Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Movie Clip Wednesdays: Fight Club

Boxer started this. I thought I'd play along:

23 comments:

Boxer said...

I love it! It's still a great speech and I love the "we're the middle child" idea. Thanks for playing!

Buzz Kill said...

I remember the first time I saw this movie and my jaw dropping at the end. I never saw it coming. Great movie.

Pam said...

Did you see Brad where he plays the Irish pikey guy in Snatch? I secretly think that is the hottest he has been since Legends of the Fall. But oh, thanks for this, ........ :) :)

Karl said...

Good afternoon Moi,

Another one, I've been meaning to see.

moi said...

Boxer: "You are not your duvet." Bwahahahahaha!

Buzz: Anarchy never seemed so right on.

Pam: To be fair, no, I haven't seen him in Snatch and now that I think of it, he did a pretty amazing job in Babel, too. But recently? Not only have his movies stunk, man looks downright haggard. Angelina, I hear, is rough on her men. And I don't mean that in a good way.

Karl: It's a must see, for sure. Let me know what you think.

Big Shamu said...

This was the movie we wanted K9 to see but couldn't remember.

moi said...

Shamu: Oh, that's right! This one and Velvet Goldmine, I think.

chickory said...

yeah before brad pitt became a white rastafarian billy goat gruff. still havent seen fight club! can you believe that? brad was hot in thelma and louise. from there it was all down hill. fast.

Kymical Reactions said...

I've seen Babel, and think it's an excellent movie. Now miss Moi, put Snatch on your must see soon list. You'll be glad you did.

moi said...

Chickory: See, I found him a lil' too scrawny and earnest in T&L. Legends of the Fall, I think, was the height of his gorgeousness. Hah! Baaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Kym: I think I saw a clip of Snatch once. Could you understand it? In all those macho Brit flicks, it seems the men just mumble so.

TROLL Y2K said...

I think this came out after I started boycotting Hollyweird. Anyway, I haven't seen it.

K9 said...

i like earnest. and willing. grrrrherhahahaha

LaDivaCucina said...

I was going to say Snatch too! I didn't like Fight Club, found it very hard to watch. I hate boxing though so it took that to the extreme. I love him as Irish Pikey!

Boxer said...

oh jeez, he's still hawt to me.

kill me.

Kymical Reactions said...

yah. I understood, but I had an advantage growing up with a british accent around since I was eight. I forget that not everyone else did. :/

LaDivaCucina said...

Moi, you are funny! I always laugh when TV shows put subtitles for Aussies, Irish and New Zealand people that are speaking English! LIke Kym, I guess you have to be around people with those accents to "hear" them!

moi said...

Troll: One of the few films made after 1979 that I've put in my top ten.

K9: Snort.

La Diva: I found the violence very elegant. And funny.

Boxer: Now, or later? Personally, I'm going to give him a chance to divest himself of BatShitCrazyAngelina and shave that beard before I write him off entirely. But I'm losing my patience.

Kym: As a teen cruising alone around Europe, I met a cute Irish boy on a train trip from Munich to Cannes. He tried his damnedest to woo me but I blew it because I kept saying, "What?" Had the same problem with S.B. when we first met (heavy, heavy southern accent). For some reason, he just kept repeating himself.

La Diva: Eventually, I do get an ear (witness my spousal unit), but it takes me a while. Then I start picking up the vocal mannerisms.

LaDivaCucina said...

Moi, i'm not usually bothered by violence. But watching these guys hit themselves just seemed sick. I thought the movie to be self-serving. What do you mean by "elegant?"

moi said...

Elegant in the way that it was choreographed (I'm a boxing fan) and elegant as well in its meaning, in the way the violence initially represented a search for feeling and meaning and identity. A kind of redemption for the hollow, purposeless direction these men were made to believe their lives were going. And then ultimately ironic (and funny), as the violence coalesces into a movement and then escalates to anarchy and nihilism.

LaDivaCucina said...

Got it. You know what's funny about me? I can watch a movie or hear a song and depending on my mood, I'll like it or hate it. Must have been in an impatient, bad mood when watching this movie! haha! Sometimes I watch a movie again and get a completely different take on it.

moi said...

I'm the same way :o)

Boxer said...

I typically dislike violence, but I love watching live boxing matches. I've never watched Bambi, however, but think Pulp Fiction is a great movie.

Kymical Reactions said...

I went to An Affair of the Heart today. I say a charm that said "shoe slut." I smiled and thought of you. :)