Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

Fight Club reviewed...and reviewed...and reviewed... Nov. 1999

And FLASHBACKS tonight is super-sized.

Back in 1999 I wrote three separate pieces about the film adaptation of
Fight Club. Here is the first:


Hold on. I’ve got some pondering to do. The cause of this pondering is the new movie Fight Club, which I saw because I’m drawn to bitter and murky films like it. 'This is another not-quite-review...'Collapse )

Two weeks later, I reviewed it a little more properly:


Oh, could I go on about this film. It’s Fight Club, which recently swung through town, and it’s packed with nuggets of interest I could write about. 'I found it to be hilarious and entertaining in an intentionally brutal way.' This is probably the only 'Fight Club' review to also cite 'Con Air.'Collapse )

And I followed that with this:


There’s such a thing as simultaneous creation, where different creative people have similar concerns and express those concerns in similar ways – for instance, similar scenes in different films. Yes, sometimes this happens because someone has copied someone else’s work, but coincidental co-creation happens more often than you’d think. And, of course, the similar scenes will never come out exactly the same, so you can compare-and-contrast and analyze them.

Remember that 'Fight Club' and 'American Beauty' have almost exactly the same scene?Collapse )
Tags: film reviews, flashbacks

  • Before Tori Amos was Tori Amos

    Tori Amos's first album was, for a long time, hard to find, and no, I'm not talking about 1991's Little Earthquakes, I'm talking about 1988's Y…

  • If his voice and soul had been with us longer...

    Howard Ashman. He was a songwriter, stage show book writer and, later, film producer. He was one of the reasons there are 1982's Little Shop of…

  • Soundtrack considerations

    What to listen to while reading Book [X]? I wouldn't want the music I put on to distract from whichever book I'm reading; plenty of books I can…

  • Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.