Thursday, August 23, 2012

ENG 281 Ethics/Film: 2nd Week -- Fight Club

Fight Club (USA: David Fincher, 1999: 139 mins)

Baughman, Rhonda and Jonathan Beller. "Fight Club's Utopian Dick." Pop Matters (October 14, 1999)

Diken, Bülent and Carsten Bagge Laustsen, "‘Enjoy your fight! – Fight Club as a Symptom of the Network Society," (Published by the Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK: November 13, 2003)

Eig, Jonathan. "A beautiful mind(fuck): Hollywood structures of identity." Jump Cut #46 (2003)

“Entertainment Media Analysis Report: Fight Club.” ChildCare Action Project: Christian Analysis of American Culture (2000)

Erickson, Steve. "Fight Club." [Personal Website: 1999]

Frazer, Bryant. "Fight Club." Deep Focus (October 1999)

Gargett, Adrian. "Doppelganger: Exploded States of Consciousness in Fight Club." Disinformation (August 22, 2001)

Graeber, David. Debt: The First 5,000 Years. Brooklyn, NY: Melville House Publishing, 2011. [Was reading the 1st chapter of this book at the same time as I was preparing for the Fall 2012 Ethics/Film screening of Fight Club -- it changed the way I conceived of the meaning of the dramatic ending of the film: "By the same token, for the last five thousand years, with remarkable regularity, popular insurrections have begun the same way: with the ritual destruction of the debt records--tablets, papyri, ledgers, whatever form they might have taken in any particular time and place. (8)"]

Hulsizer, Tim. "Calvin & Hobbes vs Fight Club." Blogsizer (no date)

Lizardo, Omar. "Fight Club, or the Cultural Contradictions of Late Capitalism." Journal for Cultural Research 11.3 (July 2007)

Probst, Christopher. "Anarchy in the USA." American Cinematographer (November 1999)

Rothe-Kushel, Jethro. "Fight Club: A Ritual Cure For The Spiritual Ailment Of American Masculinity." The Film Journal #8 (2002)

Rushkoff, Douglas. "They Say." Coercion: Why We Listen to What 'They' Say'. (NY: Metropolitan Books, 1999: 1-26)

Zavodny, John. “I Am Jack’s Wasted Life: Fight Club and Personal Identity.” Movies and the Meaning of Life: Philosophers Take on Hollywood. eds. Kimberly A. Blessing and Paul J. Tudico. Chicago: Open Court, 2005: 47-60. [Professor has copy]

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