Fight Club

Fight Club
Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN: 1136665633
Category: PERFORMING ARTS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fight Club Book Excerpt:

Released in 1999, Fight Club is David Fincher’s popular adaption of Chuck Palahniuk’s cult novel, and one of the most philosophically rich films of recent years. This is the first book to explore the varied philosophical aspects of the film. Beginning with an introduction by the editor that places the film and essays in context, each chapter explores a central theme of Fight Club from a philosophical perspective. Topics discussed include: Fight Club, Plato’s cave and Descartes’ cogito moral disintegration identity, gender and masculinity visuals and narration. Including annotated further reading at the end of each chapter, Fight Club is essential reading for anyone interested in the film, as well as those studying philosophy and film studies.

Studying Fight Club

Studying Fight Club
Author: Mark Ramey
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2014-08-05
ISBN: 1906733759
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studying Fight Club Book Excerpt:

Fight Club is, on one level, pop-culture phenomena and on another, a deeply philosophical and satirical exploration of modern life. David Fincher’s 1999 film (and Chuck Palahniuk’s source novel) has had a huge impact on audiences worldwide leading to spoofs, homage, merchandising and numerous Internet fan sites. On initial release the film was met with wide hostility from critics who either failed to appreciate its satirical intent or believed the film failed to deliver on its satirical promise. Early in its DVD afterlife, however, a wider audience began to appreciate the film’s significance and radical message. Although attracted by the film’s playfulness and star wattage, however, many students struggle with its theoretical notions such as Capitalism, materialism, anarchy and so on. This is one film, which therefore merits a thoughtful and provocative analysis but also an accessible one, and Mark Ramey has provided just that.

Fight Club A Novel

Fight Club  A Novel
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2005-10-17
ISBN: 9780393066395
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fight Club A Novel Book Excerpt:

The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist in this, his first book. Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basements of bars. There, two men fight "as long as they have to." This is a gloriously original work that exposes the darkness at the core of our modern world.

Money Fight Club

Money Fight Club
Author: Anne Caborn,Lindsay Cook
Publsiher: Harriman House Limited
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2014-01-20
ISBN: 0857193805
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Money Fight Club Book Excerpt:

From the moment you open 'Money Fight Club' you will begin training for a fitter financial future. Your attitude to money and how you spend it will change forever. You'll be shown how to take better care of your cash and make the best use of opportunities to save money. 'Money Fight Club' has the power to save you hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds a year on your personal and household bills. It will also put you on your guard against paying too much for life's essentials and buying things you don't need, or which aren't the bargains you thought they were. 'Money Fight Club' gives you the moves to fight back and look after your money. The areas of training covered include: - Shopping for food - Utility bills - Rent, mortgages and property costs - Travel costs - Saving for the future Authors Anne Caborn and Lindsay Cook are cage fighters of cash; martial arts masters of money. They have black belts in beating businesses into a bruised pulp of contrition, whether they're fighting their own corners or other people's. They will show you exactly what to watch out for and how to get even, turning the tables so you get the most for your money. They also show you how to get back your cash or seek compensation if you do get ripped off. If you've been looking for guidance in organising your finances and making better use of your cash, join 'Money Fight Club' today.

American Fight Club

American Fight Club
Author: Gabe Bowens III
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-03-12
ISBN: 1491745800
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Fight Club Book Excerpt:

Augustus Greyson, a crime lord with a thirst for a mythical power, creates an internet-based brawl circuit called American Fight Club. While Greyson continues his search for the legendary Scrolls of Matong, a band of elite mixed martial art (MMA) fighters gathers to stop him. However, when the scrolls are found, a terrible magic spell is broken. A powerful maniacal tyrant from the distant past is released from his spellbound prison and into the modern world.

