Essays Tagged: "Fight Club"

Fight Club: The repression of masculinity and its effects on society.

The movie Fight Club is a story of one man's struggle to gain control over his life. His masculinity has becom ... really the answer we need." Tyler proceeds to become a teacher, mentor, almost a father figure.The fight club created in the film is the ultimate example of a male domain. Men only are allowed in to ... ressed by society and when they have the opportunity to let this out, they are overcome. After they fight, they hug, they cheer, as if the Super Bowl had just been won.Another of the central themes in ...

(10 pages) 302 1 4.7 Sep/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Auteur" or directorial style of David Fincher.

endings all represent a strong and unique style evident in three of his most popular films: Se7en, Fight Club, and Panic Room.In all three films rain is used to mark the mood, or set up a climactic e ... und his injured form. This marked use of rain is specialty of Fincher, which he continued to use in Fight Club.The downpour in Fight Club is used to mark one of the films most dramatic moments. During ...

(5 pages) 108 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

Essay on Fight Club the movie.

Fight Club tells the story of an everyday man who wanders from the safety of his nine-to-five life i ... a white-collared American nobody who joins an underground boxing society and engages in bare fisted fighting in an attempt to recover his sense of manhood. How did he lose it you ask? By trying to ach ... ense of himself as a strong, powerful man with a purpose, who is in control of his own destiny. The fight club becomes the means to prove their masculinity to themselves and each other.As directed by ...

(4 pages) 190 2 4.1 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Living in a superficial world without materialistic things in the movie "Fight Club".

only after you have lost everything that you're free to do anything," says Tyler Durden. The movie Fight Club, directed by David Fincher illustrates this quote throughout the entire movie. The audien ... living. After losing all of his personal belongings, the Narrator, with the help of Tyler, creates Fight Club. Through this ultra-private organization, the Narrator becomes an extremely powerful lead ...

(2 pages) 42 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Fight Club: Perceptions of God as an Absentee Parent. How is man's relationship to his father reflective of his relationship to God?

Perceptions of God as an Absentee ParentTry asking the question, "Have you seen the movie Fight Club?" of any conservative person who has not seen the movie. Almost all of them will reply, " ... was never going to get published so I might as well write what I want to write. That's when I wrote Fight Club" .His honesty and creativity paid off. The issues in the novel, coupled with a delicious ...

(7 pages) 114 0 3.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Fight Club (includes annotated bibliography) Attempt at analysing the popular film. Rather childish - I was very young then.)

Fight ClubThe movie begins as Jack, the protagonist, is trapped in a state of insomnia by hisjob at ... ells Jack this will make him feelthat his life was indeed exciting, and Jack obliges. They begin to fight, and others begin tostand around, wanting to join as well. They gather together, protesting am ... sements said they did. Pretty soonthere are weekly gatherings of these men, waiting for a chance to fight one another, andthen they move into the basement of a local bar. More and more men begin to at ...

(9 pages) 157 0 4.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Consumerism in the movies American Beauty and Fight Club

ed throughout life, rather than looking at achievements or accomplishments of people. In the movies Fight Club and American Beauty, the values of happiness are interpreted incorrectly. This interpreta ... l lead to dismal feelings about life. Consumerism leads to depression in many individuals.The movie Fight Club depicts consumerism as being an almost inescapable depression. Consumerism is almost ines ...

(3 pages) 87 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Fight Club: Movie Review

In a time when so few motion pictures leave an impact, Fight Club refuses to be ignored or dismissed. The experience lingers, demanding to be pondered and ... unlike most of the modern-day thrillers, there is a great deal here to think about and argue over. Fight Club presents an overload of thought-provoking material that works on so many levels as to off ... of thousands of reviews, feature articles, and post-screening conversations.Pre-release interest in Fight Club was understandably high, primarily because of those involved with the project. Jim Uhls' ...

(4 pages) 267 4 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Functioning in a Non-Functional Society

After reading Ham on Rye, Fight Club, and Ghost World, three books that represent contemporary American culture, or for the mo ... demonstrate one common denominator,some people choose to not to conform. The protagonist in Fight Club is a normal every day guy. He does not appear to be a freak. Yet, he realizes that he is ... that surrounds him. He feels that his material possessions own him. In order, to rebel, he begins a fight club. The members of this club use violence as a means to escape pressure and to build-up the ...

(3 pages) 29 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

My Place by Sally Morgan in relation to the movie Fight Club by David Fincher, the painting Cathedral by Jackson Pollock and the poem Kith of Infinity by Somtow Sucharitkul

My Place by Sally Morgan (Fight Club, Cathedral and Kith of Infinity)Fight ClubFight Club is a movie directed by David ... so defines his life as "a copy of a copy of a copy," which carries a very postmodern perspective.Fight Club also uses Jack's first-person narration to twist, rewind, flashforward, and manipulate ev ... elated to the theme of identity found in My Place. Although My Place focuses on racial identity and Fight Club on masculine identity, there are similarities between the two. Sally Morgan, the author a ...

