Artículo cinematográfico del club de la pelea (en inglés)

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(English magazine article)
Fight Club, a cry of freedom

Fight Club is a 1999 American film based on the novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher and the characters were represented by the stars Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton plays the unnamed protagonist, an "everyman" who is discontented with his white-collar job. He formsa "fight club" with a soap maker: Tyler Durden, played by Pitt, and becomes embroiled in a relationship with him and a dissolute woman, Marla Singer, played by Bonham Carter.
The plot is awesome, because it shows how the modern society makes feel normal people like nobody important in comparison with the huge industries and commerce. Fincher makes us believe that this rebel character: TylerDurden is real, but at the end of the movie we realize that everything was made by a sick mind, that was struggling with insomnia. Norton tries to avoid loneliness through him, the solace received starts to turn into a kind of obsession, and Durden suggests Norton to make a fight club, this organization will serve to all those men who feel ruined they want “a feeling of life” the same as ourprotagonist. The adrenalin secreted makes them to set free all those tensions caused by a monotonous life. This organization has an important rule
"The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club." The second rule is the same. Should we even be talking about Fight Club?”
That’s how this organization kept secret and remained in the silence, but and the same time was getting bigger andbigger among its members, as an anti-corporate and anti-capitalist organization. Due to it was taking so much importance; the association is now known as the Project Mayhem. Durden starts to make a kind of system around the fight club. He was planning to destroy the most important buildings of credit card companies, by an original mechanism, this is converting the soap into dynamite. The objectivewas to make our society starts from zero, without debts and all we being equals. Never the less Norton felt that he wasn’t being asked for the new plans. In fact, he didn’t even know about this huge plan, he knows it just in the end of the movie. So he was getting annoyed. The story develops as follows:
The narrator (Norton) complains to Tyler that he wants to be more involved in the organization,but Tyler suddenly disappears. When a member of Project Mayhem is killed by the police during a botched sabotage operation, the narrator tries to shut down the project, and follows evidence of Tyler's national travels to track him down. In one city, a Project member greets the narrator as Tyler Durden. The narrator calls Marla from his hotel room and discovers that Marla also believes him to beTyler. He suddenly sees Tyler in his room, and Tyler explains that they are dissociated personalities in the same body! Tyler controls the narrator's body when the narrator is asleep.
The narrator blacks out after the conversation. When he wakes, he discovers from his telephone log that Tyler made calls during his blackout. He uncovers Tyler's plans to erase debt by destroying buildings thatcontain credit card companies' records. The narrator tries to contact the police but to his surprise he finds that the officers are also members of the Project! He attempts to disarm explosives in a building, but Tyler subdues him and moves to a safe building to watch the destruction. The narrator, held by Tyler at gunpoint, realizes that in sharing the same body with Tyler, he himself is actuallyholding the gun. He fires it into his mouth, shooting through the cheek without killing himself. Tyler collapses with an exit wound to the back of his head, and the narrator stops mentally projecting him. Afterward, Project Mayhem members bring a kidnapped Marla to him, believing him to be Tyler, and leave them alone. The explosives detonate, collapsing the buildings, and the narrator and Marla...
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