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Posted: 10/26/2006 10:21:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2006 10:22:21 PM EST by samsong]
and it wasn't exactly what I thought it would be - but it was pretty good.

A lot of the social pressures that Jack talks about in the film make pretty solid fodder for lampooning and the creation of the displaced youth of the movie.

There's a lot of brain-impaired socialist falderal that Tyler Durden comes up with. The fact that he's made to seem like a nutcase at the ass end of it all is a final blow to the Leftist message.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 10:25:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By samsong:
and it wasn't exactly what I thought it would be - but it was pretty good.

A lot of the social pressures that Jack talks about in the film make pretty solid fodder for lampooning and the creation of the displaced youth of the movie.

There's a lot of brain-impaired socialist falderal that Tyler Durden comes up with. The fact that he's made to seem like a nutcase at the ass end of it all is a final blow to the Leftist message.


The first rule of fight club, is you do not talk about fight club.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 10:28:23 PM EST
"Bob had bitch tits."
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 10:28:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1BMF:

Originally Posted By samsong:
and it wasn't exactly what I thought it would be - but it was pretty good.

A lot of the social pressures that Jack talks about in the film make pretty solid fodder for lampooning and the creation of the displaced youth of the movie.

There's a lot of brain-impaired socialist falderal that Tyler Durden comes up with. The fact that he's made to seem like a nutcase at the ass end of it all is a final blow to the Leftist message.


The first rule of fight club, is you do not talk about fight club.


And the Second rule?
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 10:30:32 PM EST
Everyone fights.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 10:39:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By YaMaMa:

Originally Posted By 1BMF:

Originally Posted By samsong:
and it wasn't exactly what I thought it would be - but it was pretty good.

A lot of the social pressures that Jack talks about in the film make pretty solid fodder for lampooning and the creation of the displaced youth of the movie.

There's a lot of brain-impaired socialist falderal that Tyler Durden comes up with. The fact that he's made to seem like a nutcase at the ass end of it all is a final blow to the Leftist message.


The first rule of fight club, is you do not talk about fight club.


And the Second rule?



you do not talk about fight club!!
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 10:45:51 PM EST
Good movie. While a lot of people embraced the ass kicking and catch phrases, I thought it was a pretty good social commentary. Actually I've always considered it to be "Office Space" done another way - when I tell people that I usually get a look, though.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 10:54:17 PM EST
I thought it was about soap and recruiting sheeple
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 10:59:26 PM EST
FIGHT CLUB RULES

1st Rule - You do not talk about Fight Club
2nd Rule - You DO NOT talk about Fight Club
3rd Rule - If someone says "stop" or goes limp, taps out the fight IS over
4th Rule - Only two guys to a fight
5th Rule - One fight at a time
6th Rule - No shirts, no shoes
7th Rule - Fights will go on AS LONG AS they have to
8th Rule - If this is your first night at Fight Club, you HAVE to fight


Link Posted: 10/26/2006 11:06:59 PM EST
what a great movie
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 11:14:19 PM EST

I see in Fight Club, the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential. And, I see squandering. God damn it! An entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables: slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing car and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man--no purpose or place. We have no great war. No great depression. Our great war's a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars . . . but we won't. We're slowly learning that fact and we're very, very pissed off.
-----
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 11:25:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By kommisar:

I see in Fight Club, the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential. And, I see squandering. God damn it! An entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables: slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing car and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man--no purpose or place. We have no great war. No great depression. Our great war's a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars . . . but we won't. We're slowly learning that fact and we're very, very pissed off.
-----


An excellent quote, and yet, so very true.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 11:28:38 PM EST
Try reading Fight Club.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 11:35:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By MonkTx:
"Bob had bitch tits."


"His name was Robert Paulson....."
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 11:58:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By 53vortec:
Actually I've always considered it to be "Office Space" done another way


One of the best observations on the movie I have heard yet.
I totally see where you are coming from on this.

I think one of my favorite parts is when he is explaining the process of a cost benefit analysis of an auto manufacturer issuing a recall..."a major one"
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:11:05 AM EST
You are not your fucking Khakis.

