Fight Club, the Reflection of Materialism

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Fight Club is directed by David Fincher, written for the screen by Jim Uhls, and based on a novel by Chuck Plahniuk. It was released to Americans recovering from the Columbine school shootings in the fall of 1999. Fight Club tells the story of a nameless, malcontent young corporate clone (Edward Norton) who hooks up with a magnetic, near-psychopathic loner and rebel (Brad Pitt) and descends with him into a quasi-fascist nightmare.1 Norton's character, Jack, narrates the movie, and his ironic, slashing commentary sets the tone for the plunge into madness -- which begins when, in a desperate attempt to cure his chronic insomnia, he takes a failed odyssey through a variety of self-help and touchy-feely support groups. Then he meets Pitt's …show more content…
Tyler is an avant-courier of anti-materialism, he doesn’t care about creature comfort, but pay more attention to the mental activities.

A. Jack, Suffered from Affluenza

Jack is a elite of this commercial society who always lives in middle class comfortable life and own a high-pay professional job. He lives in luxury condo. Career to him, just a purpose that could make him keep on purchasing. But one goal was achieved only means that he is able to begin his next goal purchasing. He always has desire for material fortune, however, every time he satisfied with buying a new stuff, he became lost in it. As Jack’s words in this film , sitting on the toilet, cordless phone to his ear, flips through an IKEA catalog. There's a stack of old Playboy magazines and other catalogs nearby, said “Like so many others, I had become a slave to the IKEA nesting instinct. If I saw something clever like coffee table sin the shape of a yin and yang, I had to have it.” He has already bought the Klipske personal office unit, the Hovertrekke home exer-bike. Or the Johannshamnh sofa with the Strinne green stripe pattern, even the Rislampa wire lamps of environmentally-friendly unbleached paper. But after he had all what he want, he still asked himself “I had it all. Even the glass dishes with tiny bubbles and imperfections, proof they were crafted by the honest, simple, hard working people of...wherever. We used to read pornography. Now it

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