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fight club (1999)

Official tagline: Mischief. Mayhem. Soap.

David Fincher

Chuck Palahniuk (novel)
Jim Uhls

Jeff Cronenweth

Edward Norton
Brad Pitt
Meat Loaf
Helena Bonham Carter
Jared Leto


Here I feel I must concede to the official tagline. It rocks, so I'm not going to mess with it. I think I was one of the lucky Fight Club posterpeople who got to watch this film without knowing what the twist was. I am very happy about that. It seems like there have been a lot of movies with twists these days - and they have all managed to keep my interest while doing so.

I think that both Brad Pitt and Edward Norton did a fantastic job. Brad Pitt is at his best when he plays people who are a little "off". I like Norton's rants about things - especially the IKEA nesting instinct. If you've been to IKEA, you understand. The dialogue is fantastic and fast-paced. What can I say - the movie was a lot better than I thought it would be!

Bob and our narrator at the Remaining Men Together group.


Bob. I love Bob. Meat Loaf is fantastic. The character is just wonderful.
Being addicted to support groups.
"I am Jack's ... " various body parts.
Edward Norton.
Brad Pitt.
The film splicing. Perfect.


Can I stay with you? Being a "slave to the IKEA nesting instinct."
Trip to the doctor about insomnia.
The close-up of Marla exhaling smoke slowly.
Single serving friends.
The "Can I stay with you?" discussion.
The haiku poems.
Getting the fat from the hospital.
Confrontation with boss about Fight Club Rules being left on the copier.
The guys trying to pick fights - priest, water hose, guy on bike. This is hilarious.
Fight "with" his boss. I love this scene. Marla
The homework assignments.
Human sacrifice. Fantastic.
Police commissioner in the bathroom.
The modern art/coffee shop destruction. I love the filming of this - what a fantastic idea.
The fight in the garage about the bomb in the van.
The final scene. SPOILER


I know this because Tyler knows this. - Narrator
Marla and the narrator getting a few things straight. What kind of dining set defines me as a person? - Narrator
When people think you're dying, man, they really really listen to you instead of just ... - Narrator
-Instead of just waiting for their turn to speak? - Marla
You met me at a very strange time in my life. - Narrator
People are always asking me if I know Tyler Durden. - Narrator
You can swallow a pint of blood before you get sick. - Narrator
Tyler isn't here. Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. - Narrator