Film: David Fincher's "Fight Club" Descriptive Essay by sjsilvertree

Film: David Fincher's "Fight Club"
This paper analyzes the David Fincher film, "Fight Club", starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
# 91391 | 1,350 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 28, 2006 in English (Analysis) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper explains that the use of carefully chosen photography, editing, elements of drama and the expression of a range of ideologies combine to make "Fight Club" an unforgettable and powerful cinematic experience, which leaves viewers re-evaluating their own lives as well as the state of society itself. The author points out the film's dramatic setting, costumes and color, such as the dark, bare and harsh parking lot scene in which Norton and Pitt first fight, have great influence on the film. The paper relates that the most important method used in "Fight Club" to express the message of the movie is social commentary, and the 'Lament for a Sofa' scene is an explicit example.

From the Paper:

"The photography used in the barroom meeting between Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, the descriptions of Pitt's "odd jobs," and in the first fight sequence not only foreshadow events to come in the film, but also add to the message of the film. The shots that frame Pitt and Norton throughout these sequences show an intimacy between the characters and their physical similarities. Though very different in personality and dress, the two sit and stand in close proximity in these scenes, suggesting more closeness than expected for those who, supposedly, are only brief acquaintances."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fight Club. Dir. David Fincher. Perf. Edward Norton, Brad Pitt. 20th Century Fox. 1999.
  • Louis Giannetti. Understanding Movies. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1999.

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