Books and Movies Reviews

Fight Club

Fight Club has astonishing editing techniques.The "eye candy factor" in this movie is quite high, but is seamlessly integrated into the flow of the film.It is quite on par with The Matrix, but is less jarring in context.Digital effects support the emotions the film tries to evoke in you; they don't produce their own. Such skillful usage of new technology in movie making, make Fight Club stand out as one of 1999's most ground-breaking new films.
Director David Fincher (The Game, Seven) , skillfully manipulates the viewers, immersing them in the world of Jack.Computer generated scenes, such as the pan from Jack, with a gun in his mouth, to the van filled with explosives in the basement of the building, take movie-goers on a whirlwind ride through the synaptic misfiring of Jack's misbegotten mind. An explosion in Jack's condo (slowed down to the point of a millisecond equaling a minute in movie run time) gives the viewer insight on Jack/Tyler's appreciation of the horrid beauty of chaos.Such intuitive use of the medium of digitally altered film is a rare accomplishment.No errors are made, nothing is left to chance, nothing seems out of place in this movie.
Careful attention was paid to lighting, throughout the filming of Fight Club. From the guttering glimmer of a 50-Watt bare bulb, hanging from a tattered ceiling, to the surreally harsh "white-out" of glaring florescent fixtures in a parking garage, the lighting is chosen to show the depressingly impersonal world that Jack is living in.It does not diminish the stature of the actors, it only serves to contrast them with their surroundings.At times the lights will actually flicker subtly during a certain scene, to reinforce the actions or words of a character.This lends a subversive, unsettlingly supernatural edge to the occurrences within the movie.
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