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Fight Club
« on: July 24, 2006, 09:31:08 am »
There has been discussion about Fight Club, but never a topic about it.

I saw it for the first time last night on Spike TV. That was messed up! I'm gonna need to see that again.

And since this is one of those movies where one spoiler can ruin everything:

PLEASE POST A SPOILER WARNING OR MASK YOUR TEXT



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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2006, 10:50:47 am »
Great movie - one of my favourites.  You need to watch it two or three times before you can really appreciate it.  There are little things that you notice each time that you weren't sure about before/or that you notice.  A brilliant film, but it's a shame that the ending was so poor... but that can't be helped because it's based on a book.

Gets 8/10 from me.

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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2006, 02:40:56 pm »
This movie is a classic. Truely fuxxord, like any good movie should be. 10/10.

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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2006, 04:35:52 pm »
Incredibly overrated movie. Real men don't like fight club. Fight Club is for boys who are afraid of growing up.

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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2006, 04:39:01 pm »
I herd the book was better

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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2006, 04:43:05 pm »
I herd the book was better

As it usually the case.  Books can convey ideas and stories a lot better than films.

Oh, and by the way, i just noticed that my avatar is from Fight Club.

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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2006, 07:15:06 pm »
I just noticed too.

SPOILER: The soap was made of nitroglycerin? That's how they blew all that stuff up?

Why did they want to blow that stuff up anyway?

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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2006, 05:03:11 am »
I herd the book was better
It is.

In the book, they make the soap out of Marla's mother's fat.

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Because they listened to a little too much Rage Against the Machine.

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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2006, 10:25:42 am »
There's really only one thing working against Fight Club, and that is that it's spawned one of the most retared internet groups ever, the space monkeys. Check out the IMDb site for Fight club...

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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2006, 06:19:36 pm »
Hold the phone here...

We never knew the main character's name? (Not Tyler, obviously) I remember him having one, but now I can't remember what it is.

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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2006, 01:23:44 am »
"may i never be complete, may i never be contented, please tyler save me from being perfect and complete." this is what Joe thought as the phone rang and once Tyler picked up the story really began

the book is darker than the movie in one way: Tyler's actions in the movie are mostly done by Joe in the book
but even Palahniuk credits Fincher with cleaning up and polishing the story that Chuck wrote
Palahniuk calls fight club apostolic fiction, the book is not the story of joe so much as it is the story of tyler as seen through joe's eyes
the movie is the world as seen by joe with tyler butting in

on so many levels both the book and the movie have given me imense entertainment and forced me to examine myself

as for the movie my favorite scene is the chemical burn scene, the score by th Dust Brothers really brought it an edge that the visuals alone would not have, in the book its even more about giving in to tyler and tyler bring up memories of a more rebellious time in Joe's life after he left college

the "Rahmund K. Hessel" 7/11 scene is the best if youve read the book as well b/c jack sees it in the movie , and Joe does it in the book, the question left to the audience is if scarring the **** out of someone to motivate them to live and dream again is right

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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2006, 08:07:51 am »
He doesn't have a name in either the book or the movie, the whole Jack/Joe thing is just because of those Reader's Digest magazines he finds in Tyler's house. "I am Joe's colon," etc.

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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2007, 02:08:41 pm »
I saw this today was blown away.

I really appreciated the feeling I got after watching the film, and can sympathise alot with a massive amount of the film.

I liked the whole anarchist portion, with them being without a master whillst fighting, and all equal in the Club.

I think something that allowed me to appreciate it is that I have participiated in such 'Fun-fights' before, although 'Fun Fights' has the connotation of being somehow juvenile and 'easy-going', whereas ours were pretty brutal, which was part of the fun. Pushing yourself, and showing friends that your friendship is strong enough for you to enjoy something like that is quite a cool experience.
 
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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2007, 03:08:52 pm »
My brother loves Fight Club. He loves the movie and the book.

I haven't read the book, but the movie is quite good. I don't know if I would say amazing, but really great.

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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2007, 05:10:32 pm »
Check out my Avatar. Tyler Durden for the win, Im an avid Fight Club fan its possibly one of the best movies made period. Story is pretty surprising and the little hints they threw in there were amazing. *Before Tyler Durden becomes Prominent there will be parts in the movie where theres a bit of a flash, if you pause the movie you will see Tyler Durden, this happens because it shows the progression of the main characters turn into his Alter Ego..Tyler Durden*
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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2007, 07:28:10 pm »
The movie and book are both crap. Its popularity only gives me the sense that I live in some twisted universe where people eat crap like this and call it a delicious german chocolate cake. I lump it in the same cart as books (and sometimes movies) like Eragon, the Shannara series, the god awful Bridge to Terabithia, or the movie and "graphic novel" (A.K.A pretentious comic book) known as "300". I even lump them with entertainment products from other sectors, like every MMO to exist ever, or the music that permeates the air like the aroma of rotten eggs. I dont have enough negative adjectives to describe whats wrong with it or any of these other products, and none that would make anyone care.

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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2007, 07:33:14 pm »
Your right, we probably dont care!  :D
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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2007, 10:33:05 pm »
Good movie. The ideas weren't exactly groundbreaking, and the too cool quasi-Tarantino dialogs wore on me after a while, but it is coming to the theater in town (big pink art-deco monstrosity called the Fremont) and I am going to see it.
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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2007, 12:24:27 am »
The movies pretty old and its just coming too Theatres? Or is this kinda like a Retro type Theatre?
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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2007, 11:15:31 am »
Durgon, use spoiler tags, thanks.

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Re: Fight Club
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2007, 07:29:27 pm »
The movies pretty old and its just coming too Theatres? Or is this kinda like a Retro type Theatre?

It's retro, but they do this "Fremont Classics" series of films. Jaws, the Goonies, Blade Runner, Casablanca. They play real movies too, though.
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