula? I had heard buzz about, a few of my friends raved about it for a few days, and I was convinced.
As for it's ending, it doesn't rival 'The Sixth Sense' - it blows it away. A middle-aged insomniac lives a pretty basic life except for using cancer support groups weekly to help him sleep until he meets Tyler Durden. The script was tight, the theme fascinating, the acting incredible especially Edward Norton, as one might expect , the direction inspired, and the cinematography stunning. He needs something to change his life. However, it becomes readily apparent that Tyler has more elaborate plans than just organizing brawls at the local bar.
Those who enjoyed The Game, Memento, or The Matrix really should check it out. The film's narrator Edward Norton is an insignificant cog in the drab, corporate machine, dutifully doing his job and what he's told without question. This movie rates as one of my all-time favorite movies and, simply put, if you haven't seen it yet then quit wasting your time OnLine and get to the nearest videostore! These people will not only recognize the similarities between Edward Norton's character and themselves--they will be uncomfortably familiar with him. It is an incredible performance -- probably his best -- for the simple fact that he becomes the character so completely. It's a deceptively understated performance as the last third of the film reveals but Norton nails it perfectly. This is one of the most underrated movies I know. Fight Club makes many bold statements against the modern consumer-driven society, and produces Norton's best performance and Pitt's second best 12 Monkeys.
When he meets Marla Helena Bonham Carter , another fake attendee of support groups, his life seems to become a little more bearable. I always love movies that keep you entertained and keep you guessing, and this movie scores a 10 in both. As for it being important, don't worry. In a world where people are desensitized to everything around them, the physical contact of fighting wakes them up and makes them feel truly alive. Tyler Durden is the absolute opposite of the main character. I do not like this. If Pitt has the flashy, gonzo role, Edward Norton is his perfect foil as the seemingly meek yet sardonic narrator.
They feel a kind of release and satisfaction at inflicting pain on one another. However when he associates himself with Tyler Brad Pitt he is dragged into an underground fight club and soap making scheme. Then there's the tiny issue of the story of Fight Club, penned by Chuck Palahniuk who has one of the most fertile imaginations around. A movie about guys who fight - it didn't seem to deep, but I thought it would provide entertainment. Even better if you're a Pixies fan. Simply put, this movie changed my life.