Fight Club 2 Library Edition

Fight Club 2 Library Edition
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN: 1506702376
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fight Club 2 Library Edition Book Excerpt:

This limited edition hardcover in slipcase features 90 pages of bonus content and new cover art by David Mack. Some imaginary friends never go away . . . Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won't last long, the wife has seen to that. He's back where he started, but this go-round he's got more at stake than his own life.The time has arrived . . . Rize or Die. New York Tomes bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk and acclaimed artist Cameron Stewart have collaborated for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of 2015--the return of Tyler Durden. The first rule of Fight Club 2 might be not to talk about it, but Fight Club 2 is generating international headlines and will introduce a new generation of readers to Project Mayhem. Praise for the comics that comprise Fight Club 2: "At turns deeply poignant and very funny, Palahniuk's freakish fables capture a twisted zeitgeist and add an oddly inspirational and subversive voice to the contemporary canon.... In the post-9/11 present, a hyperactive, Internet-obsessed, war- and recession-weary America apparently needs Tyler again."-THE ATLANTIC "The book is fantastic, my highest recommendation.... Excellent work by Cameron Stewart and David Mack, and by our awesome friends at Dark Horse Comics."-Brian Michael Bendis "If Tyler Durden needed a resurgence, there's no time like the present for his return... Fight Club 2 is a comic that taps back into everything great about the source material, and one that makes Tyler Durden's warm nihilistic embrace a welcome draw back into a familiar world of cynicism, violence, and anarchy...."Tyler Lives," and I couldn't be happier by the prospect of more bedlam."-NEWSARAMA "Palahniuk is delivering a worthy sequel to his most beloved story."-THE NERDIST "Entertaining."-COMIC BOOK RESOURCES "Excellent."-THE BEAT "An amazing piece of work. You do not want to miss out on this."-COMICVINE "Perfect."-FORCES OF GEEK "We have a worthy sequel on our hands.... A must read."-COMICOSITY "Cameron Stewart truly outdoes himself on every level in this book."-BLOODY DISGUSTING "Clever and beautiful."-COMICS ALLIANCE

Quicklet on Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Quicklet on Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Author: Sabrina Alipate
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2011-11-09
ISBN: 1614640564
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quicklet on Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk Book Excerpt:

Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Fight Club was written by Chuck Palahniuk, who was born in Pasco, WA on February 21, 1962. He grew up in a blue-collar home, and after his parents were divorced, he often spent parts of his childhood living with his grandparents. He attended the University of Oregon's School of Journalism in the 80's and spent time working as a journalist. Palahniuk was a hybrid worker, taking on blue-collar jobs, including one job as a mechanic, while also exercising his literary talents by writing how-to manuals for fixing trucks. He began writing seriously in his mid-thirties after attending a seminar hosted by writer Tom Spanbauer. This relationship would influence Palahniuk's minimalist writing style. His first attempt at publication never garnered him an agent. He wrote a short story in response to his rejection from publishing agencies and this short story later became chapter six of his novel, Fight Club. The first edition of the novel had a short shelf life. Interest in the novel from 20th Century Fox led to Palahniuk securing an agent, and later led to the film adaptation of his novel. The film and the novel have gone on to become cult hits, making Palahniuk an award-winning novelist. EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 2 The narrator meets Marla in the Trinity Episcopal basement during Remaining Men Together, a testicular cancer support group. The narrator can't sleep and attending support groups for the terminally ill is the only way he knows how to feel emotion. He's never been able to cry, but being wrapped in a bear hug by Bob, a man that abused steroids and has lost his physique, the narrator can cry and feel loved. Marla is a gothic beauty. She has short matte hair, big brown eyes, and pale skin. She is the only woman at the testicular cancer support group, and it bothers the narrator. He can't cry in front of her and he notices that Marla also attends various support groups he belongs to. ...buy the Quicklet to read more!

