Sunday, April 22, 2012

Phil attends the Cult Movie screenig of FIGHT CLUB at the Camera 3-April 19, 2012

Hello my fellow cult fanatics and welcome to Month Three of the Cult Movie Series here at the Camera 3 in Downtown San Jose. So for tonight's cult film they screened David Fincher's 1999 film FIGHT CLUB. Your's truly was the host for tonight's screening. Prizes were donated by Streetlight Records and by Time Tunnel Toys, both located here in San Jose. There were also yummy donuts to eat, courtesy of Psycho Donuts located in the lobby.

Theatrical Movie Poster (1999)
Based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk, the film stars Edward Norton as our nameless narrator, a corporate drone and insomniac completely dissatisfied with his life, who befriends the irrepressible force of nature that is soap salesman Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt). Together they start up a bare-knuckles, no-holds-barred fight club, where young, equally bored urban professionals meet once a week and beat the hell out of each other. But all is not what appears to be as Norton discovers Durden's true intentions and has to stop him before anarchy reigns supreme over the city.

The film was released by 20th Century Fox on October 13, 1999! It's hard to believe that the film is now 12 years old! Hell I remember when it first came out. I think I saw it at the now closed Century Capital 16 Theater. Director Fincher started off as a music video director. Some of his most famous videos he made were "Express Yourself", "Oh Father" and "Vogue" for Madonna and "Straight Up", "Forever Your Girl" and "Cold Hearted" for Paula Abdul. He made his feature film debut with ALIEN 3 in 1992. Since then has gone on to direct some groundbreaking and critically acclaimed films such as 1995's SEVEN, 2002's PANIC ROOM, 2007's ZODIAC, 2008's THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, and 2010's award winning biopic film THE SOCIAL NETWORK. His most current film was last year's THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, which was just released on Blu-Ray and DVD back in March.

Next month's cult film is director Terry Gilliam's 1998 film FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, which will be shown on Thursday, May 17th at 9:30pm and again on Saturday, May 19th at midnight, so mark these days on your calender and come out and have some cult movie fun! To view the rest of the Cult Movie Series schedule, visit the Camera Cinemas website at

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the show!

1 comment:

  1. This and Interview With The Vampire are the only Brad Pitt movies I even bother to watch. Love Fight Club. It's such a cult classic. A must see for any movie lover.