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Rule #1. Don't talk about Fight Club
I noticed that one of my LJ friends mentioned Fight Club. I saw that movie for the first time this summer, and it disturbed me a bit. It disturbed me because I liked it a lot more than I expected to. (I tend to hate movies with Big Name Actors, and Brad Pitt is (was?) the canonical Big Name Actor That Sucks.)

If you want to really trip out, watch it right after you've read a book or two by Warren Farrell.

Current Mood: introspective
Current Music: Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Into The Battle Mix), from "Toys"

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wendolen From: wendolen Date: December 24th, 2001 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Brad Pitt only sucks if he's in the suburban-matron's-wet-dream kinda role. (Ewww, Legends Of The Fall.)

In 12 Monkeys, in Snatch, definitely in Fight Club, he's stellar, and even hot. He needs to play erratic psychos. :)
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: December 25th, 2001 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hot?

He's "hot" because he's "psycho", which
is part of the point and message of the movie.

And in my experience so far, men who have seen it nod and understand the unfairness of that, and the women who see it just say "He was hot", and dont quite "get it".
wendolen From: wendolen Date: December 25th, 2001 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hot?

No -- don't underestimate me. I get it. If you could review my relationship history, believe me, you'd be unable to deny that I get it. I'm not sure that I see an unfairness, but then I don't look for justice from facts.

What I was getting at, about Brad Pitt, is that he's hot ONLY when he's psycho, which is not a statement about men or attractiveness in general.
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