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VFX artist Richard Trammell presents: Fight Club minus Tyler Durden [via] posted by figurant (25 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
The composition work is a little shaky just as he hits him in the ear, but otherwise brilliant.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 11:03 PM on January 21


I dunno about this. Wouldn't Tyler not being there disrupt the whole plot of the movie? You can't just remove a character and expect the plot not to change drastically!
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:53 PM on January 21 [18 favorites]


Richard Trammell should do this again with different scenes of the film sometime.

*drops bottle on ground*
posted by infinitewindow at 2:05 AM on January 22


I'm with Pope Guilty. This is sort of like one of those re-imagined Garfield strips in which the cat doesn't actually talk.
posted by itstheclamsname at 2:44 AM on January 22


Have you guys actually seen the end of the movie?
posted by empath at 2:58 AM on January 22 [2 favorites]


Is there a word for the point in a conversation when you can no longer tell which comments are sincere and which comments are exceedingly dry sarcasm? Because that word.
posted by logicpunk at 3:19 AM on January 22 [29 favorites]


Sarchasim?
posted by littlesq at 3:25 AM on January 22 [2 favorites]


I'm going to go with sarchasm; a hole from which the illumination of knowledge can no longer escape.
posted by solarion at 3:40 AM on January 22 [17 favorites]


Until this thread, I'd assumed that Pope Guilty was a Palahniuk lift from Haunted, but upon looking it up, I find out that it wasn't.
posted by Shepherd at 3:43 AM on January 22


Was Haunted the one with the people trapped in the theater and making their lives worse and worse so the story would be even more dramatic when they were rescued? I read about half of that on a plane and it was so dreadfully bad I couldn't go on. Lullaby was okay, though.
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:47 AM on January 22


Is there a word for the point in a conversation when you can no longer tell which comments are sincere and which comments are exceedingly dry sarcasm?

Weird Twitter.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 4:28 AM on January 22 [3 favorites]


Is there a word for the point in a conversation when you can no longer tell which comments are sincere and which comments are exceedingly dry sarcasm?

MetaFilter?
posted by Pre-Taped Call In Show at 5:03 AM on January 22 [7 favorites]


Corollary to Clarke's 3rd Law: Sufficiently advanced sarcasm is indistinguishable from sincerity.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:22 AM on January 22 [12 favorites]


Save Ferris.
posted by The Bellman at 7:09 AM on January 22


Wasn't about half of this minus-Tyler scene already in the movie? Nice compositing but I would have picked one of the scenes we haven't already seen without him. Edward Norton talking to no one about his father in an abandoned house might be funny. Or stealing fat.
posted by echo target at 7:44 AM on January 22


Wasn't about half of this minus-Tyler scene already in the movie?

Only a couple of brief glimmers around the reveal. The film did a great job of evoking the cinematic notion of Tyler-less twin scenes with very limited cutting to some modified reshoots, but there's probably ten times the running length in this one edited scene as there was actual scene-again-without-Tyler material in the theatrical release, is what I remember.

Although I'm curious now how much of the twin scenes Fincher actually shot. Would be kind of great if it turns out there's significant cutting-room floor footage of Norton having most of the Tyler-Jack dialogues with himself.
posted by cortex at 7:48 AM on January 22


If you followed the same path and did this with Inception, you'd pretty much just have a 148 minute version of Warhol's Sleep, but with a larger cast and in color.
posted by chambers at 9:08 AM on January 22


MetaFilter?


MetaFilter: MetaFilter?
posted by Celsius1414 at 10:00 AM on January 22 [4 favorites]


All I can say is, if I saw a guy beating the shit out of himself in a parking lot, I would not ask him whether there was some kind of club I could join
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:01 AM on January 22 [7 favorites]


Are aol.com email addresses cool now in a hip-to-be-square kind of way?
posted by Xalf at 10:05 AM on January 22


Hm, but after Wendy locked Jack in the pantry, Delbert Grady let him out, indicating that the strange goings-on during the winter aren't completely insanity/delirium/cabin fever.
posted by johnofjack at 10:24 AM on January 22


I'm with Pope Guilty. This is sort of like one of those re-imagined Garfield strips in which the cat doesn't actually talk.

It's almost precisely like garfield minus garfield, which was genius. Not only does Garfield not talk, he's not even there.
posted by Celsius1414 at 12:23 PM on January 22


I heard about this movie. Isn't the whole thing in Ed Norton's mind the whole time? So this is just pretending that Brad Pitt really isn't there, I think. If so, by gum that's pretty cool! It would've been better if he made Ed Norton look like he wasn't talking to himself because if it's true that Brad Pitt isn't real, then who is he talking to this whole time? Maybe in 20 years, VFX will advance to a point where this clip will actually make sense. Because now it's really confusing to me. Maybe he should make one where Brad Pitt is there but Ed Norton isn't. Because I think Brad Pitt is supposed to be like, the "Real" Ed Norton. Or at least, Ed Norton's true feelings. Anyway, maybe I should see this Fight Club movie some day. I heard it's kinda dumb though.
posted by ReeMonster at 12:51 PM on January 22


You can't just remove a character and expect the plot not to change drastically!

I'd like to see Johnny Depp's movies without Johnny Depp in them. Maybe they'd be watchable then.
posted by anothermug at 6:43 PM on January 22


Next do Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
posted by RobotHero at 10:22 PM on January 22


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