10 years ago today…

Posted by · 8:25 am · October 15th, 2009

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  • 1 10-15-2009 at 8:30 am

    Brian said...

    Whooooooa. 1999 FTW.

  • 2 10-15-2009 at 8:44 am

    Zac said...

    I’ve still got my ticket stub for this in my 2-disc DVD case. I don’t remember what day I saw it, but I’m pretty sure it was opening weekend.

    I don’t know if this, Se7en or Zodiac is David Fincher’s best movie. All 3 are masterpieces in my opinion.

    Fight Club is #3 on my Top 10 of 1999 behind American Beauty and The Matrix.

  • 3 10-15-2009 at 10:29 am

    geha714 said...

    Even if Seven and Zodiac are masterpieces in their own right, Fight Club is hands down Fincher’s finest. This movie is so unique that it will continue to be seen in decades to come. The themes are still relevant more than ever today, the visuals are still engaging and some of the dialogue are now part of the culture. Yesterday, I was thinking how awesome would be to carry a T-Shirt saying “I’ll fight Gandhi!”.

    Happy birthday, Fight Club!

    “On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero”

  • 4 10-15-2009 at 10:36 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    This is probably my #1 of 1999. I’ve seen it countless times, and I discover something new with each viewing.

  • 5 10-15-2009 at 1:05 pm

    John Travolta said...

    Thank you very much for posting this.
    For me its between Zodiac and Fight Club as Fincher’s best films. I’ll go with Fight Club but i love both films for different reasons, but i agree largely with geha714

  • 6 10-15-2009 at 1:28 pm

    Jonathan Foster said...

    Remember when you drove me to see it at North Point ten years ago yesterday?

  • 7 10-15-2009 at 1:31 pm

    Chris138 said...

    Se7en remains my favorite Fincher film. Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since this movie was out.

  • 8 10-15-2009 at 2:22 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...


  • 9 10-15-2009 at 2:26 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...


  • 10 10-15-2009 at 2:30 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    The context:

    Foster and I went to film school together. Fight Club was actually the first film I remember seeing in advance of release, prior to doing all this nonsense. We screened it at school. This was Wednesday.

    I worked at a movie theater at the time, which was getting the film on Friday. I screened it Thursday as we did all Friday releases, the night before, and brought Foster along.

    Opening day — no Fight Club for me. But I came back with some friends Saturday to see it again.

    Three times in four days. Jeez, I don’t think I’ve ever done that before or since, and I haven’t even thought about that fact until now.

    Blast from the past!

  • 11 10-15-2009 at 6:54 pm

    Speaking English said...

    It’s a good film, but one that leaves me with a pretty sour aftertaste. Somewhere in between the grueling nihilism, hyper-glorified violence and self-conscious hipster verve gets lost some very interesting sociological themes. The anti-corporate commentary is powerful until the film, I feel, revels in the violent Hollywood conformism it allegedly criticizes. Perhaps that’s the point. It doesn’t totally work for me.

    Not a huge Fincher fan, but “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is the film that hit me hardest.

  • 12 10-15-2009 at 7:27 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

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  • 13 10-15-2009 at 7:43 pm

    leocdc said...

    I love David Fincher as a filmmaker and as a revolutionary guy on the movie’s world. Almost every single one of their movies are masterpieces, and that’s very unlikely on this days. I remember seeing for the first time Seven, after almost 5 years growing to see it (because my dad didn’t let me for my age). Finally I get it but with almost no sound, but was so sublime and perfect that becomes one of my favourites. After all i saw this movie but not enterily and it was so mind-blowing!! I’ve seen it just 2 times but I know I have to see it a lot of more times. And I love almost all the details of this movie (character development, visuals (:O), script and performances. I just didn’t love that on the middle it had a lot of sex and I was a little uncomfortable).
    Grettings from Chile (do you know that a country on Southamerica is called Chile, right?)

  • 14 10-15-2009 at 7:46 pm

    leocdc said...

    What a great year was that!!
    And by the way, I’ve read that you’re thinking that this is the best year of the decade (like 99′ on the 90’s) but what about the 07′?
    That was an incredible year for movies (followed by the almost horrible 08′)

  • 15 10-15-2009 at 9:41 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    “Not a huge Fincher fan, but “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is the film that hit me hardest.”

    Funny you should say that, because I’m a huge Fincher fan, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is the only film of his that I *hated*. I mean, Panic Room left me cold and I don’t count Alien³ as a Fincher film, but so many scenes and characters infuriated me while watching it that I count it among Chocolat and The Reader as one of the most embarassing Best Picture nominees of this decade.

    Different strokes for different folks, I guess. Maybe Button is the Fincher film for people who don’t like Fincher.

  • 16 10-16-2009 at 7:31 am

    Eunice said...

    I just saw this for the first time last week. I was blown away. One of Fincher’s best ever.

  • 17 10-19-2009 at 9:01 am

    tunktunk said...

    “Three times in four days. Jeez, I don’t think I’ve ever done that before or since, and I haven’t even thought about that fact until now.”

    Saw it on the Friday it opened. Then went to see again twice during the week. So mine is 3 times in a week. Never done anything like that since.