June 05, 2015

Movie Club—Fight Club

This month the Movie Club will be screening Fight Club, directed by David Fincher and starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter.

Fight Club follows an unnamed narrator (Norton) who has become increasingly frustrated with his white collar existence to the point of insomnia. His salvation comes at the hands of Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), who shows him how to escape the numb prison of the modern world. Norton is the first of many converts to Tyler's ideals, and so marks the beginning of Fight Club. But as Tyler's methods become ever more extreme the narrator struggles to come to grips with the direction his life is taking.

The film is graphic and visceral, but it has more going on between its fists than splattered blood and shattered bone. The raw edginess is the exterior of what is at heart a generational film about the price of consumerism and the struggle for individuality in a carbon copy world.

Fight Club will be showing on Wednesday 10 June @ Narellan Library (Cnr Queen and Elyard Street, Narellan) @ 6pm. Tea, coffee, and biscuits provided, but you are more than welcome to bring your own snacks and beverages.

Stay after the screening to chat about the gory details and big ideas Fight Club has to offer. That's right, we'll be breaking the first two rules of Fight Club. Share your thoughts or use the discussion questions to get a debate going.

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