The first line of the movie “Fight Club” is a preemptive meta-question: “How’s that working out for you, being clever?” Brad Pitt’s character Tyler Durden asks Edward Norton’s nameless narrator about fifteen minutes into the film. This line, which bobs and weaves throughout the story, is a preemptive meta-question about the legacy of Fight Club. And, as it turns out, it has turned out a lot better than anyone could’ve ever imagined.
How’s That Working Out For You Being Clever – Fight Club’s cleverness
“Fight Club’s cleverness is what makes it great.” This line, spoken by Brad Pitt’s character Tyler Durden about 15 minutes into the movie, echoes the novel’s premise. Tyler’s ego is fragile and so his brashness is ironic. Nevertheless, Tyler is a role model for many young men, whose views on corporate power and the role of women are antithetical to those of their male peers.
How’s That Working Out For You Being Clever – further details
While Fight Club is a dark, grim movie with a sexy premise, the underlying cleverness of the film is a bright spot. Although the film has a problematic approach to its gender issues, it still stands up to the criticisms of many critics. The film is about middle class boys and rejects progressive feminist ideologies. While Fight Club doesn’t have the greatest plotline or best acting performance, it is still a worthy addition to Fincher’s filmography.
The cleverness of the film’s characters and its satirical stance against consumer capitalism is also evident in its subtleties. A fight club is a recurrent theme in the book, and it is the book’s anti-consumerism, and the authors consciously make it seem like an ingenious, even grotesquely ironic strategy. While many people would consider this a clever way to criticize the plight of the middle class, it does so in a lighthearted way.
How’s That Working Out For You Being Clever – ‘How’s that working out for you?’
“How’s that working out for you being clever?” Brad Pitt’s character asks Edward Norton’s nameless narrator about 15 minutes into David Fincher’s movie adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel. This line serves as a preemptive meta-question about the film’s legacy, and the resulting impact is bigger than anyone could have imagined.