"[Fight Club] was in fact a hugely right-wing film . . . masquerading as the opposite."
Amen! The movie resonates with (many) viewers because it articulates an alienated state that they recognize (from experience). The movie provides a fantasy catharsis at the end, when the (spoiler alert) credit card HQs all get blown up, but not before it's distanced itself *completely* from its primary "revolutionary" character.
Loudmax's comment, above, "All [this] proves is that Hollywood is to the right of the Communist party, which is no staggering surprise," could certainly be applied to my entire analysis. Although I'm not a Communist, it's true that just about everything to the right of the Communist party looks pretty far right. (Hell, NPR strikes me as too conservative.)posted by jbushnell at 6:03 PM on April 9, 2001
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