Fight Clubbing

I haven’t seen the movie in a while, but when I did see Fight Club, I thought it was pretty darn good. (This is a great post that reminded me of this.) I remember one of my friends in grad school said they thought it was “fascist,” which then turned out to be something people said often enough about the film. If this was a movie about the wonders of fighting as such, and how the men of our time had to become vigilantes, then I could begin to see its problematic plot (though not that it would fascist, which is just a way of saying “I’ve given up on my political tools for analysis”). But generations now of my students have really liked the movie, so it’s better to address how it does depict marshall values as a form of insanity.