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'Fight Club' is 10 Today

Still the best movie of 1999 in my opinion regardless of what the Academy thought. With the cult following it's developed and people introduced to it everyday and a Blu-ray release coming soon Fight Club will probably still be talked about when I'm 50 years old.


Ben said…
I didn't used to follow the Academy Awards, so it came as quite a surprise that American Beauty won the best picture award.

That movie was the purest of crap.

There were definitely a lot of much better movies that year, with Fight Club among the best of them.

But damn American Beauty was stupid.
Ben said…
I consider the following films from 1999 to be better than American Beauty (and these are just ones I've seen):

* 10 Things I Hate About You
* Being John Malkovich
* The Boondock Saints
* Bowfinger
* But I'm a Cheerleader
* eXistenZ
* Eyes Wide Shut
* Fight Club
* Galaxy Quest
* Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
* The Green Mile
* The Matrix
* Mystery Men
* New Waterford Girl
* Office Space
* Payback
* Run Lola Run
* South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
* Three Kings
* Toy Story 2

Obviously these are all better than American Beauty.
Fitz said…
1999 was a great year for film.

Being John Malkovich was probably the strangest movie I've ever seen, but I only saw it once and was watching it from 2-4 a.m. during my nightshift working the desk.

That might have something to do with it.
Ben said…
The betoqued emo filming the bag in the wind scene is one of the crappiest, banal and most insincere moments in film.

Add in Kevin Spacey's poorly simulated ennui; a boring, pretentious plot; lame-assed signalling in the colour pallet and the psuedo-cerebral "surprise" ending and you have a recipe for a film that will be appreciated by the hordes of tasteless idiots who go in for all that bullshit. It's only a shame that enough of these fools abound to elect this crap as the best film of the year. It should have won a razzie.

I prefer my bullshit to be honest, not pretending to be something it's not.

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