The Novel Fight Club By Chuck Palahniuk

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Gritty, dark 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 alienated the narrator (Edward Norton) resorts to attending support groups to help his insomnia. During one of his meetings he ends up finding another “tourist” named Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter) who 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 events both characters end up fighting knuckle to knuckle in the parking lot of a bar. This attracts other men who need an escape from reality. Fighting causing pain, and through pain they 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. A mysterious Project Mayhem is created, causing the club to transform to a terrorist group, causing chaos in the city. The narrator sees the club spiral out of control, reveling Tyler Durden is in fact himself. In the final scene the narrator realizes only he can stop Durden. In what appears a suicide the narrator actually only ends up shooting his cheek. Durden is, “dead” and he reunites with Marla. The film ends with the narrator

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