Screenshots of the upcoming Fight Club game for PS2 and Xbox. (Source: IGN: The First Rule of Fight Club, www.davidfincher.cjb.net, and the Fight Club game official site[Thanks to Rubber John for the info!]
Fox has finally come to their senses! After discontinuing the 2 Disc DVD set in favor of a single disc
edition, the 2 disc set has returned. The Fight Club DVD includes many special features: deleted scenes, outtakes, "The Making of Fight Club", galleries on
set design, costumes, and production. Director David Fincher also provides a commentary on the film.
Hear audio clips of Edward Norton discussing Fight Club in depth
Go to the official Fight Club website or to FOX's UK Fight Club website
New wallpaper available through UK Fight Club website- Click here
Note: The soundtrack consists of songs by the Dust Brothers. The song "Where is my mind?" which plays during the film's ending credits (and is also found in the trailer) is NOT included on the soundtrack. "Where is my mind?" by the Pixies is available on their Surfer Rosa CD
Download two sets of Fight Club wallpaper
An extremely talented person on the EN list created not only one version of Fight Club wallpaper, but two! The first consists of scenes from Trailer A Download wallpaper 1. The second is mainly images of Edward Norton from Trailer B Download wallpaper 2 [Thanks so much to email@example.com for creating and sharing the wallpaper]. For PCs, to place on your desktop as wallpaper, click your right mouse button and select "Set as Wallpaper" from the pop-up window.
Pics from trailers from Dark Horizons
Based on Chuck Palahniuk's first novel, Fight Club tells the unsettling tale of a disillusioned, death-obsessed pencil-pusher (Edward Norton), whose only apparent social stimulus comes from attending cancer support-group meetings. His dreary existence takes a decided turn for the anarchistic when he meets an amoral and enigmatic guru (Brad Pitt) who indoctrinates him into a secret society of "fight clubs," where young professional men catch the ultimate adrenaline rush by beating the tar out of one another. Helena Bonham Carter plays the romantic interest of both. Mayhem and bizarre plot twists abound. Meat Loaf also stars as an ex-bodybuilder recovering from testicular cancer. Fight Club was directed by David Fincher (Seven, The Game) (Summary adapted from Mr. Showbiz: Fight Club preview)
DVD: The Fight Club DVD will be released on June 6. It includes the following features: it is in widescreen format and includes the theatrical trailer (movie preview); commentary by director David Fincher, Brad Pitt and the composer; outtakes and deleted scenes; galleries of still pictures on the set design, costumes, and production; "The Making of Fight Club", galleries on set design, costumes, and production. I'm hoping that the DVD includes the fake public service announcements (mentioned below) that include Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, but I don't know at this point. For more info on the DVD click here
Soundtrack: Fight Club soundtrack consists of songs by the Dust Brothers. The song "Where is my mind?" which plays during the film's ending credits (and is also found in the trailer) is NOT included on the soundtrack. "Where is my mind?" by the Pixies is available on their Surfer Rosa CD
Websites: The official Fight Club website in online US Fight Club website. The site requires a Shockwave plug-in, but it's unbelievable and extremely hard to describe. FOX has also set up a UK Fight Club website- that is also extremely mood inspiring, Shockwave intensive, and full of great images. It also has a wallpaper that seems to be the British quad version of the theatrical Fight Club poster- Click here to go directly to the download page
Unfortunately, the unofficial site fightclub.com website has been removed (it now only consists of a page that links to Amazon.com). After providing tons of interesting info on Fight Club for several months given to them by FOX sources, they received a cease and desist order from FOX. For the full story, please click here.
Public Service Announcements
Edward Norton and Brad Pitt each did a fake public service announcement to promote Fight Club. They are available to download on the official Fight Club website. Premiere magazine's cover story on Fight Club (8/99 issue) provides a description:
There are two trailers for Fight Club, however, that audiences will probably never see. Both were shot in the deadpan style of public service announcements. The first features Norton, scrubbed shiny, standing in a theater, talking directly to the audience. He asks them to turn off their cell phones and not converse during the show. Then he says, cheerily, "And remember, don't ever let strangers touch you in the bathing-suit area." In the second, Pitt gives a similar pep talk about emergency exits, and then eyeballs the camera and says, juicily, "Did you know that urine is sterile? you can drink it." [Director David] Fincher's dream is to send the trailers to theaters without explanation.
Here are some comments made by Edward Norton on his Fight Club character. These are from several different interviews and I have tried to piece them together into some sort of coherent structure. It may be slightly disjoined. First thing to note is that he lost weight for the role - 15 or 17 pounds.
"I decided I was going to get very, very thin, because in essence my character is wasting away, falling apart. And I did like the operating metaphor of [him being] a junkie - even when he gets into the Fight Club and talks about how it makes everybody feel, I always thought he'd have more of an Iggy Pop, wiry physique. This guy is an unreliable narrator in the sense that he's saying 'you became carved out of wood and you felt powerful' and yet his body's disintegrating and he's bruised and shattered. And Brad made the decision to go the opposite way because Tyler is the way my character sees himself. Brad got progressively bigger throughout the movie, he bulked up and got huge and tan and beautiful while I became Gollum.
The fun of my character in Fight Club is the range he expresses and the journey he goes on. He goes from a real helpless, desperate paralysis to a feeling of real
empowerment, and into a feeling of almost hysterical terror at what he's created.
Filming on Fight Club began in Los Angeles on June 8th (Hollywood Reporter 6/16-6/22/98, Films in Production section). The Hollywood Reporter listed Fight Club among the films wrapping the week of December 22 to 28, 1998. Fight Club was released on October 15, 1999. The release date for Fight Club was pushed back from August 6th. The reasons for the delay are due to "the combination of a hurried post production and a crowded summer schedule" (Variety 6/17/99)
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Listen to audio clips of an in-depth Edward Norton interview in which he talks about the thought that went into creating Fight Club
Nothing at all can prepare you for the writing of Chuck Palahniuk. It is a shock to see such a accumulation of ideas that you could never possibly think of woven together into a story. Yet he has managed to do just that in three different novels. Fight Club is just the first.
Description of the AuthorWhile most authors on the Blue Heron Website have a description that sounds like a shortened version of a resume, take a look at this description:
Chuck Palahniuk (pronounced paul-ah-nik) is a thirty-two-year-old Caucasian male, five-foot-eleven, one hundred ninety pounds, brown, green. Of French and Russian descent, he is attributed to Carol and Fred Palahniuk. He has no distinguishing marks.To me, it sound like more of a description from a police Be-On-The-Lookout report.
Chuck Palahniuk: Torchbearer for the Nihilistic Generation- Between the Lines interview
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