(16 pages) 73 1 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The First Rule About Fight Club is: You Don't Talk About Fight Club"

At first glance, Fight Club seems to be a rather screwy movie about a man with Schizophrenia or some type of Multiple ... said that there is no one character that plays the role of the ego in this film, but that it is the fight club itself that maintains consistency with the Id and Superego. The group as a whole, the col ... maintains consistency with the Id and Superego. The group as a whole, the collective nature of the fight club is what keeps everything in tact. Each member of the groups has a responsibility and that ...

(8 pages) 115 0 3.4 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Film Analysis of The Movie "Fight Club"

stylish and creative thrillers in American movies. His works include: Aliens 3, Seven, The Game and Fight Club. Each of these films has been not only pleasing and fun to watch but each has commented o ... each has commented on society, making the viewers think outside the normal and analyze their world. Fight Club is no exception. It is a multi-layered film with many subplots and themes, but primarily ...

(5 pages) 131 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Dysfunctional Hollywood

The split personalities of Edward Norton's character in Fight Club and Jim Carrey's character in Me, Myself, and Irene are very similar, but can be contrast ... nything from anybody and if he has a problem he lets you know about it.Edward Norton's character in Fight Club is the average "Joe." The 9 to 5 desk job, an apartment furnished entirely by IKEA and Po ... , damning anything and everything with a trademark or commercial endorsement.Both characters end up fighting with their alter ego's in their respective movies. In Fight Club, its pretty much the subje ...

(3 pages) 40 3 3.4 Mar/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Write about a movie/film and the significance behind it. I choose Fight Club by David Fincher

When does life have no purpose?David Fincher's Fight Club is a narrated movie that explains the journey of the narrator's mid-life crisis; the movi ... to every instance that it should. In this movie, soap is used to cleanse the body of luxury goods. Fight Club is all about eliminating things that aren't necessary. Soap cleanses, and several times s ... ting things that aren't necessary. Soap cleanses, and several times soap is not used. When they are fighting in the fight club, blood is a dominant image. It is a sign of being able to let go of all y ...

(13 pages) 64 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Fight Club: A Better Movie than Pulp Fiction

Mike BrennanPer. 1 English05 / 19 / 2005Debate CompositionIs Fight Club a Better Movie than Pulp Fiction?PROThere are many ways to declare one thing better than ... e, or the critic's reviews, we have made that distinction between the two movies, Pulp Fiction, and Fight Club. Fight Club comes out as the overall winner in many categories that we use to define grea ... arguments, primarily through the themes, issues, stimulation, and quality of acting in both movies.Fight Club contains better themes than Pulp Fiction. For example, with the theme of honor. It is not ...

(3 pages) 67 0 2.0 May/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"Today's Entertainment: Social Commentary or Not?" Argumentative essay based on book Fight Club and movie Secret Window. 1st Draft, got a great criteria score. Includes works cited.

en and replaced by a new dish." While Auden says that today's entertainment is disposable, the book Fight Club and the movie Secret Window should be recognized as social commentary.The main character ... ul house, nice vehicles, a beautiful wife, and a career as a Best Selling author. The Narrator from Fight Club had a high rise apartment, IKEA furniture, a high paying job with an important title, and ...

(5 pages) 48 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

In Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the movie Fight Club there are two characters that reveal the two sides that every human has. There is a "good ... n with two sides, creates a chemical to separate his "bad side," Mr. Hyde, from his "good side." In Fight Club the narrator, Edward Norton's character, developed a psychological disease, which inadver ... han themselves. They do consider the consequences of their actions and act only to satisfy them. In Fight Club Tyler Durden states, "It's not until you lose everything that you are free to do anything ...

(4 pages) 38 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Fight Club" - Analysis

Reading in-between the lines: An analysis of "Fight Club"A novel by Chuck PalahniukA film directed by David Fincher"You are not your job. You are ... you own, end up owning you. It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything. Fight Club represents that kind of freedom. First rule of Fight Club: You do not talk about Fight Cl ... ts that kind of freedom. First rule of Fight Club: You do not talk about Fight Club. Second rule of Fight Club: You do not talk about Fight Club. Tyler says self-improvement is masturbation. Tyler say ...

(27 pages) 224 1 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"It is circumstance that enables us to reinvent ourselves and the world around us" Discuss in relation to 'Life of Pi' and three related texts of your choice.

identify and adapt. This message is portrayed through Life of Pi (Yann Martel), Images of Madonna, Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk), and Hermann Junger's designs (jewellery). These composers depict their ... his alternate view of reality that Pi experiences is reflective of that portrayed through the novel Fight Club, which is Palahniuk's interpretation of the suffering experienced by the 'Generation X' m ...

(6 pages) 28 0 4.6 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Affluenza: An American Epidemic

are consumers who work long hours at a job they hate so they can buy things which they don't need ( Fight Club ). Like AIDS, affluenza has spread quickly throughout the United States showing no prejud ... What concerns people who are infected with affluenza are celebrity magazines and cable television ( Fight Club ). Many people have found that volunteering to live a simpler life is a cure for a ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers