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The Arvida Books series steps into the ring with Fight Club, David Fincher’s 1999 film based on Chuck Palahniuk’s 1997 novel of the same name.
A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground “fight clubs” forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.
Often cited as one of the most misinterpreted films of the last few decades, Fight Club‘s messages on identity and consumerism are seemingly lost amid its masculine and violent nature. Fincher’s film stands as a largely faithful adaptation of the satirical novel and remains an iconic work from one of the best directors of his era.
Fight Club screens Thursday, May 25th.