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Fight Club

Fight Club

 

Title - Fight Club
My Admission - $8.00
One Line Review - Can you identify?

 

Review -  David Fincher's new piece of work entitled Fight Club is another great piece of film.  Fincer's raw style of content, expression, visuals, and mood bury you in a world of twisted beauty.  No different than Se7en or The Game in the attributes listed above. Like its predecessors this one flat out ROCKS!

Fincher has taken a rather bizarre piece of work written by Chuck Palahniuk and has allowed him to adapt it, along with Jim Uhls, to the screen.  Thank goodness.  In an honest Oscar race this is the only award the film has a hope for as a nomination.

Fincher then, peopled the film with an array of equally bizarre actors: Ed Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto, and even Meat Loaf. This is a great cast but I can't say they all shine, as the people they portray just make you sick.  However this is the best performance out of Pitt since 12 Monkeys.  He may be a pretty boy and most men may generally hate him but under the right direction (Fincher (Se7en) or Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys) or Neil Jordan (Interview w/ a Vampire)) Brad Pitt can ROCK!.

Art Direction, Cinematography, as well as Editing are all top notch. Watch out for those subliminals.

In thinking up a review of this film I kept coming back to the word 'extreme'.  Characters, Story, Visuals, Theme, Tension, Direction, Resolution...  All of them.  ‘EXTREME’ The word fits. To the bone crunching T.

-m-



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