Futuristic Fight Club

Futuristic Fight Club
Author: Dee Dee Rivera,Cathy Britton
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2017-02-08
ISBN: 1365743802
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Futuristic Fight Club Book Excerpt:

A combination of modern sports humor and futuristic animals. This story takes place in South America after humans have moved from the planet and animals take over again. This story puts the battleground of predator and prey together in an official boxing ring, and charges tickets to the other animals to watch. The two contenders at first are a large Deinognathus and an anaconda, two species that will most likely clash in the future world. Then the champion--the Deinognathus--will have to take on another challenger. Who will it be? Will the mighty predator win against this one? Find out. No real violence is depicted in this story, so it is child-friendly.

You Do Not Talk About Fight Club

You Do Not Talk About Fight Club
Author: Read Mercer Schuchardt
Publsiher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN: 1941631614
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Do Not Talk About Fight Club Book Excerpt:

Pervasive and multidisciplinary, this insightful exploration discusses how and why this seminal work developed, and continues to grow, such a cult following. When Fight Club punched its way onto the scene a decade ago, it provided an unprecedented glimpse into the American male's psyche and rapidly turned into a euphemism for a variety of things that should be "just understood" and not otherwise acknowledged. Key to its success is the variety of lenses through which the story can be interpreted; is it a story of male anxiety in a metrosexual world, of ritual religion in a secular age, of escape from totalitarian capitalism, or the spiritual malaise induced by technologically-oriented society? Writers, conspiracy theorists, and philosophers are among those ready to talk about Fight Club's ability to be all these and more.

Fight Club 2 Graphic Novel

Fight Club 2  Graphic Novel
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 1506706282
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fight Club 2 Graphic Novel Book Excerpt:

Fight Club 2 is available exclusively as a Graphic Novel! Some imaginary friends never go away . . . Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won't last long, the wife has seen to that. He's back where he started, but this go-round he's got more at stake than his own life.The time has arrived . . .Rize or Die. New York Times bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk and acclaimed artist Cameron Stewart have collaborated for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events-the return of Tyler Durden. The first rule of Fight Club 2 might be not to talk about it, but Fight Club 2 is generating international headlines and will introduce a new generation of readers to Project Mayhem. Praise for the comics that comprise Fight Club 2: “At turns deeply poignant and very funny, Palahniuk’s freakish fables capture a twisted zeitgeist and add an oddly inspirational and subversive voice to the contemporary canon…. In the post-9/11 present, a hyperactive, Internet-obsessed, war- and recession-weary America apparently needs Tyler again.”—THE ATLANTIC “The book is fantastic, my highest recommendation.... Excellent work by Cameron Stewart and David Mack, and by our awesome friends at Dark Horse Comics.”—Brian Michael Bendis “If Tyler Durden needed a resurgence, there’s no time like the present for his return… Fight Club 2 is a comic that taps back into everything great about the source material, and one that makes Tyler Durden’s warm nihilistic embrace a welcome draw back into a familiar world of cynicism, violence, and anarchy....“Tyler Lives,” and I couldn’t be happier by the prospect of more bedlam.”—NEWSARAMA “Palahniuk is delivering a worthy sequel to his most beloved story.”—THE NERDIST “Entertaining.”—COMIC BOOK RESOURCES “Excellent.”—THE BEAT “An amazing piece of work. You do not want to miss out on this.”—COMICVINE “Perfect.”—FORCES OF GEEK “We have a worthy sequel on our hands…. A must read.”—COMICOSITY “Cameron Stewart truly outdoes himself on every level in this book.”—BLOODY DISGUSTING “Clever and beautiful.”—COMICS ALLIANCE

Fight Club 2 5

Fight Club 2  5
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-07-22
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fight Club 2 5 Book Excerpt:

Since he was discharged from the mental hospital, Sebastian has been a do- nothing cog in the world's largest military-industrial corporation: Rize or Die. Marla searches for clues among the various clubs that have spun off of Tyler's original fight clubs, and she discovers that Project Mayhem is not a boys-only enterprisenot anymore. * Chuck Palahniuk writes the sequel to _Fight Club_! At turns deeply poignant and very funny, Palahniuk's freakish fables capture a twisted zeitgeist and add an oddly inspirational and subversive voice to the contemporary canon_. In the post-9/11 present, a hyperactive, Internet- obsessed, war- and recession-weary America apparently needs Tyler again.�The Atlantic

