I’m Jack’s pen !

Posted: December 9, 2010 in Life so far!


With a gun barrel between your teeth, you speak only in vowels.
His words, instantly, were vouching for a brilliant 139 minutes of epic I was going to witness.
Nevertheless, It took me atleast 21 refined viewings of the flick to finally believe how unsuccessful I still was to appreciate it enough.

Not only will you end up feeling you aren’t getting enough of it, you’d also be capable of distinguishing this world in 3 classes – the sanes, the insanes and then there are the bone-crunchers! :)

Unlike a movie with defined goal and storyline, this movie is a wild flabbergast. It begins with a perfect pitch, demonstrating the despair of modern living in the society where world’s all the material comfort is the only measurement of real success.

The flick is versatility personified, in the truest sense of the word, tale about a man who is mournfully depressed despite all the pitfall of success that surrounds him with a decent job and a living.

”Only after we lose everything, are we free to become anything”

The movie starts with the perpetual insomnia the narrator suffers from, as he becomes a crying jag in a big bad business world.

He isn’t respected, not rewarded, well…technically not noticed only and he decides to go off the forbidden path to find his own respite. The good that the movie does to the characters is not to constraint them in the evil or the good point of views. It doesn’t portray a character in a typical monotony. It isn’t about the protagonists sounding perfect or the evil Brad fucking it all (Literally though:-P).

“Tomorrow will be the most beautiful day of Raymond K. Hessel’s life. His breakfast will taste better than any meal you and I have ever tasted.”

One of the things it does well is, making its way into people’s brain of self introspection and digging one to analyze what and why one really does, when- what and why one does !
Walking down the lane, the narrator happens to meet 2 most critical characters in his life – Marla Singer and Tyler Durden. It is only when the narrator begins to destroy himself; he realizes what and who really matters to him.

Tyler’s ingression in the narrator’s life is well crafted and projected as the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle that the narrator has been trying to solve ever since he hit insomnia. Tyler was the key to all his apprehensions. The sole answer to every question he threw at himself.
Tyler spoke.. He spoke! To put it much in exact words, Tyler completed him.

I still force to question myself – Was it narrator in Tyler’s imagination or Tyler in Narrator’s. Well, honestly, that’s just my way of looking at it… I mean… There are those who would take it at its face value and see nothing but some jerks, anarchists trying to beat the shit out of others for some sick pleasure – and that’s quite plaintive when one refuses to look beyond the obvious.

“All the ways you wish you could be, that’s me. I look like you wanna look, I fuck like you wanna fuck, I am smart, capable, and most importantly, I am free in all the ways that you are not.”

It still amazes me how Fincher puts the hidden signs in every second frame of the movie, for the viewers to, later read about them and, get back to watching it again. Smart trick. I don’t really know if that’s what he intended to, but he made his way into my brain at least, and never really left!

So the movie gets interesting when the narrator takes Tyler’s view on life of letting go of the fear to die is when one actually starts to live. Long live Chuck, I wouldn’t be surprised if one day I take your view on my life too. (P.S God Bless my husband to be) . It is during this time when the narrator joins in with Tyler in hosting an underground fight club that was primarily started by just 2 men fighting and bleeding each other. The movie takes a more impactful turn when the club becomes even bigger until it becomes a cult. A group with non conformists, led by Tyler and the narrator, becomes even deadlier and more dangerous as the followers take a new route on life and the ones who once questioned the authority now became paranoiacs blindly following the group for a bigger paradox.

There is certain elegance in the movie that is rarely seen these days. It’s distinguishingly stylish, questioning the very apparent difference between Love and Hate.

“Fuck what you know. You need to forget about what you know, that’s your problem. Forget about what you think you know about life, about friendship, and especially about you and me. ”

Its by and large, a super effective film, that is a surreal manner, describes the state of mind of a man in the 20th century – unfulfilled, disillusioned, disgruntled, devoid and looking for a way out, at the same time.. its refreshing, exhilarating, stimulating, and insightful

“The things you own end up owning you”

Like I read somewhere, It is One of the most audacious mainstream movie to be released so far. Leaves you breathless, chews you up, spits you out and leave your senses jaded and disoriented. :-)

Below are some of the Fight club quotes for the day , i read them everday and begin my day. So far so good ;)

P.S – And this is what Fightclub does to you, you don’t know you read the quotes , but you did ! !


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