Film Study Fight Club 1996
Actors bringing Characters to life
In 1996 a new author, Chuck Palahniuk, wrote a quirky novel called Fight Club. In 1999 Fight Club was made into a quirky flick. And within a couple years it became a Cult Classic. Not everyone likes this film, but I do. Actor Brad Pitt has proved himself over and over to be first class in his craft. From the first time I saw him walk away in “Thelma and Louise” to his virtuous role as Louis de Pointe du Lac in “Interview with a Vampire” I knew he was going to be iconic. Team Pitts talent up with the skills of Edward Norton and you get classical fireworks.
A brief synopsis without spoilers goes like this: A depressed man played brilliantly by Edward Norton suffering from insomnia meets a strange soap salesman named Tyler Durden, played by an extremely carefree version of Brad Pitt, and soon finds himself living in his squalid house after his perfect apartment is destroyed. The two bored men form an underground club with strict rules and fight other men who are fed up with their mundane lives. Their perfect partnership frays when a woman shows up. Or does she?