The big moment has finally arrived. It’s time for the M-Net Movie Bucket List Top 10 Countdown.
The M-Net Movies Bucket List pop-up channel (109) is well under way as the channel counts down 100 popular and iconic Hollywood movies to see before you die.
Get to learn more about these iconic films with fascinating trivia and see movie critic heavyweight Leon van Nierop’s thoughts on you’re the top 10.
FIGHT CLUB at 20:00
Brad Pitt and Edward Norton drive this daring David Fincher film that’s a mix of violence and social satire. A disillusioned man and mysterious stranger bond and form a fight club.
Leon van Nierop: “We’re half way through the M-Net Movies Bucket List. It’s time for one of the most controversial films ever made. You can let yourself completely go when you watch Fight Club, you can make yourself disappear into Fight Club.”
Leon van Nierop: “Usually one is abhorred by violence yet in Fight Club there is also subtext in violence. Fight Club needs to be watched again and again…remember there are subliminal images in the film and those images also appeal to your subconscious.”
Author Chuck Palahniuk has stated that he found the film to be an improvement on his novel.
Brad Pitt says he did not want his parents to see the movie, but he could not convince them not to watch it. They changed their minds after watching the chemical burn scene.
Producer Ross Grayson Bell initially wanted Russell Crowe to play Tyler Durden, but he was overruled by fellow producer Art Linson, who felt Brad Pitt was the better choice. Bell has since said that he is glad Linson stepped in, as he can’t imagine anyone being as good in the role as Pitt proved to be.
Three detectives in the film are named Detective Andrew, Detective Kevin, and Detective Walker. ‘Andrew Kevin Walker’ was the writer of the David Fincher film Se7en (1995) (also starring Brad Pitt), and did some uncredited work on this movie’s script.
Brad Pitt and Edward Norton both really learned how to make soap.
Although he refused to smoke in Rounders (1998) (his character played poker for cigarettes, but did not smoke), Edward Norton agreed to smoke for this film.
Bob wears a shirt during his fights, despite one of the eight rules being you are not allowed to wear shirts or shoes during fights. This was because Meat Loaf’s fat suit had to be covered during these scenes.