Fight Club was one of those nineties films that turned out to be a cult classic. The film tackles anti-consumerism and encourages watchers to avoid listening to what corporations tell you to buy. Based on the book of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk, the movie is full of great quotes and an ensemble cast.
But, one of the most beloved movies has controversy behind it, even before it was released in theaters. As the movie approaches its 20th anniversary, these are some juicy details that you may not have known about it.
Despite the popularity, many people argue about the core message the film gives.
The Idea For The Book Started With An Actual Fight
While camping with friends, Chuck Palahniuk became inspired to write the book Fight Club. This comes from an incident with his friends after the author complained to other campers that they were playing their radio too loudly.
Afterward, a fight broke out and Palahniuk went into work the following Monday with his face smashed up. Thankfully, none of his co-workers who saw his face after the incident acknowledged he looked any different. Their reluctance to learn what happened inspired him to write the book.