Link Posted: 10/27/2006 5:27:38 AM EST
My favorite quote is

"How embarrassing. A refrigerator full of condiments and no food".
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 5:31:13 AM EST
"I haven't been fucked like that since grade school"
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 5:31:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By kommisar:
We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars . . . but we won't. We're slowly learning that fact and we're very, very pissed off.
-----


Somehow that last part rings hollow with Brad Pitt saying it...
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 5:33:38 AM EST
All of the guy who wrote it chuck something I cant spell) books are strange.

Like to see some others made into movies
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 5:36:32 AM EST
"Where is my mind?"
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 5:37:01 AM EST
Fight Club is such an incredibly gay movie. Gay as in homoerotic, not lame.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 5:38:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By KC-130 FLT ENG:
"I haven't been fucked like that since grade school"


Top 10 movie quote! Actually Fight Club has about 3 top 10 movie quotes.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 5:38:10 AM EST
"Why did you do it?""

"I felt like destroying something beautiful."

CJ

Link Posted: 10/27/2006 5:40:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By MonkTx:
"Bob had bitch tits."


Link Posted: 10/27/2006 5:45:52 AM EST
I like Palahniuk's writing but the movie was too gay for me.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 5:50:05 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 5:57:18 AM EST
"Old School" was made to be like Fight Club but funny. I think there are references in Old School to Fight Club.

I love the PowerPoint meeting where he just smiles and his gums are all bloody and his jaw is wired shut.

"You are the all seeing all dancing crap of the world"

-JTP
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 6:05:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 6:06:01 AM EST by macman37]
The older I get the more seriously I take that movie.

The language is over the top as well as the violence ... but the social commentary in Fight Club is biting and true, particularly for white collar guys. We're taught to neuter our natural instincts and not to do many things that come naturally to us. When someone weaker and smaller than you, yet in a position of "power", offends you, you just bite your lip and take it. How do you release that pent up energy and disillusionment? Well, some of us play(ed) hockey ... Taken to an extreme, someone starts a "Fight Club".

I don't own the movie but have debated picking it up in the bargain bin. There are a lot of poignant scenes in the movie.

Side note: I know a guy that was an uncredited extra in one of the fight club scenes and does appear in the final cut of the film. He came back from Cali talking about this great movie he was a part of. We were all like "Whatever dude!" ... Turns out he was.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 6:15:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By KC-130 FLT ENG:
"I haven't been fucked like that since grade school"


That was the redo of that line...the original line was deemed too controversal.


The original line was:

"I want to have your abortion"

(No, not kidding..)

Link Posted: 10/27/2006 6:20:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By 53vortec:
Good movie. While a lot of people embraced the ass kicking and catch phrases, I thought it was a pretty good social commentary. Actually I've always considered it to be "Office Space" done another way - when I tell people that I usually get a look, though.


Totally agree with you. I tell people it's office space on steroids. It's also a total guy movie that speaks to all of us. It's our generations Taxi Driver.

It's amazing how the violence isn't that bad. I think most people are offended by the content/message, not the violence. That's just a simple scapegoat.



Link Posted: 10/27/2006 6:31:51 AM EST
The book > the movie

That book is one of my all time favorites...my favorite underlying theme:
Stop living your life the way you've been told to live it by family, society, etc....live the way you want to live, accomplish the things you want to accomplish.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 6:36:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 6:37:09 AM EST by Alien]
Fight Club is an awesome movie. Just because it was written by a gay guy doesn't mean the movie is homoerotic. You guys are reading waaaaaaaay too much into it. With that said, I want to kill every panda that won't screw to save its species!
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 8:15:07 AM EST
Oh, it's pretty homoerotic, the book far more so. That said, it's a great movie.


Link Posted: 10/27/2006 8:21:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By Cypselus:
Oh, it's pretty homoerotic, the book far more so. That said, it's a great movie.




Projection?



I guess UFC must be homoerotic too because two guys in speedos spend fiften minutes on the ground grinding their junk together?

SBG
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 8:23:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Try reading Fight Club.


