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. »

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo is an animated movie released in 2003, produced by Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Andrew Stanton.
It tells the story of Marin, a clownfish, who tries to find his son Nemo, who had been captured by a human. Hopefuly for Marin, the human who captures Nemo lost his mask in the water where his adress is written : 42 Wallaby Way, Sidney. At the beginning of his research, Marin mets Dori, a fish without memory. Dori is very kind but she annoys a little bit Marin because she forget all and she’s not very serious. Nemo, on his side, is in an aquarium in a dentist’s cabinet, and the dentist wants to give Nemo to his niece Darla, a violent and excited little girl who kills fishes. Nemo and his new friends of the aquarium try to escape, while Marin is approaching Sidney. During his research, Marin, who is overprotective, learn a lot of things about the ocean, kids, education…
This movie is really moving, it’s not just a childlish movie, there is a real psychology. It’s funny, touching, movie, and the characters are really friendly and we have to admit that the graphisms are not so bad for a 2003 movie.

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands is an american movie made by Tim Burton in 1990 with Johnny Depp, Winona Rider and Diane Wiest. It’s the story of a lonely creator who wants to spend time with somebody, so he creates Edward. But the creator dies before finishing him and let Edward alone in a big manor with scissors at the place of his hands. One day, a cosmetic seller, Peg Boggs, come in the manor to sell her products but she sees Edward with his scary hands and a lot of scars on his face. Firstly she’s affraid but she realizes that he’s kind and she bring him back to her house. Edward fall in love with Peg’s daughter, Kim. When Edward arrives in the little tows of the Bogg’s, all the neighborhood is kind and cool with him, but a little accident makes that one day, all his friends are against him.

Edward Scissorshand is a beautiful movie, funny, poetic, moving… I recommand you to watch it and I hope you’ll love it like I loved it.

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction is a movie made by Quentin Tarantino in 1994. It’s a american gangster movie with Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta and Uma Thurman. 

Tarantino created a masterpiece with his movies, and Pulp Fiction is a blockbuster. It deals with two men, Vincent Vega and Jules Winfield. Both are gangsters and they’re really badass. They work for Marsellus Wallace, a strong and powerful man very dangerous. Mr. Wallace is married with Mia Wallace, a kind of femme fatale and cocaine addict. One day, Marsellus Walace has to travel for business. He asks to Vincent Vega to protect Mia when he leaves. Then we can see Jules and Mia dancing in a restaurant, and after this scene Mia makes an overdose.
The movie also deals with a boxman who fly away because he killed a man during a match.
We can see Vincent and Jules killing people too. All the characters have a link between them even they never meet in the film.
Pulp Fiction is one of my favorite movie because I find it’s the best Tarantino’s film and for me, Tarantino is a genius. I saw Pulp Fiction again and again and I’m never bored of it. If you never watched it, you really should, it’s a masterpiece !

Rage – Stephen King

Rage is a novel of Stephen King, written as Richard Bachman, published in 1977.

Charles Decker is a sixteen years old student student and one day he is called at his school’s principal’s office because Charles hurt one of his teachers two months ago. Charles provokes the principal. Before going back in class, Charles takes a gun in is locker and kills his mathematic teacher. After doing that, he takes his class hostage all day long. The police and a psychologist arrive at the scene and Charles began to do a sort of psychotherapy with his classmates, speaking first of his past, his father… Then he begin to ask questions to the others, who start to taking the game.
There is just Ted Jones, the beautiful quarterback of the class, who don’t enter in Decker’s game, and Charles harass him with questions and finish to make Ted crack.
Charles humiliate the authorities who try to negociate with him, without a real success…

This novel is a little bit disappointed because it’s too long and I think a short story could have been enough, but it stay a very good thrilling story. This book made me wonder, will it makes you wonder too ?

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

Hello everybody !

Tooday I’m going to talk you about The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
Here is a little blurb.

            In a dark future, on the ashes of United States, a TV game is created to control people by terror. Twelve boys and twelve girls are random draw and must participate to this sinister reality show, that everybody have to watch in live. There is only one rule in the arena : to survive, whatever the price.

When her little sister is called to participate to the Hunger Games, Katniss don’t hesitate and take her place, aware of the danger. She’s sixteen but she has to the death escaped yet. For her, to survive is like a second nature.

Suzanne Collins’s trilogy won thousands youngs everywhere in the world. Both a critic of a society rule by money and a call to revolt, the post apocalyptic novel managed to touch young people intend to a dark future (between unemployment and failure). Add to this a gasping story and you’ll have a best-seller.

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The Girl who loved Tom Gordon – Stephen King

Trisha is 9 years old. One day, while a walk with her family in the forest, she go away in the woods and she gets lost.
At the beginning, she can’t believe it : after all, the way she left a few minutes ago . But strangely, it seems to leak her, and more she walk, more she move away for civilization.
The twilight and the dark take her and scary her. She will not have enough food to survive in the forest, and she’s afraid of the beasts, the creatures which could erupt in the night.
The only contact she keeps with the world is the radio on her Walkman and Tom Gordon, a baseball player. Trisha’s anxiety get us too, her fears became ours and this is with a terrible anguish that we see hours pass and horrors of the night invade little by little the woods who imprisoned the little Trisha.