Wednesday, May 28, 2008

This Movie Will Kick Ass

Chuck Palahniuk wrote the book Fight Club before anyone had even intended on making it into a movie. Now, I'm not one of those pro book fascists - Brad Pitt and Ed Norton did the book more than justice - but it's a little tragic how so many people know the first rule about fight club is to not talk about fight club, but have no idea who came up with that line.

Choke is quite possibly a better book by Palahniuk, so you can bet I am excited for it. Today the poster was relayed to my browser thanks to Filmdrunk, and I thought it was worth posting. The trailer may not give this direct of an impression, but this movie will kick ass.

Palahniuk has a knack for crafting enigmatic characters with bizarre habits used to cope with the messed up world they live in - making a great lead for a movie. This time it's Victor Mancini, a sex addict who forces himself to choke on food to grift from fellow diners when he's not working as colonial reenactor. It was just the icing on the cake when it happened to be I read the book while living in Williamsburg.

You don't get a great sense of the plot or the depth of Palahniuk's biting satire (it's only two minutes, after all), but it is a nice introduction to the limited release. I have hopes that it will get enough of a following that eventually more theaters will carry the film and A) I will be able to actually see it, considering State College isn't known for it's theatres and B) People may get behind it on the wave of Fight Club alone.

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