Fight Club By Chuck Palahniuk

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Fight Club Fast-paced, 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 (the character) 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) a smoking women with no cares, 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/capitalism is what enslaves people leaving confined to joyless jobs. Through a series of odd events both characters end up fighting knuckle to knuckle in the parking lot of bar. This attracts other men who need an escape from reality and feel alive. The characters bond together and end up creating an underground fight club. Others join and the club begins to spread throughout the nation. However, life becomes complicated with Durden getting involved with Marla causing distrust and friction between the narrators’ relationship with Durden. Chaos and flat out terrorism begins to manifest in the club thanks to the mysterious Project Mayhem. The narrator sees the club spiral out of control revealing the truth of who he truly is.
The film itself didn’t do so well when originally released in 1999. In the opening…

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