Recently, the fight club turned 20 years and since it was released it was considered an iconic film in the cinematographic world. Among the people who starred in this movie we have Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and of course, Helena Bonham Carter. The Fight club has many reasons to stand out and be recognized between a lot of people, but there are some fun facts and information that we want to mention.
This film is based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk where some of the author’s experiences can be observed. One of the scenes that we can observe during the film is when Palahniuk was having a picnic, but the radio from other people around was causing him a lot of annoyance.
The decision he made was to ask them to please lower the volume, but unfortunately these people did not respond in the best possible way and they beat him up. Later, when he returned to work, absolutely no one asked him about the bruises on his face because that would mean having a long conversation with him. For this reason, Palahniuk decided to create Fight Club.
The script for this film was created by Jim Uhls with the help of David Ficher, Andrew Kevin Walter, Edward Norton, and Brad Pitt. In honor of some of them, three detectives in the film were named Andre, Walker and Kevin.
The best 15 curiosities of the Fight Club
Makeup artist Julie Pearce
This data is super interesting because this makeup artist had to study boxing and martial arts to be able to do the best makeup with all the realism of choreographed fights. If she hadn’t done this, it probably wouldn’t have been easy for her to portray the bumps and bruises on the actors.
Julie was completely inspired to do the best makeup because she even designed an ear to recreate the loss of a cartilage. For this she was inspired by the fight where Mike Tyson ripped a large piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear.
If you wonder how they recreated the sweat of the actors, they did it through two techniques. One was to vaporize mineral water over a layer of petroleum jelly and the other was to use unadulterated water.
Brad Pitt’s tooth
Many people would believe that to play this character in Fight Club, Brad Pitt used something to make his teeth look like this during filming but the reality is that this actor got into the role very deeply because he went to the dentist to damaging his tooth.
He did this voluntarily to give his character more realism because he did not have perfect teeth. However, when the filming of the movie ended Brad fixed them again.
The director of this film, David Fincher, during an interview dismissed the idea that many people had that Starbuck glasses were a game. He confirmed that many of the Fight Club scenes feature people with Starbucks glasses in the hands.
Perhaps many people have not realized this, but before this movie begins, a subliminal message appears that lasts a second. The message we are talking about says the following:
“If you are reading this, then this is for you. Every word you are reading in this fine print is another second of your life. Do not you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credibility to anyone who asks for it? Do you read everything that you are supposed to read? Do you think everything that you are supposed to think? Do you buy what you are told you should want? Get out of your apartment.
Find a member of the opposite sex. Stop shopping and excessive masturbation. Quit your job. A fight starts. Prove that you are alive. If you don’t claim your humanity, you will end up being a statistic. You’ve already been warned – Tyler. “
Tyler Durden is the character that Brad Pitt plays. Before he makes his first appearance, we can see him in 4 scenes and in an advertisement about the Bridgeworth suites.
Usually for some fight scenes between some people, the actors fake the punches and the reactions, but this was not the case of the fight between Tyler Durden and Edward Norton. David Fincher told Norton to make the punch real so Pitt’s pain reaction during the movie was completely real, no fake.
Before filming Fight Club, Edward Norton and Brad Pitt received classes in taekwondo, grappling, and boxing. Additionally, for the scenes where they had to fight, they had to learn some choreography where they had to do their part to learn them perfectly.
This is another curious fact about the Fight Club because Helena Bonham asked her makeup artist to apply makeup with her left hand because she considered that her character Marla would not care a lot because she was a woman who did not know how to make up well . On the other hand, this actress wanted to wear platform shoes because she measures 1.57 while some of her companions like Edward Norton measure 1.83.
During the movie, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham share sex scenes that we can only hear. For this, the actors recorded orgasm sounds for three days.
The telephone number
If you are one of the people who may remember Marla Singer’s phone number, this is because you have previously seen the movie Always by your side or also by Teddy in Memento and even by the Hong Kong restaurant in Harriet the spy.
During a speech Tyler Durden is giving to the Fight Club, he mentions rock stars while he was looking directly at Jared Leto. The reason for this is because Leto with his band 30 seconds to mars had gone platinum.
The heavy suit
Meat Loaf is the actor who plays Bob. Throughout the film, he had to wear a birdseed-filled suit that weighed around 45 kilos. In addition, in order to make her fake breasts, two models participated, one with nipples and the other that did not have.
In the Fight Club we can watch that in some scenes Apple is referred to by computers of this brand that the actors explode. However, this is not the only curious fact, during that scene you can watch a clear reference to the Apple’s 1984 ad.
All the recipes for creating explosives featured during this movie were real. However, one of the ingredients was modified to prevent terrorist acts.
In the Fight Club scene where we see Brad Pitt and Edward Norton hitting golf balls while they were drunk, they really were in real life. To shoot this scene they drink a lot to give it more realism.