David Fincher’s 1999 film Fight Club sees renewed interest online after being labeled a “red flag” movie
David Fincher’s 1999 cult classic Fight Club is making waves on social media.
Fight Club began trending after a Twitter user posited the question, “We all know red flag movies, Fight Club, The Joker, etc, that we all can spot on sight, but is there any green flag movies? Movies that you hear someone say that makes you instantly trust or like a person?” While the tweet was seemingly designed to generate positivity, however, many people took issue with the “red flag movies” element of the question.
We do not “all know red flag movies” like Fight Club and Joker.
But to answer the question, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 https://t.co/mJ1xOInzTc
— Justin Whang 🐙 (@JustinWhang) August 23, 2021
Interestingly my red flag is people who assume anyone who appreciates FIGHT CLUB is part of the fairly small portion of its audience that misreads it as a serious call to arms https://t.co/5HawYlvoM8
— Jason Bailey (@jasondashbailey) August 23, 2021
god, film twitter discourse is exhausting
liking fight club is not a red flag. idolizing tyler durden is. shut the fuck up
— Kat Cosgrove (@Dixie3Flatline) August 23, 2021
lol fuck this, Fight Club’s one of my favorite movies, and if you’re gonna judge me based on that just that, i dont want anything to do with you. Red flag movies, get out of here. https://t.co/WTwjqx3FOT
— Mitchell Saltzman (@JurassicRabbit) August 23, 2021
Directed by Fincher, Fight Club is based on the 1996 Chuck Palahniuk novel of the same name and stars Edward Norton and Brad Pitt as a duo that decides to open up an underground fight club. Over the course of the film, it’s revealed that Norton’s unnamed office worker and Pitt’s soap salesman are actually the same man: Tyler Durden.
Since its release, Fight Club has generated controversy in some circles for how viewers perceive the demonstrably unstable and problematic Tyler Durden. There were also, of course, the real-life fight clubs that sprung up in response to the film.
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