Fight Club - One of the 1990s Most Memorable Films
Fight Club is an Iconic Movie Classic
I know, I know, the first rule of Fight Club is that you can't talk about Fight Club, but you can't talk about the best movies from the 1990s without talking about this dramatic film. There are many reasons that this 1999 film is still a favorite of so many. In fact, if you took a poll, the most popular reason this film is iconic is because of its special effects. Another reason the film is still popular today is because of the unique story line that tackles sexuality, anti-social behavior, mental illness, and brutality. However, the reason I love this film as much today as I did the first time I watched it is because of its amazing and memorable cast.
The Cast of Fight Club
When the director, David Fincher, was compiling the cast for this film, I think he must have been thinking who would be the most unlikely cast mates imaginable and then hired these actors for this film. As a result, you get a truly unique perspective. The most obvious case of genius is the casting of Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. As any girl who grew up in the 1990s will surely tell you, there is nothing not to love about Brad Pitt. Personally, I love Brad Pitt most when he is playing a villainous character, so his role in Fight Club was right up my alley. Edward Norton on the other hand isn't exactly a sex symbol. In fact, he is kind of ordinary and maybe even nerd. When you pair the two unlikely cast mates together, especially with their different psychiatric issues in the film, you set the movie up for a very toxic, yet loveable, plot. Other characters that make this movie memorable include Marla Singer (Helen Bonham Carter) and Bob (Meatloaf).
Nobodies Unite in Fight Club
In the film, Edward Norton is a wimpy guy that is tired of his life and close to hitting rock bottom. Norton has a very anti-social demeanor, struggles to develop relationships with women, and hates his job. Then, he accidentally creates a Fight Club and becomes a hero to other guys, nobodies, just like him. Unfortunately, while participating in the underground fighting arena, Norton begins to deteriorate even further. His deterioration is both physical and psychological. When the underground movement begins to spread across the country, Norton must find a way to save himself, but the only way he can do this is to finally admit what is going on with his life. The only problem is, he may not be strong enough to accept what he has become. If he doesn't come to terms with who he is and what he has done with his life, he will only fall further into the oblivion that he has created.
Facts About Fight Club
- Released October 15, 1999
- Directed by David Fincher
- Rated R
- Based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk
- Narrated by Edward Norton
- Starred in by Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Edward Norton
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