by Chuck Palahniuk
Fight Club Trivia
Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge
Ever since 2009, there have been rumors of a Fight Club musical. Allegedly film director David Fincher and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor have been tossing the idea around for a while. What songs can we expect to hear? "A Spoonful of Lye"? "It's Only Paper Street"? (Source.)
There's a lot of questionable content in Fight Club, but one particular point of contention with film executives was when Marla said "she wanted to have Tyler's abortion" (7.41). Director David Fincher decided to change it—to something just as R-rated (Source.)
Looks like a graphic artist at a paper supply store used Tyler Durden's address on a package of labels. He got the address wrong (it's 5123 NE Paper Street, duh), but it's nice to see the stoner members of Project Mayhem doing their homework.
It's an unwritten rule that popular works with anti-capitalist messages will eventually spawn tacky merchandise that totally misses the point. (See Jim Carrey's The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.) As evidence that Fight Club isn't exempt from the rule, see the 2004 Xbox/PS2 game based on Fight Club. Brad Pitt and Edward Norton refused to let their likenesses be used. Upside? You get to punch Fred Durst in the jaw. (Source.)