Director: David Fincher
Cast: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, Jared Leto
Box Office: $37,023,395 (USA)
Trivia: In the short scene when Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are drunk and hitting golf balls, they really are drunk, and the golf balls are sailing directly into the side of the catering truck.
Narrator: You wake up at Seatac, SFO, LAX. You wake up at O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, BWI. Pacific, mountain, central. Lose an hour, gain an hour. This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time. You wake up at Air Harbor International. If you wake up at a different time, in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?
[after vigorous sex with Tyler Durden]
Marla Singer: My God. I haven’t been f***ed like that since grade school.
Tyler Durden: The first rule of Fight Club is – you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is – you DO NOT talk about Fight Club. Third rule of Fight Club, someone yells “Stop!”, goes limp, taps out, the fight is over. Fourth rule, only two guys to a fight. Fifth rule, one fight at a time, fellas. Sixth rule, no shirt, no shoes. Seventh rule, fights will go on as long as they have to. And the eighth and final rule, if this is your first night at Fight Club, you have to fight.
Narrator: [about the “soap”] Tyler sold his soap to department stores at $20 a bar. Lord knows what they charged. It was beautiful. We were selling rich women their own fat asses back to them.
Narrator: Well, what do you want me to do? You just want me to hit you?
Tyler Durden: C’mon, do me this one favor.
Tyler Durden: Why? I don’t know why; I don’t know. Never been in a fight. You?
Narrator: No, but that’s a good thing.
Tyler Durden: No, it is not. How much can you know about yourself, you’ve never been in a fight? I don’t wanna die without any scars. So come on; hit me before I lose my nerve.
Narrator: This is crazy.
Tyler Durden: So go crazy. Let ‘er rip.
Narrator: I don’t know about this.
Tyler Durden: I don’t either. Who gives a ****? No one’s watching. What do you care?
Narrator: Whoa, wait, this is crazy. You want me to hit you?
Tyler Durden: That’s right.
Narrator: What, like in the face?
Tyler Durden: Surprise me.
Narrator: This is so f***ing stupid…
[Narrator swings, connects against Tyler’s head]
Tyler Durden: Motherf***er! You hit me in the ear!
Narrator: Well, Jesus, I’m sorry.
Tyler Durden: Ow, Christ… why the ear, man?
Narrator: Guess I f***ed it up…
Tyler Durden: No, that was perfect!
Narrator: You’re f***ing Marla, Tyler.
Tyler Durden: Uh, technically, you’re f***ing Marla, but it’s all the same to her.
“Fight Club” is one of the most thought-provoking and suspenseful films of all time, and is better than as Fincher’s best film along with “Se7en”. I had to watch the film twice to fully understand David Fincher’s modern instant classic. The story concerns the film’s Narrator (Edward Norton) who follows us on a psychological journey about how he meets soap salesman Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) and their new form of therapy called “Fight Club”, where men take all of their physical anger out on each other. In the mean time, our Narrator tries to discover mysterious Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter) and begins to wonder why Tyler is giving him a darker side of life. “Fight Club” is wonderfully directed by David Fincher, and has great acting by Norton, Pitt, and Carter. The black-comedy is hilarious, and the climax is ultimately thrilling.
This film is about human beings and how they relate to different problems in life. They do whatever they can to make the world a better place. “Fight Club” is one of the best films of the 90’s, and one of the most intelligent movies ever made. Brad Pitt’s character and Edward Norton’s character showed off their acting abilities at best.