Tuesday, July 11, 2006

I am Jack's...

...insatiable spiritual thirst.

I watched Fight Club for the first time yesterday. (I know I'm like 7 years behind, sorry :) ) I was inspired to watch it after reading my fellow blogger's post, Esprit Noir. (Check his blog out when you have the time, great stuff.) So I called up the DVD guy close by and watched it last evening. It was mind-blowing shit. I now know why it was such a cult film. For those of you who've watched it, here's a quote from the movie I just love. For those who haven't watched it, please do. Here goes:

"Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off." - Tyler Durden

I'm fighting my war. Are you fighting yours?


haathi said...

brilllliant movie. at first it was just one of those psycho crazy over the top kind of movies..which i was so overhwlemed by, i thought i liked.

but watched it a 2nd time over and REALLY lked it for more than it aims to be on the surface. i loved it.

Alexys Fairfield said...

I don't usually like what the masses deem good, but I must admit Fight Club was the exception. As someone who has written screenplays, I can appreciate the integrity of the writing and the character development.

Not really a fan of Brad Pitt, but this was probably his best performance. Ed Norton was good, but he is excellent in American History X.

Fight Club captures the dark, desolation of feeling like you don't belong in society and the stark truths it represents for the misfits who feel like they will never fit in. It's a superb examination of the struggle we all face and the point we choose to fight.

"We're consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don't concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy's name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra."


Noojes said...

Are u ok?


Ajeya said...

haathi... i love it too!

alexys... we are by-products of lifestyle obsession

noojes... i'm fine. spent the night in bandra at a friend's place. thanks for asking. glad you and your mom are safe too.

EspritNoir said...

salaam ajeya,
i'm glad you liked the movie...kinda changes your whole perspective on things doesnt it? one of the "defining movies" of the current era, to use "bigbig" words:)
thank you for the compliment. much appreciated...am running a quick poll on my site, so hope you can lemme have your opinion on the same. take care, and here's wishing u all the best in your spiritual journey...:)