Fight Club review Essay

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Fight Club Review

The movie that is being reviewed and analyzed is Fight Club, which stars Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Fight Club is in a genre on its own, but falls into the categories of action and mystery. We will be looking at the subdivisions of plot, character, setting, and focus. By analyzing these points of the movie we can see why Fight Club belongs to the certain genre it is placed in.
The movie starts off where one the characters is held at gun point. Of course we all wonder how he got there, so the narrator takes us back to where it all starts. We meet an unnamed character who has insomnia. We learn about his life and that he lives a pretty decent life. Of course, we would not have a movie if our main character was
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Marla Singer relates to many women in a strange way as well, she is the “damsel in distress”. She rebels because she wants to be loved. Marla lashes out in extreme ways to get attention from her “prince charming” which is Tyler Durden. These two are put together in the movie so that there is a love story as well. As for Tyler Durden’s alter-ego he is everyone we would like to be. He is the person we would be if we could. Tyler has the attitude that he does not care about anything or anybody else. If we all were like Tyler we would all probably be happier as individuals, but as a society it would be complete chaos. Tyler is the free spirit of the group while our no name character is the uptight one and mixed in with Marla the drama queen you have a blockbuster hit!


The setting of the movie takes place in a busy city, where the typical action/thriller takes place. Most of the scenes take place in dark buildings and such to emphasize the darkness of fighting. Also the house that they live in is a dirty place. Most of the buildings were old ones or ones that were not being used at the time. It is all about the symbolism and looking at why the director chose the places he did. The dark buildings where they fight show how fighting is dark. By using an abandoned house for his home depicts how maybe he feels abandoned and alone. The setting for the movie fit right in with the plot because the plot of the movie is full of action and what better place to find action than a…

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