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English Media coursework (fight club review)

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Fight Club Review Fight Club is a 1999 American film adaptation of the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher and follows a nameless protagonist (Edward Norton), an everyman and an unreliable narrator who feels trapped with his white-collar position in society. The narrator gets involved in a fight club with soap salesman Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt); He also gets tangled up in a relationship triangle with Tyler and an emotionally troubled woman, Marla Singer played by Helena Bonham Carter. The final scenes of the film reveal an unexpected plot twist ending which is probably one of the greatest endings of a film; this is why it is so popular. (Showing that Tyler Durden is actually the anonymous narrator's alter-ego. The narrator imagines him up, because he feels Tyler Durden is everything that is missing from his own life.) Personally, I found the testosterone fuelled film absolutely fantastic and breathtaking as I watched it with great pleasure. I thought there were some spectacular visual effects and the detail in scenery was perfect. However it didn't do entirely great at the box office when it was first released as people generalised it to be a boring, dull movie that just revolved around excessive violence. ...read more.


They have no identity and try and make up for it through chasing commercialism. It is essentially the narrator feeling empty and devoting his life and attaching himself to his material goods as he has nothing else to live for, through fight club they try and reclaim that masculinity and humanity they feel they lost when being the "generation raised by women". The positive aspects of the movie were definitely the precision in getting the themes and ideas across. Another positive would be the scenery. As stated above, Tyler's home suited his and the narrator's characters. The atmosphere of the fight club was very masculine. The actual fight club was inside a dark, old basement with very few lights, and broken walls and you could tell if you were to step place in this dump you would definitely feel and take in the smell of masculinity. The scenery suits the purpose of the fight club; to regain their manliness. If the fight club was held in a bright pink room, I don't think it would achieve the same effect. Furthermore, some effects like when the narrator dreams that the plane is crashing and the roof of the place rips off, this shows the extreme thoughts the man has. As for the actual effect, it was very breathtaking Because it looked very real and the viewer would feel like they were sat with the character as it happened. ...read more.


His character was an anonymous narrator so therefore there is some element of mystery in him which highlights the point that the movie will have some unexpected scenes down the line. I didn't like the Character Marla Singer because in my eyes she wasn't very interesting and seemed like a miserable drug addict with no social life. Also certain audience members won't be able to relate to her character because there aren't many drug addicts who will be watching this movie. Some audience Members such as homosexual people or really feminist people may not like the characters of the film because the characters were fed up of having feminine qualities and wanted to regain their masculinity again. To conclude this movie is irresistible and has some off the chain moments in the plot. It is a wonderful piece of art with some hilarious moments on the way and unexpected plot twists which add suspense. It is still a phenomenal hype ten years after its release. On the other hand some Viewers may find it disappointing because they might just not be interested in the genre or may be confused with the plot. But it has thrilled many and many to come with the quality of the film and will go down as a Captivating classic. I give this movie 5/5 stars. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jawad Ali 11B Mrs. Dare ...read more.

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