It’s hard to believe it’s almost been 20 years since Fight Club was released. Like most David Fincher movies, it doesn’t feel dated at all. From the complex characters to the slick visuals (it’s shot on film but still has an HD quality to it), it’s easy to gush about how much of a masterpiece this movie is. And don’t even get me started on how well Jim Uhls did adapting Fight Club from a novel to a screenplay that perfectly captured everything the book was about, and, in the words of Chuck Palahniuk himself, somehow improved on his original written work.
That’s strong praise, especially considering how often novel-to-screen adaptations usually stink.
A huge reason why Fight Club is loved by film buffs and artists from all walks of life is its careful attention to detail, and how film tricks were used to play with the idea of the duality of Jack/Tyler’s character.
This goes without saying, but if you haven’t watched the movie yet, then please stop reading this and just go see it right now before finishing this. But if you’re a fan and are interested in just how much thought went into every frame, then keep reading.
Because there’s a heck of a lot of Easter Eggs in this movie that I missed the first time around.