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20 Greatest Opening Lines In Movie History

20. Fight Club

"People are always asking me if I know Tyler Durden." David Fincher is a tricksy little fellow. In Fight Club, he decides to give away the entire twist of the movie in the very first line -- but you only realize that after you've watched the whole thing. When Ed Norton comments on how people always ask him if he knows Tyler Durden, its a sly wink at their shared identity, and it's infuriating when you realize exactly how many clues you were given throughout the film that were disguised as seemingly innocuous comments. The twist is expertly crafted by a master filmmaker right from the first line of the movie.
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Audrey Fox is an ex-film student, which means that she prefers to spend her days in the dark, watching movies and pondering the director's use of diegetic sound. She currently works as an entertainment writer, joyfully rambling about all things film and television related. Add her on Twitter at @audonamission and check out her film blog at 1001moviesandbeyond.com.