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Fight Club (1999)

Fight Club (1999)


Brad Pitt
Edward Norton

Directed by David Fincher

This movie can be miss construed as a perpetuator of violence, but the movie is a tough showcase of manhood, where men take it out on each other all in the name of the thrill of adrenalin. It takes a while to get into loving Fight Club, but the moment you are hooked, it will be one movie you would like to own. The movie showcased a good cinematography, as most of the events in the movie took place at night, the director and the cinematographer had to make the best of extra florescent lights, and using locations that had well lighted street lights.

Fight Club is based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher (Seven (1995) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Franklin (2008) both also stared Brad Pitt) the movie has an unnamed narrator which is played by Edward Norton. The narrator (Norton) tells us about his life, we learn about his white collar job and how he lived an everyday routine life which he got tired of, took break off the routine he started something that became so big that he himself could not control.

The Unnamed narrator started a club with his new friend from a bar Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), the club featured men taking it out on each other, fighting bare fist just for the thrill.

The club grew and became a cross-country thing, with Tyler and the unnamed narrator seen as the club presidents, and they take turns going around to see that the club is well run, in the various locations.

Prepping up for their roles, both Pitt and Norton took lessons in boxing, taekwondo, grappling and soap making. Pitt further went ahead to Chip some of his teeth so as not to look too perfect. Filming lasted over 138 days with over 300 scenes, the fight scenes were heavily choreographed with the actors going all out, so as to make it look more realistic.

Here is a movie that I highly recommend you get the DVD, but I do have to warn you that it does possess extreme violence, as we see men go bare fist fight with one another, but the movie twist ending is far more captivating than the violence that at the end you are more glad about the way the movie is taking form than you are worried with the intense fight scenes.


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