Basically all it did was interest me in finally revisiting Fight Club.
I have bitter feelings about that movie.
I went to it the first weekend it came out.
I saw it in a crowded theater and laughed and laughed and laughed.
Everyone else stared at me, some in the way like I was a sick fuck and others like I was rudely interrupting their dramatic cinema experience.
But only I laughed.
But then afterward I was the only person I knew for a long time who was dissatisfied with it as a whole experience. It didn't and doesn't make much sense to me.
Perhaps I should finally jump back on the horse and see how I feel almost a decade later.
I do have a question that relates to the events described in Waxman's book.
Now, there was a big marketing brouhaha over Fight Club, which only makes sense. It wouldn't be easy to market. The studio wrote off a female audience, but wrote off Brad Pitt as a turn-off to guys... all makes sense in one way or another.
But what about Ed Norton?
It's gotten worse since Fight Club, but I know of no actor in the last 20 years who has engendered so much outwardly expressed affection from straight men.
Hell, the guy has bad taste in scripts that rivals Kevin Spacey... May even beat it, but I know hardly a straight guy who I can't see their eyes mentally turn over masturbation planning mode every time he has a new movie. If Ed Norton were a gay male predator interested in busting straight male butt cherry, he'd be the most successful of all time. There are straight guys just itching to get sweaty with Ed Norton all over the country.
I guess that doesn't show up on standard studio polling, though, huh?