Fight Club 2 9

Fight Club 2  9
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-02-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fight Club 2 9 Book Excerpt:

Tylers minions stow all the worlds treasures before they trigger Armageddonor as they call it, the Tranquility Gambit. Sebastian is forced to battle his own son as he and Marla rekindle their love. But once their family is reunited, theyre all buried alive in a huge salt cavern! Things are looking grim for everyone. Full of more surprises than a Cracker Jack box, its a great expansion of an already strange universe.ðFangoria

Fight Club 3 Graphic Novel

Fight Club 3  Graphic Novel
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN: 1506711804
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fight Club 3 Graphic Novel Book Excerpt:

A new movement has replaced Project Mayhem, and even Tyler Durden doesn't know how to play by these rules. Marla Singer is about to deliver her second child, but the daddy isn't her husband--it's Tyler, who's very invested in his heir, and the world he'll inherit, as Die Off Industries plots to fine-tune mankind. Bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk is back with his greatest creation, the sequel to the book that spent six months on the 2016 New York Times bestseller list. Teaming once again with award-winning artists Cameron Stewart and David Mack, Palahniuk leads a full frontal assault of the culture, from online dating to weaponized STDs, as a strange picture frame opens a road to paradise. 2019's bestselling twelve-issue series is collected in one massive hardcover. Get in touch with your ugly side. Collects Fight Club 3 issues #1-#12. "Whether you've been a fan since the '90s or were hooked by the jump to comics, you'll want to see what comes next in this highly unpredictable saga."- PASTE MAGAZINE "Fight Club 3 is everything that a sequel to a sequel should be. It elevates the dark themes of the novel and the first graphic novel to the next illogical, insanely violent step." - COMICON.COM "Palahniuk's work takes some of our greatest shortcomings--insufficient or inadequate parenting, toxic isolation-- then magnifies and underlines them in fractured skulls and drunken vomit." - PLAYBOY "Scabby and surreal." - DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD "The first rule of the comic book incarnation of Fight Club is that it'll look good." - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER "Ambitious." - ADVENTURES IN POOR TASTE "Trippy." - EVERYTHING ACTION "The talent and care that went into this issue is palpable, from David Mack's cover to Nate Piekos' lettering... This book does not allow you to get comfortable." - COMICWATCH "Stewart continues to do the Fight Club saga justice with his artwork...flies and all." - ROGUES PORTAL "Bold...Palahniuk doesn't give us what we want here but rather what we need. Namely a story that makes the reader think not just about what's going on but also about their own expectations of the archetypes portrayed in the story; the flies buzzing on the page hinting at a character's intent; the name drop of "snowflake" for a caller I.D.; a subtle tattoo on the neck. All raising enough questions to leave us staring at every panel with the steely focus of a seasoned detective combing a crime scene for clues." - BIG COMIC PAGE

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk Book Analysis

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Publsiher: BrightSummaries.com
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2019-05-20
ISBN: 2808019645
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk Book Analysis Book Excerpt:

Unlock the more straightforward side of Fight Club with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. The title refers to an underground organisation set up by the novel’s unnamed narrator and the mysterious, charismatic Tyler Durden, where alienated men come to let out their frustrations with their mundane, monotonous lives. These men feel lost and adrift in contemporary American society, with its mindless conformism and consumerism, and their movement soon takes on a life of its own and garners adherents across the country. Fight Club remains Chuck Palahniuk’s best-known novel, in large part thanks to the cult 1999 film adaptation starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Find out everything you need to know about Fight Club in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Masculinity in Fiction and Film

Masculinity in Fiction and Film
Author: Brian Baker
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2008-06-08
ISBN: 1847062628
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masculinity in Fiction and Film Book Excerpt:

Covers wide range of popular British and American fiction and film including Westerns, spy fiction, science fiction and crime narratives.

