The big department stores: Meier and Frank… Fredrick and Nelson… Nordstroms… their big display windows each held a simple, pretty scene: But the windows at the J. Newberry's store, damn, they were crammed with dolls and tinsel and spatulas and screwdriver sets and pillows, vacuum cleaners, plastic hangers, gerbils, silk flowers, candy - you get the point.
For academic interpretations of the film, see Interpretations of Fight Club. In that societal emasculation this everyman [the Narrator] is created. Fincher described the Narrator as an " everyman ";  the character is identified in the script as "Jack", but left unnamed in the film.
At the start of the film, he has "killed off" his parents. With Tyler Durden, he kills his god by doing things they are not supposed to do. To complete the process of maturing, the Narrator has to "kill off" his teacher, Tyler Durden.
While Tyler is who the Narrator would want to be, he is not empathetic and does not help the Narrator face decisions in his life "that are complicated and have moral and ethical implications". The Narrator is comfortable being personally connected to Tyler Durden, but he becomes jealous when Tyler becomes sexually involved with Marla.
When the Narrator argues with Tyler about their friendship, Tyler tells him that being friends is secondary to pursuing the philosophy they have been exploring. While Tyler desires "real experiences" of actual fights like the Narrator at first,  he manifests a nihilistic attitude of rejecting and destroying institutions and value systems.
Norton said of the Beetle, "We smash it Before its publication, a 20th Century Fox book scout sent a galley proof of the novel to creative executive Kevin McCormick.
The executive assigned a studio reader to review the proof as a candidate for a film adaptation, but the reader discouraged it.
McCormick then forwarded the proof to producers Lawrence Bender and Art Linsonwho also rejected it. Producers Josh Donen and Ross Bell saw potential and expressed interest. The producers cut out sections to reduce the running time, and they used the shorter script to record its dialogue.
When a new screenwriter, Jim Uhlslobbied Donen and Bell for the job, the producers chose him over Henry. Bell contacted four directors to direct the film. Bryan Singer received the book but did not read it.
Danny Boyle met with Bell and read the book, but he pursued another film. David Fincherwho had read Fight Club and had tried to buy the rights himself, talked with Ziskin about directing the film. He hesitated to accept the assignment with 20th Century Fox at first because he had an unpleasant experience directing the film Alien 3 for the studio.
To repair his relationship with the studio, he met with Ziskin and studio head Bill Mechanic. Producer Art Linson, who joined the project late, met with Pitt regarding the same role. Linson was the senior producer of the two, so the studio sought to cast Pitt instead of Crowe.
Ripley and Man on the Moon. The actor was cast in Runaway Jurybut the film did not reach production. The pieces were restored after filming concluded.
When Pitt was cast, he was concerned that his character, Tyler Durden, was too one-dimensional. Fincher sought the advice of writer-director Cameron Crowewho suggested giving the character more ambiguity. Fincher also hired screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker for assistance. The director invited Pitt and Norton to help revise the script, and the group drafted five revisions in the course of a year.
Palahniuk recalled how the writers debated if film audiences would believe the plot twist from the novel. The director refused, so Milchan threatened Mechanic that New Regency would withdraw financing. Sets were also built in Century City.*Editor's Note: This column is part of a collection of 36 total essays on the craft of writing by Chuck Palahniuk.
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