The enduring movie that is Fight Club

June 17, 2022 4:07 pm


While its ending and twist have long since been revealed, the film Fight Club remains an enduring late 20th Century classic. Based on the novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk, the film is a triumph by director David Fincher. He has two of the finest actors of the time, Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, ready to spar with each other. The film also has the skills of Helena Bonham Carter, and even Meatloaf puts in a good performance.

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Norton plays “a character”, and we never find out his name, who has become jaded with his job in insurance. He feels that his life is slipping away in Ikea catalogues and cornflower blue computer icons. In a desperate attempt to feel something real, he starts to attend self-help groups, even when he doesn’t actually suffer from the disease the attendees have. He meets Marla Singer, a woman who is feeling exactly the same way as he is.

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The characters really need help, and anyone who attends Mental Health Training Courses from would be able to spot some of their symptoms and help them. The Character meets Tyler Durden. Durden is everything he wants to be, and after the Narrator’s flat burns down, he suddenly finds himself becoming closer and closer to this new and enigmatic personality. After they fight each other in the street, they start to recruit more men to join them. Fight Clubs begin to spring up everywhere even though the first and second rule is not to talk about them.