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It’s time for a new entry into our REASONS MOVIES RULE series. Wherein we give you 10 reasons a cult film, be it awesomely good or so bad it’s awesomely good, deserves to be given some respect. This week’s entry: FIGHT CLUB.
REASONS MOVIES RULE series varies from our FILMS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED TO SEE series a bit in that you’ve probably seen these films but don’t realize just how much they rule!
I'm very excited to induct Fight Club into this series for 2 reasons. For one, it happens to be my favorite film of all time. Second, I'm doing this as part of Blog Cabins' 30 Days of Crazy Blog-o-thon. Here's 10 of 1,000 reasons this movie rules. Enjoy:10. QUOTES.
MARLA: I haven't been fucked like that since grade school.NARRATOR: Everyone was always asking me if I knew Tyler Durden.
TYLER: How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?NARRATOR: I felt like destroying something beautiful.
TYLER: You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.NARRATOR: This is your life and it's ending one second at a time.
I could go on for days but I'll stop there. Though, I do need to mention...9. ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIE MONOLOGUES EVER.
8. BRAD PITT AS TYLER DURDEN.
Also, I'm of the opinion that Pitt's abs should be credited seperately in the final credits because... DAMN!!!FUN FACT: If you watch closely, you'll notice that as the film progresses, Edward Norton loses more and more weight while Brad Pitt packs on more and more muscle! Compare the opening and final scenes!
7. THE MAN WITH NO NAME.
FUN FACT: If you look at Norton's name tags as he attends all the 12 step groups at the beginning of the film, each one features a different name (Cornelius, Rupert, etc.)6. A HUMMINGBIRD COULDN'T CATCH TYLER AT WORK.
5. THE BOOK IS BETTER???
4. THE RULES.You may want to beat the living hell out of someone but you must follow the proper edicate:
3. IT'S ALL MAN, BABY!
2. THE TWIST.
As mentioned above, Fincher adds several small things in the film to set this up without screaming it to the audience. For instance, in the scene where Tyler tells Jack to "Just let go!" and the car crashes off the side of the highway... while Tyler is driving the car, after the crash, Jack actually gets out on the driver's side. Insinuating he was driving the whole time... FUN FACT!!!1. THE MESSAGE.
FIGHT CLUB TRAILER:
Tomorrow: Dave unleashes a dozen monkeys (aka he talks about 12 Monkeys).