The End of Cinema as We Know it

The End of Cinema as We Know it
Author: Jon Lewis
Publsiher: Pluto Press
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780745318790
Category: Motion picture audiences
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Cinema as We Know it Book Excerpt:

In The End of Cinema As We Know It, contributors well known in the 'movie' field talk about the movie industry and look at the variety of new ways we are viewing films. They query whether or not we are getting different, better movies?

Public Spaces Private Lives

Public Spaces  Private Lives
Author: Henry A. Giroux,Douglas Kellner
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780742515536
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Spaces Private Lives Book Excerpt:

Offers progressive readers new and reinvigorated paths of engaged hope, imagination and public involvement.

Refracting the Canon in Contemporary British Literature and Film

Refracting the Canon in Contemporary British Literature and Film
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN: 9401208301
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refracting the Canon in Contemporary British Literature and Film Book Excerpt:

Contemporary works of art that remodel the canon not only create complex, hybrid and plural products but also alter our perceptions and understanding of their source texts. This is the dual process, referred to in this volume as “refraction”, that the essays collected here set out to discuss and analyse by focusing on the dialectic rapport between postmodernism and the canon. What is sought in many of the essays is a redefinition of postmodernist art and a re-examination of the canon in the light of contemporary epistemology. Given this dual process, this volume will be of value both to everyone interested in contemporary art—particularly fiction, drama and film—and also to readers whose aim it is to promote a better appreciation of canonical British literature.

Micropolitics of Media Culture

Micropolitics of Media Culture
Author: Patricia Pisters,Catherine M. Lord
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9789053564721
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micropolitics of Media Culture Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on the micro-political implications of the work of Gilles Deleuze (and Félix Guattari). General philosophical articles are coupled to more specific analyses of films (such as Fight Club and Schindler's List) and other expressions of contemporary culture. The choice of giving specific attention to the analyses of images and sounds is not only related to the fact that audiovisual products are increasingly dominant in contemporary life, but also to the fact that film culture in itself is changing ("in transition") in capitalist culture. From a marginal place at the periphery of economy and culture at large, audiovisual products (ranging from art to ads) seem to have moved to the centre of the network society, as Manuel Castells calls contemporary society. Typical Deleuzian concepts such as micro-politics, the Body without Organs, becoming-minoritarian, pragmatics and immanence are explored in their philosophical implications and political force, whether utopian or dystopian. What can we do with Deleuze in contemporary media culture? A recurring issue throughout the book is the relationship between theory and practice, to which several solutions and problems are given.

Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush

Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush
Author: David Greven
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 0292779100
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush Book Excerpt:

A struggle between narcissistic and masochistic modes of manhood defined Hollywood masculinity in the period between the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush. David Greven's contention is that a profound shift in representation occurred during the early 1990s when Hollywood was transformed by an explosion of films that foregrounded non-normative gendered identity and sexualities. In the years that have followed, popular cinema has either emulated or evaded the representational strategies of this era, especially in terms of gender and sexuality. One major focus of this study is that, in a great deal of the criticism in both the fields of film theory and queer theory, masochism has been positively cast as a form of male sexuality that resists the structures of normative power, while narcissism has been negatively cast as either a regressive sexuality or the bastion of white male privilege. Greven argues that narcissism is a potentially radical mode of male sexuality that can defy normative codes and categories of gender, whereas masochism, far from being radical, has emerged as the default mode of a traditional normative masculinity. This study combines approaches from a variety of disciplines—psychoanalysis, queer theory, American studies, men's studies, and film theory—as it offers fresh readings of several important films of the past twenty years, including Casualties of War, The Silence of the Lambs, Fight Club, The Passion of the Christ, Auto Focus, and Brokeback Mountain.