I watched Fight Club again last night, for the first time in years. This film is ten years old, and yet it seems as though it could have been released yesterday. It’s slick, terribly well-filmed and directed, the performances are stunning and the script is a classic. David Fincher’s direction does sublime justice to Chuck Palahniuk’s novel, though I have yet to see a written work brought to the screen in true form. Extra kudos to the filmmakers for including the music of Tom Waits and the Pixies.
“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. And we’re very, very pissed off.” ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (A Novel)