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1999 movie directed by David Fincher based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham-Carter

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Was Tyler Durden's "question of etiquette" a common adage?

When Tyler Durden got up after meeting the Narrator (AKA Jack), he stated the following: Now, a question of etiquette – as I pass, do I give you the ass or the crotch? This was in reference to ...
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What's the meaning of CRI? [closed]

The character of Tyler is a product of Narrator’s personality disorder. With support from Project Mayhem members, Tyler brought Narrator's friend Marla to the abandoned building against her will. In ...
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In Fight Club, why did Tyler have his trainees make a garden?

When Project Mayhem ramps up, Tyler starts recruiting "trainees" to live in his house. At the beginning of it all they clean up the house, etc., but specifically, one the tasks he has them ...
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What did Tyler Durden mean by "first you have to give up"?

Did he mean "giving up the hope to live"? For most normal people, giving up is like being weak. People say "never give up", so I can't figure out why Tyler says "first you have to give up" and what he ...
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How did David Fincher splice Brad Pitt into multiple frames?

In Fight Club (1999), you can actually see Tyler Durden (aka, Brad Pitt) in a few frames before we ever meet him. I understand this is a nod to how Tyler did something similar during his job as a ...
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Why was Marla's life in danger according to The Narrator?

In the film Fight Club, What I understood so far is that The Narrator thinks Marla's life in danger because Tyler wants to kill her. In the scene where The Narrator realizes he's also Tyler and they ...
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Who started the other fight club chapter?

In Fight Club, there's a scene where Tyler Durden and the Narrator are discussing new fight club chapters, and there's one where they both deny starting it, and claim to have thought the other started ...
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Why is everything that happens in Fight Club because of Marla Singer?

I've seen this movie about a hundred times, read the book several times as well, but there's one thing I don't understand. At the end of opening sequence, right before the flashback to Jack meeting ...
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How did Tyler Durden know all of the "useful information" that he knew?

In Fight Club, Tyler Durden seems to know all kinds of facts and information. Tyler is especially knowledgeable in the making of homemade explosives and soap. The narrator tells us that Tyler is ...
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What is the meaning of physical pain in "Fight Club"?

Physical pain is a common motif throughout Fight Club. The members of Fight Club and Tyler all revel in what most people try to avoid. They fight until they have serious injuries that require them to ...
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Is Project Mayhem, or Tyler Durden, buddhist?

It'd seem that there are zen/buddhist practices and elements in Fight Club: Narrator does bunches of haikus Narrator's home intends to be zen-like looking Penguin says slide Car crash scene Tyler ...
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Why is the blackmail scene in Fight Club different from the book?

In Fight Club, why is the blackmail scene different in the movie from the version in the book? Was this script changed for screenplay, or rather the director? What was the motivation here for the ...
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How does Tyler Durden insert sounds along with images into movies?

In Fight Club Tyler Durden gets several tapes of film together to make one long reel. Some technicalities get explained in the process. And he has fun inserting some random image in between. I don't ...
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Why would Tyler Durden want Jack dead?

The very first scene in Fight Club is Tyler with a gun in Jack's mouth and asking "Any last words?" Based on what we learn about their relationship throughout the movie, this scene doesn't make any ...
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Meaning of the pink soap bar in Fight Club

On the main poster of the Fight Club, Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) is holding a pink bar of soap in his hand. If I remember correctly, Tyler was a soap maker. But why soap? Is there any hidden symbolism ...
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Why does Tyler Durden leave the Narrator taking his suitcase?

In the movie Fight Club, Tyler Durden leaves the Narrator taking his suitcase while the narrator was asleep. My question is not about the car crash, it's about the scene that comes after the car crash,...
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Why was Tyler's hair cut?

In Fight Club, why was Tyler's hair cut after his long time disappearance? Does it mean something? Or is it supposed to?
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Why is Raymond K. Hessel an Asian man with an accent in Fight Club?

In the movie Fight Club, is there a plot-related reason that Raymond K. Hessel is portrayed by Joon Kim, a South Korean national with a very noticeable Asian accent? The surname Hessel seems to be ...
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Why is Tyler Durden shown with yellow gloves?

In this image from the movie Fight Club… …we see Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) wearing yellow gloves. In this scene he just had sex with Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter). My question is: Why the heck ...
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Looking for connections between Mr. Robot and Fight Club

I noticed that the music playing during the last arcade scene in ep9 of Mr. Robot is a rendition of the song "Where is my mind" by the Pixies, which is the closing music for Fight Club. Did anybody ...
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What is Fight-Club's main character's real name?

