We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact.
Fight Club is at once an analysis of modern consumer culture and support groups. The plot of the movie revolves around the birth of underground boxing as a new support group that is not about people coming to grips with dying from disease, but supports each other in their quest to separate themselves from that culture, find new meaning and purpose, and ultimately, evolve society from the bottom up. The chemistry of Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham-Carter works really well, and watching this movie several times has inspired me to check out the novel from the library!
Check the BPL catalog for this title: Fight Club