Fight Club is a 1999 American film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher and stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton plays the unnamed protagonist, referred to as the narrator, who is discontented with his white-collar job. He forms a “fight club” with soap maker Tyler Durden, played by Pitt, and they are joined by men who also want to fight recreationally. The narrator becomes embroiled in a relationship with Durden and a dissolute woman, Marla Singer, played by Bonham Carter.
0:06 The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club.
0:11 The second rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club.
0:18 Third rule of Fight Club: Someone yells stop, goes limp, taps out, the fight is over.
0:25 Fourth rule: only two guys to a fight.
0:28 Fifth rule: one fight at a time, fellas.
0:32 Sixth rule: no shirts, no shoes.
0:36 Seventh rule: Fights will go on as long as they have to.
0:42 And the eighth and final rule: If this is your first night at Fight Club, you have to fight.
Fight Club was nominated for the 2000 Academy Award for Best Sound Editing, but it lost to The Matrix. Bonham Carter won the 2000 Empire Award for Best British Actress. The Online Film Critics Society also nominated Fight Club for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Norton), Best Editing, and Best Adapted Screenplay (Uhls). Though the film won none of the awards, the organization listed Fight Club as one of the top ten films of 1999. The soundtrack was nominated for a BRIT Award, losing to Notting Hill.