The 1999 film Fight Club stars Edward Norton as an average "everyman" character, a random nobody, that develops an all around better secondary personality called Tyler Durden. Edward's character is ...
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Why did Tyler Durden in Fight club want to get his testicles cut?

Tyler Durden had instructed his followers to cut his balls if he tries to tell the police about their plan. He knew that his other self will try to inform the police. This means that he didn't mind ...
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How do you explain the car crash scene in Fight Club?

It bothers me, all of it. Why isn't Edward Norton's character driving during the car crash scene in Fight Club? How is he then pulled out by Tyler? How does that work?
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How was the opening scene in Fight Club made?

In the opening scene of Fight Club (1999) there is a visual journey through the Narrator's brain showing the "synapses". How was that scene made?
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In Fight Club, when Ed Norton first confronts Marla, why doesn't he tell her about his insomnia?

The beginning of Fight Club is all about how Edward Norton can't sleep, and his doctor refuses him sleep medication and instead refers him to go to the support groups at the local Church instead. So ...
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Why is Bob's name called four times in Project Mayhem?

In Fight Club, there are no names in Project Mayhem. Despite this, Bob's name is called four times - is it something to do with the plot or did I miss something?
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When the narrator meets Bob again after seeing Marla, how come Bob doesn't recognize him?

After seeing Marla, the narrator meets Bob again. Bob still greets him as Cornelius and says "we all thought you were dead", referring to the support groups he used to go to, so it is clear that Bob ...
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What happens to the Narrator's baggage in the movie Fight Club?

In the Movie Fight Club, in the scene where the Narrator returns to his hometown airport after a business trip the baggage handlers had to turn his luggage over to the authorities. This is because his ...
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How did Edward Norton's character stay alive at the end?

All (or nearly all) in the movie Fight Club can be explained by the protagonist's mental disorder. But why does he stay alive and get rid of his alter ego after shooting himself? What is the meaning ...
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Who is the person who passes in front of the narrator on the automated walkway?

In Fight Club, before we see the scene of the Narrator (Ed Norton) meeting Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) for the first time on the airplane, we see another scene - here the narrator is passing on an ...
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How come films like American Psycho, Fight club, In Bruges are black comedy?

Internet says "Black comedy is a form of comedy in which serious issues such as cannibalism, rape, genocide, terminal illnesses, etc. are treated humorously". But I don't see any comedy scenes in ...
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In Fight Club is Marla Singer a second figment of Jack's imagination?

After reading this article on the existence of Marla Singer, I am fairly convinced she represents his guilt and remorse. It seems entirely plausible Marla Singer materializes to remind Jack he is ...
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Fight club ending question

Does the building Tyler and Marla are in collapse at the end? Because I hear Tyler saying to the rest of the guys "I'll meet you downstairs"
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What is the meaning of the penguin in Fight Club?

When the Narrator goes into his cave he encounters a penguin that says, "Slide." What is the meaning of sliding, and why is there a penguin?
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Why did the ending change in the Fight Club adaptation?

Recently finishing up the book Fight Club after being a fan of the movie for so long. While the movie retains most of the dialogue and several tones of the book, one giant contrast is now present to ...
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How/Why did Tyler Durden got shot in the head?

From the movie Fight Club, in the ending scene we can see the narrator shoot himself in the mouth asking Tyler to "really listen to him"... The question is How/Why did Tyler got shot in the head when ...
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Did Tyler Durden forget his name?

Ed Norton plays the Narrator or Jack ( due to reading a book that described someone called Jack's body parts from a 1st person perspective). Meanwhile Brad Pitt is introduced as Tyler Durden. Later ...
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When grabbing the commisoner what is Tyler Durden actually doing?

In the movie there is a scene where the group grab the police commissioner at fund raiser and drag him into the bathroom to threaten him so that he doesn't follow through on a vow to take down their ...
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How did "Jack" (the narrator) manage to attract people to join Fight Club?

In Fight Club "Jack" (the narrator) and Tyler Durden pick a fight behind the bar and through that fight they manage to attract people to first join the fight and then after founding Fight Club, to ...
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Explanation of the events at the end of Fight Club?

At the end of Fight Club, the narrator disables a bomb that Tyler had set up in a van in the basement, and then he and Tyler get into a fight. The fight ends with the narrator being thrown down some ...
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What is the significance of the narrator's fight and Tyler Durden's subsequent actions?

In the movie Fight Club (1999), the narrator (often referred to as "Jack") struggles to keep up with and understand his alter-ego's actions and motives. In one scene, he loses his head and pounds ...
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