Fight Club

Fight Club is an amercian drama supervised by David Fincher in 1999. The two main characters are played by Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton plays the one we call « The Narrator », He’s insomniac, he has got a very tidy way of life and he has any relation. He hates his boss, his job, his coworkers… No friends, no family. Brad Pitt plays Tyler Durden, a challenging, nonconformist man agaisnt consumerism, hypocrisy, against people overall. Marla is a sucidal and drug addict hopeless girl.                   Following a fire in his flat, the Narrator begins to live with Tyler, and together, they create the Fight Club, an underground boxing group reserved for men, with the very famous rules: « The first rule of Fight Club is : you do not talk about the Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is : you DO NOT talk about the Fight Club ! ».
At the beginning, there are only five or six person who are Fight Club members. But soon, people come by tens.
The Fight Club is impressionnaly increasing, there are other Fight Clubs in several cities of the USA. Tyler is rising an army, and the Fight Club turns into the Project Mayhem. « The first rule of the Project Mayhem is : you do not ask questions. »
This project go too far and becomes a terrorist band, where Tyler and the Narrators are the leaders.
Fight Club is a cult movie, a kind of critic of modern society, materialism, consumerism… I could even say it’s a bit philosophical sometimes. This movie is full of great scenes and great tirades such as : « Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandaring. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, wainting tables ; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off. »

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