History Headscratchers / FightClub

1st Feb '16 4:43:12 AM Akaihiryuu
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**** Chuck Palahniuk disagrees. He likes the movie's ending far better than the one he came up with. His words were "I wish I had thought of it".

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**** Chuck Palahniuk disagrees. He likes the movie's ending far better than the one he came up with. His words were "I wish I had thought of it".
1st Feb '16 4:42:40 AM Akaihiryuu
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**** Chuck Palahniuk disagrees. He likes the movie's ending far better than the one he came up with. His words were "I wish I had thought of it".
15th Jan '16 8:47:02 AM Anddrix
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*** Even simpler than that. You're all avoiding the obvious, folks: [[ViewersAreMorons People.]] [[TruthInTelevision Are.]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Idiots.]]
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*** Even simpler than that. You're all avoiding the obvious, folks: [[ViewersAreMorons People.]] People. [[TruthInTelevision Are.]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Idiots.]]
20th Oct '15 9:27:23 PM ham-peas
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*** There are a ''lot'' of backups, stored in a wide variety of locations, not all of which are common knowledge either outside or inside such a company, and not all of which are even in the same country as the headquarters and primary offices of the company where they originate. Even granting the frankly laughable assumption that Project Mayhem had the necessary horizontal and vertical scope to identify and target all of them, governments will go ''very'' far out of their way to avert a general financial collapse, as we saw during the financial crisis of 2007-08; indeed, to prevent such internal chaos and disorder is a very large part of any government's fundamental remit. Between that, and the widespread desire to hunt down, arrest, try, and imprison the perpetrators, the likely result of an action such as that depicted in ''Fight Club'' would be an enormous ''increase'' in authoritarianism, rather than the converse.
22nd Sep '15 5:48:10 PM CockroachCharlie
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**** In fact, isn't that the entire point of the scene with the convenience store clerk?
7th Jul '15 2:52:39 PM Adept
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* Most of the little inconsistencies and quirks of Tyler being imaginary can be chalked up to the total unreliability of the narrator. But that one shot where "Tyler" is dragging the narrator across the floor by his hair, and we objectively see it on the security camera footage, means that the narrator ''really was'' dragging himself across the floor by his own hair. That belongs in [[MeMyselfAndIrene a Jim Carrey movie]].
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* Most of the little inconsistencies and quirks of Tyler being imaginary can be chalked up to the total unreliability of the narrator. But that one shot where "Tyler" is dragging the narrator across the floor by his hair, and we objectively see it on the security camera footage, means that the narrator ''really was'' dragging himself across the floor by his own hair. That belongs in [[MeMyselfAndIrene [[Film/MeMyselfAndIrene a Jim Carrey movie]].
6th Jan '15 5:34:12 AM dangerdan97
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***** No one's calling anyone an idiot; at no time in the movie is literal root chewing brought up. The herb in question is publicly marketed IRL as "valerian root", even in processed pill form, so the doctor is basically doing exactly what you suggest. The pill needs to be ''chewed'' during ingestion to be activated. Bottom line, the doctor in the movie was being slack in attending to the narrator's complaints, but not to a negligent degree, and was actually trying to help (remember he also suggested more exercise, always a good idea). He even succeeded as far as the help groups are concerned.
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***** No one's calling anyone an idiot; idiot, the above troper was just pointing out the idiocy of the "bong" comment, and not he commenter (hence "''look like'' an idiot" and not "an idiot"). On point: at no time in the movie is literal root chewing brought up. The herb in question is publicly marketed IRL as "valerian root", even in processed pill form, so the doctor is basically doing exactly what you suggest. The pill needs to be ''chewed'' during ingestion to be activated. Bottom line, the doctor in the movie was being slack in attending to the narrator's complaints, but not to a negligent degree, and was actually trying to help (remember he also suggested more exercise, always a good idea). He even succeeded as far as the help groups are concerned.
6th Jan '15 5:31:35 AM dangerdan97
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**** No need to call other tropers idiots. It's very possible that a doctor wouldn't care about his patient in a film about how uncaring and selfish society has become and is very much supported by the doctors demeanor in that scene. A mild sedative for a hypocondriac insomniac is probably a good choice, but I think most doctors would recommend a pill based on valerian root, rather than telling his patient to gow chew on a herb.
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**** No need to call other tropers idiots. It's very possible that a doctor wouldn't care about his patient in a film about how uncaring and selfish society has become and is very much supported by the doctors demeanor in that scene. A mild sedative for a hypocondriac hypochondriac insomniac is probably a good choice, but I think most doctors would recommend a pill based on valerian root, rather than telling his patient to gow go chew on a herb. ***** No one's calling anyone an idiot; at no time in the movie is literal root chewing brought up. The herb in question is publicly marketed IRL as "valerian root", even in processed pill form, so the doctor is basically doing exactly what you suggest. The pill needs to be ''chewed'' during ingestion to be activated. Bottom line, the doctor in the movie was being slack in attending to the narrator's complaints, but not to a negligent degree, and was actually trying to help (remember he also suggested more exercise, always a good idea). He even succeeded as far as the help groups are concerned.
15th Nov '14 12:10:22 PM wrpen99
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** As mentioned earlier up in the page, it wasn't just those few buildings that we see explode at the end. There are fight clubs all over the country, probably having the same modus operandi as central command, and with a key point of being MadeOfIron in the recruitment process, it's unlikely that anyone outside the club except Marla will even know about Tyler Durden, and it'd be stupid for Jack to take up that moniker if anyone does.
23rd Aug '14 10:53:51 PM Benbeasted
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***In the flashbacks, you can clearly see that he didn't do exactly what he did with Tyler in earlier scenes. So he really was supported on one side, but he "remembers" being supported on both.
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