Fight Club is a 1999 American film directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter. It is based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. Fight Club failed to meet the studio’s expectations at the box office, and received polarized reactions from critics. The film later found commercial success with its DVD release, establishing Fight Club as a cult classic.
About Fight Club in brief
Fight Club is a 1999 American film directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter. It is based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. Norton plays the unnamed narrator, who is discontented with his white-collar job. He forms a fight club with soap salesman Tyler Durden, and becomes embroiled in a relationship with him and a destitute woman, Marla Singer. Fight Club failed to meet the studio’s expectations at the box office, and received polarized reactions from critics. The film later found commercial success with its DVD release, establishing Fight Club as a cult classic and causing media to revisit the film. It was cited as one of the most controversial and talked-about films of 1999. The Guardian saw it as an omen for change in American political life, and described its visual style as ground-breaking. On the tenth anniversary of the film’s release, The New York Times dubbed it the \”defining cult movie of our time. \” The Narrator, an automobile recall specialist, is unfulfilled by his job and possessions, and suffers from chronic insomnia. To cure this he attends support groups, posing as a sufferer of diseases. His bliss is disturbed when another impostor, MarLA Singer, begins attending the same groups. The two agree to split which groups they attend, and they have a fistfight outside the bar, which attract growing crowds of men. The fights move to the bar’s basement where the men form Fight Club, which routinely meets.
Tyler then recruits their members to a new anti-materialist and anti-corporate organization, Project Mayhem, without the Narrator’s involvement. The group engages in subversive acts of vandalism, increasingly troubling the narrator, and he tries to halt the project. He follows a paper trail to cities Tyler had visited, discovering Project Mayhem has spread throughout the country. He tries to warn the police, but the officers are the members of Project Mayhem. When he unverses Tyler’s plans to erase credit card records by destroying buildings that contain credit cards, he warns Marla that she is in danger, but she refuses to listen to him. He fires a gun into the top floor of Tyler’s house, holding it at his cheek, shooting it into his own mouth through his own cheek. He returns to the house and warns Tyler to stop the project, but he dies. He then blacks out and blacks out the house, and when he realizes that, as he and Tyler are the same person, he is holding the same gun, he fires it into the floor, holding the gun on the top of the floor on the floor. The Narrators’ relationship ends when Marla apologizes to him and warns him she is tired of his contradictory behavior and refuses to listening to him listen to her. When Marla overdoses on pills, he ignores her, but Tyler goes to her apartment to save her. After which they begin a sexual relationship, much to the narrator’s irritation.