I did, I liked it better than the movie.

Space Monkey!
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 9:26:04 AM EST
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Projection?

The theme of Jack's unrequited man crush on Tyler seemed to come through pretty clearly in the movie, and it's just about spelled out in the book. It's not exactly gay, but homoerotic seems like an accurate way to describe it. One (rather reactionary) way to read the final scene, where Jack shoots Tyler, is as a repudiation of his adolescent crush in favor of mature heterosexuality with Marla.

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I guess UFC must be homoerotic too because two guys in speedos spend fiften minutes on the ground grinding their junk together?

I wouldn't know. I don't watch that ghey stuff.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 9:39:35 AM EST
Some wallpapers for your viewing pleasure.



Link Posted: 10/27/2006 10:04:13 AM EST
WOW, I honeslty thought it was one of the worst movies ever made, and was just happy I didnt spend money to watch it.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 10:14:16 AM EST
One of my all time favorite movies...

Like some of you on this thread, I liked the message and point it was trying to make as much as I liked the ass kicking scenes.

~Dg84
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 10:16:42 AM EST
I always thought the choice of guns to name was interesting

If I were you, I'd be very careful who you show that to. Because the person that wrote that is dangerous. And you never know when this button-down Oxford cloth psycho might come to work with an armalite ar-10 carbine gas-powered semi-automatic weapon stocking from office to office pumping round after around into co-workers. It could be someone you've known for years. Someone very, very close to you.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 10:17:51 AM EST
fuckin awsome movie....top 10 easy.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:40:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By samsong:
and it wasn't exactly what I thought it would be - but it was pretty good.

A lot of the social pressures that Jack talks about in the film make pretty solid fodder for lampooning and the creation of the displaced youth of the movie.

There's a lot of brain-impaired socialist falderal that Tyler Durden comes up with. The fact that he's made to seem like a nutcase at the ass end of it all is a final blow to the Leftist message.


This is my new favorite post about the message of fight club. There IS a lot of socialist, victimist drivel in there, hidden around a lot of cool footage of fight scenes that make no sense. I give it a 2.5 for originality, but it's off it's rocker for sure.

You'd be amazed at how many people find it's 'message' appealing, for some reason, without really understanding it in the first place.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:43:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By kaizoku:
The book > the movie

That book is one of my all time favorites...my favorite underlying theme:
Stop living your life the way you've been told to live it by family, society, etc....live the way you want to live, accomplish the things you want to accomplish.


You forgot "blame the credit card companies and the advertisers for your problems", and "wouldn't a hunter/gatherer society really be best for us all"

sheesh....
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:44:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Try reading Fight Club.

I fucking love Chuck Palahniuk. I am so hooked on his stuff.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:46:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By JakeThePimp:
"Old School" was made to be like Fight Club but funny. I think there are references in Old School to Fight Club.

I love the PowerPoint meeting where he just smiles and his gums are all bloody and his jaw is wired shut.

You can swallow a pint of blood before you get sick.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:49:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 12:51:22 PM EST by eesmith4]

Originally Posted By SS109:

Originally Posted By KC-130 FLT ENG:
"I haven't been fucked like that since grade school"


Top 10 movie quote! Actually Fight Club has about 3 top 10 movie quotes.


the irony is that the original line was, "I want to have your abortion"


ETA: fuck, Ed beat me. <--Tyler Durden
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:10:22 PM EST

'I wanted to put a bullet between the eyes of every panda that wouldn't screw to save its species, I wanted to open the dump valves on oil tankers and smother all those French beaches I'd never see. I wanted to breathe Smoke."

- Tyler Durden
- Fight club


Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:18:20 PM EST
His name is Robert Paulson
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:20:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:

Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Try reading Fight Club.

I fucking love Chuck Palahniuk. I am so hooked on his stuff.


Have you read "Survivor" yet?
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:21:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By PBIR:

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:

Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Try reading Fight Club.

I fucking love Chuck Palahniuk. I am so hooked on his stuff.


Have you read "Survivor" yet?

I just finished Haunted; before that, I read Choke. Survivor's next. I still need to buy Diary.
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