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Title: Fight Club (1999)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 01, 2014, 09:05:10 pm
Fight Club
Two Disc Special Edition

(http://i.imgur.com/HN43uYN.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/TvW3N53.jpg)

Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUXWAEX2jlg

In a word, Fight Club f*cking ROCKS! Okay, that's a few words. I would love to be able to write something as original, creative and memorable as the Fight Club script. I've lost count in how many times I've seen Fight Club. What really makes this movie so damn entertaining, beyond the obvious things, is that I am always finding little things that I've never noticed before. I just love how the movie just moves along with no clear idea of what it is and where it's going. Yes, you can say it's about starting Fight Club, but you still don't know what the objective is of either Ed Norton or Brad Pitt's characters. And just when you get a handle on where it's going, the story takes a 180 turn by giving us the mother of all twists. Having it revealed that Tyler Durden are one and the same in the mind of Norton's character immediately makes the viewer go back in one's own mind and start replaying out scenes, looking for anything that would tip you off and give you a clue that the answer was there all along. See what happened there? The story calls into question Ed's own mind, which makes us dive into our on mind to question everything that has been happening. Tricky.  ;)

It's just a fascinating film to watch. Both Pitt and Norton are great in this one and I do think this is Pitt's best film ever. Helena Bonham Carter is great too, but the real star is of course David Fincher. The visual style and the way the film was edited definitely changed the course of Hollywood. I noticed a lot of other director's trying to emulate the Fincher look soon after, but not quite succeeding.  I remember the uproar this movie caused when it came out and even though it's been 15 years since then, it still packs a wallop. It may not get the press it once did because over time we have become jaded, but that doesn't take away from what the end result is here: a Masterpiece of film making.

I'm glad that I decided to watch this tonight. It's given me an adrenaline shot into my typewriter. My writing as of late has been in a rut and watching this has reinvigorated me with some new ideas and I can't wait to get them down on paper. Where it goes, that remains to be seen, but the fact that Fight Club has taken me out writing a certain way and giving me another direction to go makes me feel like I have already won. This is one of those DVD's I will never sell, never get rid of. Definitely a must-Buy.
Title: Re: Fight Club (1999)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 01, 2014, 09:05:39 pm
Fight Club DVD Screencaps

Coming soon....
Title: Re: Fight Club (1999)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 21, 2014, 01:47:41 pm
CHUCK PALAHNIUK BRINGS "FIGHT CLUB" SEQUEL TO DARK HORSE COMICS (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=54215)

I'm interested in getting more Fight Club story. Would love to get a proper sequel though. But the idea of Brad Pitt, Ed Norton and David Fincher returning.....that's never going to happen.
Title: Re: Fight Club (1999)
Post by: Neumatic on July 21, 2014, 01:48:53 pm
If only the comic book rocked their likenesses.  How can you picture anyone else in those roles?
Title: Re: Fight Club (1999)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 21, 2014, 01:51:03 pm
I think whoever draws the books better do a kick ass job of making the characters look exactly like them for the very reason you mentioned. If they don't, I'll just get Entertainment Weekly and cut and paste photos of them over their heads.
Title: Re: Fight Club (1999)
Post by: Neumatic on July 21, 2014, 02:02:32 pm
Way way back when I was in college, I tried my hand at drawing a Fight Club comic.  My likenesses were terrible but I was intent on using screencaps and promo material from the movie to make it look as precise as possible.  I still have that somewhere...
Title: Re: Fight Club (1999)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 21, 2014, 03:01:01 pm
Dig it up. Would like to check it out.
Title: Re: Fight Club (1999)
Post by: Neumatic on July 21, 2014, 03:20:58 pm
I'm thinking it might be interesting to do a "now and then" but I think the "now" wouldn't be that interesting.
Title: Re: Fight Club (1999)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 24, 2014, 05:18:05 am
Why 'Fight Club' Still Matters (http://www.dailydot.com/opinion/fight-club-fandom-online-discussion-masculinity/)

Long read, but worth it.
Title: Re: Fight Club (1999)
Post by: Mac on July 24, 2014, 06:08:06 am
Gah.... I guess I should check this out, huh.
Title: Re: Fight Club (1999)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 03, 2015, 08:47:47 am
Our First Look at Fight Club 2 Is Seriously Messed Up (http://moviepilot.com/posts/2015/02/27/our-first-look-at-fight-club-2-is-seriously-messed-up-2734659?lt_source=external,manual)



The link offers some pages from Dark Horse Comics of the forthcoming Sequel. Art actually looks good.
Title: Re: Fight Club (1999)
Post by: Neumatic on March 03, 2015, 10:06:15 am
This is actually making me wonder when the last time I saw Fight Club was.