Fight Cclub Themes

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Fight Club Themes
The main themes of the story are loneliness, materialism, and freedom from society. Tyler was created because of the lack of connection the narrator had with the people around him. The narrator was lonely and attended so many support groups because of it. He was not rejected at the support groups because the members thought he was sick just like they were. Materialism is a reoccurring theme as the narrator mentions how he has worked his entire life for the Ikea items in his apartment. He tried to fill the void in his life by buying worthless, meaningless stuff. People spend too much time working for things they do not need. The narrator comes to the conclusion that, “You are not your job or your possessions.” Only once a
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The mise en scene needs to find a way to differentiate between Tyler and the narrator. Different cinematography elements such color and lighting can help do this. A color filter can be used to alter the way we see the different characters and scenes. I think the product placement of many popular, well known brands would also help add to the themes of the novel. The outfits that the characters wear are also important and described in detail in the novel. The setting in which the fights take place at should be dark, damp, and cold as depicted in the novel. The use of saturated color from light off screen and low-key lighting may help achieve this. The fights usually take place in a basement so it is appropriate that the lighting be dim. The filmmakers may also want to incorporate point-of-view shots to give the audience a better understanding of what the narrator is going through. In the novel, the chapters jump around from different settings and almost never continue from where they left off. The editing must find a way to move quickly from scene to scene without confusing the audience. The use of jump cuts may help the audience become accustom to the transitions that occur throughout the story. The filmmakers may want to superimpose or distort some of the scenes with Tyler so that the audience can see that he is not a real person and that he is in fact imaginary. The use of fast and slow

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