I’m not a fan of many things that re-purpose Bill Watterson‘s endlessly wonderful comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. The comic is just too pure and beautiful to mess with. But I can’t ignore the entertainment value of the theory that says Fight Club is really about a grown Calvin, with Tyler Durden standing in as the adult version of Hobbes. (And those who don’t like this idea at all could always apply one line from the movie: “I wanted to destroy something beautiful.”)
Now, as a way to illustrate the old theory, someone has cut original panels from the strip to the soundtrack of the Fight Club trailer. It works quite well. See that after the break, along with a minor note about the long-rumored Fight Club musical. Read More »
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With today’s DVR culture, product placement is becoming more and more prevalent. The only way for advertisers to get eyeballs on their products, since we fast-forward through the commercials, is for those products to actually be in the shows. It’s a fact of life and it can be infuriating. And when it happens in a movie, it can be even more infuriating. But also, sometimes, hilarious.
Filmdrunk has gone through some of your favorite, and least favorite, movies to find a bunch of the most ridiculously obvious instances of product placement and mashed it up all into one, nice little video. They even classed it up with some facts about the history of product placement in movies. For example, did you know that Fatty Arbuckle is credited with the first instance of product placement? Or that Michael Bay is the current king of it? Combining education, humor, and Nintendo’s Power Glove (“It’s so bad”), you’ve gotta check this out. Read More »
What’s funnier than stuffy women or old people punching each other? Well, if they do as Tyler Durden, of course. Almost 15 years since Chuck Palahniuk released the novel Fight Club, and over a decade since the release of the David Fincher film, the property is still an intricate part of our popular culture. To this day, people continue to make videos about it and references to it all over literature, TV and movies. After the jump, check out two really funny homages to everyone’s favorite exercise in chaos, Fight Club: Fight Club for Senior Citizens and the Jane Austen’s Fight Club. Read More »
The Social Network is certainly the main topic of discussion among film fans this weekend. The latest film from director David Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin, which dramatizes the creation of Facebook, was the number one movie at the box office with $23 million and is currently holding an impressive 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. So, it’s safe to say we like the movie. Now it’s time to delve into its minutia. Many people have pointed out there’s a reference to Fincher’s signature movie, Fight Club, in the film while the mystery behind a “movie star” on the Harvard campus has also been revealed. Hit the jump to read about these Social Network Easter eggs and discuss any you found yourself. Minor spoilers follow. Read More »
Last year we wrote about a wacky but fun movie theory called the Ferris Bueller Fight Club Theory, which theorized that “Ferris Bueller, the person, is just a figment of Cameron’s imagination, like Tyler Durden in Fight Club, and Sloane is the girl Cameron secretly loves.” You can read the original post about the topic here. /Film reader Lee Keeler, the guy who made the “Lorax” Grindhouse trailer we posted a while back, decided to edit a trailer using The Ferris Bueller Fight Club Theory concept for ClassyHands. Watch it now, embedded after the jump.
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If you’ve been reading /Film for a while, then you know that I love good movie-inspired art. And the superbowl of movie art is Crazy4Cult, an art show put on every year by Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. This year’s show will open on July 9th, and we have seen the first batch of artwork premiere online. For years I’ve been writing about the show, and posting and buying the art online. I’m super excited because this year I’ll be able to attend the event since I now live in Los Angeles.
Last week I posted the first compilation of the artwork from the show, including new pieces from Eric Tan, Dave Perillo, Tom Whalen and more. Click here to see Part 1!
Today I’ve returned to bring you a collection of art pieces which have since come online. Believe me, if you like movie art, hit the jump!
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If you’ve been reading /Film for a while, then you know that I love good movie-inspired art. And the superbowl of movie art is Crazy4Cult, an art show put on every year by Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. This year’s show will open on July 9th, and we have seen the first batch of artwork premiere online. For years I’ve been writing about the show, and posting and buying the art online. I’m super excited because this year I’ll be able to attend the event since I now live in Los Angeles. After the jump you will see a compilation of the artwork I have found thus far. New pieces from Eric Tan, Dave Perillo, Tom Whalen and more. We should have another preview closer to the show. Believe me, if you like movie art, hit the jump!
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I’m considering buying a bar of Fight Club soap, just so that when friends/guests use the bathroom in /Film headquarters, they will see the pink bar sitting in the soap dish next to the sink. But if you’re going to go with geek soap, why not go all the way and buy a bar of soap cast in the Han Solo in Carbonite mold from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back?
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Sitting opposite Ed Norton in an empty conference room in a skyrise, one can’t avoid thinking about the hyper-charged situations he’s glared down on film. Clad in a black shirt and noticeably relaxed, he takes a moment before responding to a question, pressing a small washer-like object into the table and letting it spring back. It allows a brief window to search for the chiseled Nazi skinhead who forced a thug to tooth a curb in American History X. And for the office drone who scaled barbwire fences late at night to steal the excess fat of women and absorbed grueling punches in Fight Club. And for the smack dealer in 25th Hour who walked man’s best friend by a World Trade Center-less horizon, as unprepared for a future in the clink as the U.S. was for its uncertain present.
Norton is obsessively drawn to characters whose scariest adversary is in the mirror. It doesn’t matter if the playing field is a study in madness or a testy, possibly concluded, stint in the Marvel Universe as Bruce Banner. His latest film, a thoughtful thriller entitled Leaves of Grass, puts a literal spin on his interest in duality. He plays formerly estranged, highly intelligent twins—one a respected and reserved philosophy professor, the other a shaggy distributor of hydroponic marijuana.
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