Close study - Fight Club

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  • FIGHT CLUB (Fincher, 1999)
    • THEMES
      • Gender
        • masculinity is hugely portrayed within the film.  Contrasting against the portrayal of fenimity
      • Violence
        • Violence is used as a method of combatting politics
      • Terroism
        • Jack and Tyler use terror and violence to attack the government's capitalistic views
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    • SOCIETY/ CONTEXT
      • The film was released in 1999 and was perhaps the film's setting reflected that.
      • During the end of the 20th Century, a lot of women stepped up into more managerial positions and some labour industries collapse
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    • MICRO FEATURES
      • Sound/ Music
        • Jack narrates throughout the film. Fincher uses Jack's dialogue to create a voice over that presents the thoughts and feelings of the main protagonist
      • Costume
        • Jack and Tyler's costume contrast. Jack normally wears a smart suit and is well looked after however Tyler wears more casual clothing and hair is usually unbrushed
        • Marla's costume represents the treatment of the lower class as her attire is very casual and messy.
      • Cinema-   tography
        • Fincher uses close-up shots. Specifically,  Fincher uses close up shots to display Jack's emotions more clearly to the audience. This perhaps creates sympathy for Jack
    • KEY SCENES
      • First Fight in the club
      • Ending scene, where Marla and Jack consumate their relationship
    • IMPORTANT CHARACTERS
      • Jack
      • Tyler
      • Bob
      • Marla
  • Costume
    • Jack and Tyler's costume contrast. Jack normally wears a smart suit and is well looked after however Tyler wears more casual clothing and hair is usually unbrushed
    • Marla's costume represents the treatment of the lower class as her attire is very casual and messy.

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