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Fight Club

Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, Jared Leto
Ernest Hemingway | Sylvia Plath | alprazolam | Xanax | amobarbital-secobarbital | Tuinal | amyl nitrite | secobarbital | Seconal | testosterone | valerian | hormone
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Narrator, an auto recall coordinator: "This was a support group for men with testicular cancer."
Referring to Bob: ”... then hormone therapy... He developed bitch tits because his testosterone was too high...” (0:03)

Narrator: "With insomnia, nothing is real." (0:03)

Narrator: "Like so many others, I had become a slave to the IKEA nesting instinct." (0:04)

Doctor: "You can't die from insomnia."
Jack: ”What about narcolepsy?”
Narrator: ”Red and blue Tuinals, lipstick red Seconals.”
Doctor: ”Choose some valerian root...” (0:05)

Support group meeting
Bob tells Cornelius, ”You know, using steroids.” (0:07)

Narrator, referring to support groups: "I became addicted."
List of support groups: ”Alcoholics Anonymous...” (0:09)

Narrator: "When you have insomnia, you're never really asleep and you're never really awake." (0:12)

Support group member Chloe: "I have... amyl nitrate." (0:13)

Rupert tells Marla, referring to dying,"In the Tibetan philosophy, Sylvia Plath sense of the word..."
”It becomes an addiction.”
”But I'm going to take the organic brain dementia...” (0:15)

Soap salesman Tyler tells the narrator, sitting next to him on an airplane, "The illusion of safety."
”Oxygen gets you high. In a catastrophic emergency you're taking giant panicked breaths. Suddenly you become euphoric, docile.” (0:22)

Tyler: "We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession." (0:30)

Narrator: "God, this is crazy."
Tyler: ”So go crazy.”
Narrator: ”This is crazy.” (0:34)

Narrator: "It used to be that when I came home angry or depressed, I’d just clean my condo." (0:40)

Tyler answers narrator: "Hemingway." (0:44)

Narrator: "The hysterical shouting was in tongues." (0:46)

By telephone, Marla tells narrator, "I haven't seen you in any support groups."
”I've got a stomach full of Xanax.”
”This isn't a for-real suicide thing.” (0:47)

Narrator: "I am Jack's raging bile duct." (0:52)

Narrator: "I'm six years old again, passing messages between parents."
Marla: ”You are such a nutcase.”
Tyler, referring to Marla: ”At least she's trying to hit bottom.” (0:59)

Tyler tells narrator, "You're one step closer to hitting bottom." (1:04)

Narrator tells his boss Richard, "... This buttoned-down, Oxford cloth psycho might just step in then stalk from office to office..." (1:05)

Bob tells the narrator, referring to the founder of Fight Club, "Supposedly, he was born in a mental institution..." (1:08)

Tavern owner Lou, referring to Fight Club: "... guys are loony." (1:13)

A man asks a fight club member, "You crazy?" (1:15)

Richard asks narrator, "Who... do you think you are, you crazy little shit?" (1:16)

Tyler: "Run, Forrest, run!" (1:23)

Tyler asks narrator, "Where'd you go, psycho boy?" (1:36)

Tyler tells narrator, "Hitting bottom isn't a weekend retreat."
”Stop trying to control everything, and just let go. Let go! ” (1:39)

Narrator tells Project Mayhem, "You morons." (1:46)

Narrator tells a clerk, "You're a moron." (1:49)

Narrator: "I was living in a state of perpetual deja vu." (1:49)

Narrator answers Tyler: "Because we're the same person."
”This is crazy.”
”You are insane.”
Tyler: ”No, you're insane...” (1:53)

Narrator: "Deja vu all over again." (1:55)

Marla tells narrator, "You're an insane person." (1:58)

Narrator asks police officers, "Are you... out of your minds?" (2:02)

Tyler tells narrator, "Man, you look like a crazy person." (2:05)

Tyler tells narrator, "Ah, flashback humor."
Narrator: ”You're a... hallucination.”
Tyler: ”I didn't create some loser alter-ego to make myself feel better.”
”Why do you want to put a gun to your head?”
Narrator places the muzzle of his pistol in his mouth and fires.
Marla: ”You shot yourself?” (2:09)

Reference in Sensitivity Training.