Fight Club By Chuck Palahniuk

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Fight Club Grit, dark humor and a whole lot of punches, this is director David Fincher adaptation of the novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. The film depicts the life of a young depressed man played, by Edward Norton, who is a pawn in the corporate world. Isolated and a sense of not belonging the narrator (Edward Norton) resorts to attending support groups to help his insomnia. During one of his meeting he ends up finding another “tourist” named Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter) disrupts his life. On a business trip the narrator meets a charming yet, cocky guy named Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt). He sells soap and believes consumerism and capitalism is what enslaves people leaving them confined to joyless jobs. Through a series of odd …show more content…

In many scenes throughout the movie we see the men shitless fighting each other. At the end of each fight the men will stand up grinning with a bloody mouth. It seems almost therapeutic causing them to stay sane which the narrator experiences first hand. “After fighting, everything else in your life got the volume turned down. You could deal with anything." This can be seen most evident in the infamous seen between the narrator and his boss. Once the club is established the narrator begins to focus less at work. Contently absent, dressed poorly and always injured the boss fires him. But, not after the narrator threatens the boss and demands to stay on the pay role in exchange for his silence. The boss doesn’t take him seriously and calls security. The narrator ends up punching himself deliberately and falls on the glass table. Yelling and making it look as if his boss has assaulted him. The scene ends with the narrator getting what he wants, money to keep the club functioning. The one thing they despise corporatism is what’s funding them. The movie reflects how capitalism has controlled the lives of people causing them to buy stuff they don’t need. Durden gives great speeches expressing the hold society has on us. One of the best speeches is given towards the middle of the movie. Durden gathers around the crowd of men in fight club and says. “Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who 've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see

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