History YMMV / FightClub

7th Nov '17 6:32:09 PM PaulA
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Many fans of ''Film/FightClub'' have never even heard of the book it was based on. Even Chuck prefers the movie, particularly its ending.
26th Sep '17 12:36:10 PM Dommie222
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* {{Anvilicious}}: Tyler Durden's message of "Consumerism is BAD!" is so anvilicious that it's often taken as the actual film's message. These viewers tend to forget that Durden is the ''villain'' of the film. Durden has a point, but he's insane--in fact, he IS a mental illness!-- and his actions are extreme. Ultimately, the story suggests a balance between the narrator's neutered existence and Durden's neo-primitive anarcho-terrorist philosophy.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: Tyler Durden's message of "Consumerism is BAD!" is so anvilicious that it's often taken as the actual film's message. These viewers tend to forget that Durden is the ''villain'' of the film. Durden has a point, but he's insane--in fact, [[spoiler: he IS a mental illness!-- illness!]]-- and his actions are extreme. Ultimately, the story suggests a balance between the narrator's neutered existence and Durden's neo-primitive anarcho-terrorist philosophy.
4th Sep '17 12:41:52 AM ThallianGold
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** The use of "snowflake" as an insult (see MemeticMutation, above) loses much of its sting when knowing it was written by a gay man about toxic masculinity being a mental illness.
26th Aug '17 11:30:04 PM Nithael
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** There's a brief moment in the movie where the Zerg Briefing Room theme for ''StarCraftI'' can be heard.

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** There's a brief moment in the movie where the Zerg Briefing Room theme for ''StarCraftI'' ''VideoGame/StarCraftI'' can be heard.
26th Aug '17 8:13:18 PM Retloclive
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** There's a brief moment in the movie where the Zerg Briefing Room theme for ''StarCraftI'' can be heard.
13th Aug '17 12:39:07 PM NWolfman
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** More like alternate ''movie'' interpretation. Many critics (specifically [[NeedsMoreGay Rantasmo]]) have made the comparison of the Narrator's life to that of a closeted homosexual who desperately wants to be straight (Creator/ChuckPalahniuk himself is Gay). The Narrator feels a certain "emptiness" in his life which he fills by shamelessly pretending to be someone he isn't. However, his catharsis is lost once Marla forces him to acknowledge that he's living a lie, and his anger is the catalyst to the introduction/creation of Tyler Durden, who is everything the narrator wishes he could be: attractive, confident and very obviously straight. All of the sex scenes with Marla are with the Tyler persona, while the Narrator finds her repulsive. The ensuing chaos is symbolic of someone so in denial about who they are that it becomes hurtful to themselves and everyone around them, and Tyler's [[spoiler: "death"]] is the Narrator coming to terms with who he is. Notice how he and Marla [[spoiler: hold hands instead of kissing]] at the end.

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** More like alternate ''movie'' interpretation. Many critics (specifically [[NeedsMoreGay Rantasmo]]) have made the comparison of the Narrator's life to that of a closeted homosexual who desperately wants to be straight (Creator/ChuckPalahniuk himself is Gay). The Narrator feels a certain "emptiness" in his life which he fills by shamelessly pretending to be someone he isn't. However, his isn't, and that catharsis is lost once Marla someone forces him to acknowledge that he's living a lie, and his lie. His resulting anger is the catalyst to the introduction/creation of Tyler Durden, who is everything the narrator wishes he could be: attractive, confident and [[RatedMForManly very obviously straight. All heterosexual]]. Notice how all of the sex scenes with Marla are with the Tyler persona, while the Narrator finds her repulsive. repulsive, and that they [[spoiler: hold hands instead of kissing]] at the end. The ensuing chaos is symbolic of someone so in denial about similar to how self-destructive people who they are that it becomes hurtful to themselves actively deny their true selves can become (maybe not on the level of national terrorism, but definitely easily angered and everyone around them, reactionary) and Tyler's [[spoiler: "death"]] is the Narrator coming to terms with who he is. Notice how he and Marla [[spoiler: hold hands instead of kissing]] at the end.is.
26th Jun '17 12:20:22 PM Eagal
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* RealitySubtext: Palahniuk was wrestling with his sexuality at the time of writing the novel, and came out as gay shortly after its publication.
26th Jun '17 12:19:27 PM Eagal
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The story is supposed to show how awful and self-destructive Fight Club, Project Mayhem and basically anything at all to do with Tyler Durden is, but some fans instead think it's glorifying violence and Tyler is living the life they all want to live, to the point where some people are [[CompletelyMissingThePoint setting up Fight Clubs.]]

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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The story is supposed to show how awful and self-destructive Fight Club, Project Mayhem and basically anything at all to do with Tyler Durden is, but some fans instead think it's glorifying violence and Tyler is living the life they all want to live, to the point where some people are [[CompletelyMissingThePoint setting up Fight Clubs.]]
26th Jun '17 12:18:44 PM Eagal
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* MagnificentBastard: Tyler Durden.

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* %%* MagnificentBastard: Tyler Durden.



** "[[CrossesTheLineTwice I haven't fucked like that since Grade School.]]"

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** Marla's proclamation that "[[CrossesTheLineTwice I haven't fucked like that since Grade School.]]"
26th Jun '17 12:17:44 PM Eagal
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* ChaoticNeutral: Tyler Durden. Looking for a better world by destroying society as we know it. But not actually ChaoticEvil, considering that he constantly takes steps to avoid actually killing anyone. It takes a fair bit of planning for him to destroy several skyscrapers without putting any lives at risk. In ''Planescape'', he would be classified as an evil-tending ChaoticNeutral, landing him squarely in Pandemonium.
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