Fight Club Discussion ThreadSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 06:01
There is a lot going on. That will take a little time to process.
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Anyone who is interested in watching as well, and discussing the movie after, this is the place, and you're welcome to join. This will be the discussion thread. Even if you don't watch it again, but saw it, share your perspectives on what you got out of it.
It has been a long time since I've seen that movie. There is so much going on. It has that trick ending. And it has all those buildings going down at the end, set to the Pixies.
Where is my mind?! Where is my mind?! Where is my mind! This is it, at the very end of the movie. (but I don't thinks it gives much away from a spoiler perspective.) Those buildings going down, foreshadowing the tower collapse of 9-11:
And that dry, profound perspective: "You met me at a very strange time in my life." Hilarious. That cracks me up.
And then there is old Tyler Durden, that sly, cheeky, son of a gun. Tyler - you've never known anyone like Tyler. He is a character for the ages, and Brad Pitt plays him perfectly. It is a brilliant performance. He and Ed Norton pull off something amazing in that movie.
Looking forward to seeing it again. Not to mention the lessons of the movie itself: Movie as teacher.
(BTW, After making that movie, Tyler Durden went on to become a star blogger at Zero Hedge. He's the only guy that posts on the front page of that site. (Tyler doesn't share it, like me.) He knows how to take control. Boy oh boy does Tyler take control. You've got to watch the movie to understand, and that's why I need to watch it again.)