Example Of Fight Club Essay
Directed by: David Fincher
Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, Jared Leto.
Release year: 1999
Running time: 139 minutes
Rating: 80% On Rotten Tomatoes, 66 out of 100 on Metacritic
People are the world`s hostage, consumers of things they do not need, buyers of every kind of junk that has no value and meaning. All human life is a repetition of yesterday, last month and last year. Narrator in the “Fight Club” played by Norton is a typical spineless creature, spending his whole life at the office, dependent on wages, as well as any other law-abiding citizen. Throughout their lives people earn money, which they will use then for not necessary goods and will enjoy this solitude day after day.
Before I watched this movie, my life was like an existence of the millions of people who depend on the work and opinions of others trying to brighten up their meager life with precious things from the store. “Fight Club” is unusual in its own way that it is like a blow to the body, punch in the face, or a severe concussion, which cannot be obtained easily and immediately.
The plot tells the story of the people dependent on goods is quite close to everyone of us individually; both men and women find themselves in the narrator – the same worthless creature chained to the principles of life. Edward Norton, puny in stature, and inconspicuous in appearance, was never as great having performed the role of a consultant of a company car. Tormented by insomnia, he attends group therapy and rehabilitation feeding mentally with the suffering and anguish of sick people. Pretending to be imaginary invalid, the narrator realizes that in the world of strong people, you can be heard as an individual only when you are on the verge of death, and your problem is beyond the scope. Visiting of such therapy meetings fills this office vampire (Edward Norton) with confidence until one day he did not come across Tyler Durden, a man to make a revolution in his mind.
I confess that I do not like Brad Pitt as an actor, not the type of actors I like, but performing in this movie of a complete bastard was completely revolutionary. I had a new way to discover his mastery of feeling the role. He is the strongest part of this film, a confident egotist and a great orator, whose ideas and thoughts are for listening and execution among impotent and useless people. Organized by them fight club created to relieve tension attracts more and more men. Dependent on constant fights and bone fractures, men replenish new ranks of the club turning into an army of anarchists. And when the order does not exist anymore, chaos erupts. Clubs are mushrooming in big cities where street fights are no longer fights, but become the meaning of life of the majority, with their statutes and regulations.
I heard a lot of controversy and criticism about this movie. Manifestation of fascism, subliminal suggestion, internal struggle with your inner state, a direct impact on the psyche. Everything that long ago went beyond human obedience is all here, in this movie. The world of weak men is turning into a flock of wild animals, and images of fatales femmes torment our minds, and the pain that should be taken as granted, and fight, fight with yourself for freedom and independence from material bondage. Everything is shown in this masterpiece.
This film can be given the only one verdict: watching it is mandatory.