20 Things You Didn't Know About Fight Club

Let’s have a chat about Fight Club. What’s that? Why not?

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In two months it’ll be the 20th anniversary of the world premiere of David Fincher’s brutal satire Fight Club. It’s a dense, intelligent movie that rewards repeated viewing, snatches of dialogue taking on deeper resonance over time.

What this means is that, despite the first - and second - rule of Fight Club (hey, sing along if you know the words), a lot of people have spent a lot of time talking about Fight Club.

The internet is dotted with articles detailing trivia, Easter Eggs and theories (many stolen from each other: if one’s made a mistake, so have two dozen others). For film buffs, this film is the gift that keeps on giving.

That being the case, it’s been a challenge to come up with twenty snippets of information for the 20th anniversary that aren’t necessarily common knowledge amongst every Fight Club fan in the world: theories, quotes, trivia and filmmaking facts that not everyone knows.

But let’s be honest. Many of you will have already read about a couple of these little tidbits, and some of you will be familiar with several. However, only movie anoraks will know most of them - and it’d take a true Fight Club obsessive to tick off the lot.

So which are you? And can you trump us and come up with something more... something that you think no one else will know?

And obviously there are spoilers, but come on - it’s been twenty years now.


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