Fight Club (1999)

 YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT THIS RATING (but it’s R).

The 85th drop in the Next 100 Project bucket burrows into the schizophrenic world of Fight Club. Not a hit in 1999 yet absolutely worshipped now, the Fincher/Pitt/Norton satire (it is a satire, right?) has more angles than a roomful of triangles. It’s also got Helena Bonham Carter swiping the whole movie away from the 2 macho leads. Also, there’s plenty of soap and terrorism! Rich tapestry here. Like coffee? Go to Sparkplug Coffee where you’ll save 10% on your first order if you use the discount code “Top100Project”.

FOR THE RECORD: It’s actually Pitt who says he’d fight his dad while Norton says he’d fight his boss. Also, Jared Leto’s band (Thirty Seconds To Mars) was founded in 1998, a solid year before Fight Club came out.

LINKS:

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

IMDb’s Top 250

1999 U.S. Box Office

1999 Academy Award winners & nominees

Links to: Se7en and Arlington Road and American Beauty and Zodiac and The Wolf Of Wall Street and Gone Girl

On YouTube: Marla joins the support groups and “I want you to hit me as hard as you can” and “the first rule of Fight Club is…” and attaining a great severance package and the big reveal and Tyler becomes a full-blown terrorist

Previously on the Next 100 Project: Amelie

December 4th on the Next 100 Project: Adaptation