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Film industry Fight Club was 's most unlikely success story.
Though the casting directors managed to nab Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter and Brad Pitt to lead the story, they took a gamble on each being their third or fourth choice for the role. Of course, the rest was history. But what don't you know about the cult film?
Director David Fincher claimed in an interview that there is a Starbucks coffee cup in every scene, other than the one in which a coffee shop is destroyed.
Ziskin agreed to the deal and, despite finding the new line even more shocking than the first, didn't pull it from the film. The name comes from a magazine he and Tyler read early on in the film and make references to throughout.
There are several hints throughout the film which foreshadow the final twist. It weighed over lbs. Brad Pitt was not keen for his parents to see the film, but they insisted.
However, they promptly changed their minds after watching the chemical burn scene. Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk was inspired to write Fight Club after he was beaten up on a camping trip for complaining to his neighbours about the noise.
When he returned to work the next day with a bruised face, nobody asked him what had happened and instead pretended not to notice. After the standard copyright warning on the DVD, another warning appears on screen for just a second.
This second warning is from Tyler Durden Brad Pitt : However, the director took Norton aside and secretly instructed him to deliver a real punch — prompting an equally real reaction from Pitt.
Helena Bonham Carter and Brad Pitt spent three whole days recording orgasm sounds for their unseen sex scene. They also took soap making classes from boutique company Auntie Godmother. Helena Bonham Carter had to wear huge platform heels in order to close the height gap between her and Edward Norton.
Recently I watched it again and new ideas emerged.
Norton is 6ft tall, while Bonham Carter is just over 5ft. After beefing up for his role as a neo-Nazi in American History X, Edward Norton chose to lose almost 20lbs for his role as The Narrator - he believed his character was "wasting away, falling apart.
When The Narrator is writing and sending haikus from his desk at work, the names on the email list are actually those of crew members and production assistants. Related Topics.