The Coolest Inside Facts about Fight Club (22 pics)
1.Brad Pitt says he didn't want his parents to see the movie, but he couldn't convince them not to watch. They changed their minds after watching the chemical burn scene.
2.When the Narrator hits Tyler Durden in the ear, Edward Norton actually did hit Brad Pitt in the ear. He was originally going to fake hit him, but before the scene, David Fincher pulled Norton aside and told him to hit him in the ear. After Norton hit him in the scene, you can see him smiling and laughing while Pitt is in pain.
3.When Tyler and the Narrator are fighting and gather a crowd, no one intervenes, but instead look rather bemused.
4.Tyler appears in the film five times before we clearly see him on the moving walkway at the airport. In the first four appearances, he flashes on screen for a single frame 124 of a second and only when the Narrator has insomnia.
5.Marla Singer's phone number, 555-0134, is the same as Teddy's number in Memento. It is also the same as the Hong Kong Restaurant in Harriet the Spy, Eddie Alden's in Someone Like You... and a Mental institution in an episode of Millennium.
6.Some of fake names used by the narrator in the self-help groups are taken from Planet of the Apes Cornelius, as well as classic roles played by Robert De Niro such as Rupert from The King of Comedy and Travis from Taxi Driver.
7.Edward Norton's apartment building, Pearson Towers, which he returns to at the beginning of the film to find his possessions strewn all over the sidewalk is actually Promenade Towers located at 123 South Figueroa in downtown Los Angeles.
8.The sex scene between Tyler and Marla was shot using the same 'bullet-time' technique used in The Matrix.
9.To ensure that Bob's breasts and love handles hung correctly, his fat suit was filled with birdseed, so that it would 'spill' over his pants and give the impression of sagging flesh.
10.Prior to filming, makeup artist Julie Pearce studied UFC bouts to see what kind of makeup effects were needed for the film, as she had never done "realistic fight makeup" before.
11.The layout of The Narrator's Edward Norton apartment was based upon an apartment which director David Fincher lived in when he first moved to LA. Fincher decided to model the location on this apartment because he claims that whilst he was living there, he always wanted to blow it up.
12.Tyler Durden was originally going to recite a workable recipe for home-made explosives as he does in the novel. But in the interest of public safety, the filmmakers decided to substitute fictional recipes for the real ones.
13.Author Chuck Palahniuk has stated that he found the film to be an improvement on his novel.
14.Palahniuk told the producers from the very start that, although he fully supported the adaptation, he wasn't interested in writing the screenplay.
15.Helena Bonham Carter wore platform shoes to help close up the disparity in height between her and Edward Norton and Brad Pitt.
16.The typeface used for the titles and logo is named "Fight This".
17.During rehearsals, Brad Pitt and Edward Norton found out that they both hated the new Volkswagen Beetle with a passion, and for the scene where Tyler and The Narrator are hitting cars with baseball bats, Pitt and Norton insisted that one of the cars be a Beetle.
18.Three detectives in the film are named Detective Andrew, Detective Kevin, and Detective Walker. Andrew Kevin Walker was the writer of the David Fincher film Se7en also starring Brad Pitt, and did some uncredited work on this movie's script.
19.Additionally, they both took soapmaking classes from boutique company Auntie Godmother.
20.Starbucks pulled their name from the coffee shop destruction scene. They didn't mind the director placing their product throughout the film, but did not want their name to be destroyed in that scene. Therefore, the gold globe crashes into a shop named Gratifico Coffee.
21.David Fincher claimed in an interview in UK film magazine Empire, that there is a Starbucks coffee cup visible in every shot in the movie...not sure if i believe it though.
22.Director David Fincher shot over 1,500 reels of film, more than three times the usual amount for a 120 minute film.