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We need some more Chuck Palahniuk film adaptations.

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Reply #75 on: November 04, 2008, 03:20:15 PM
Survivor is way too much like Fight Club.

How does Haunted become a movie?



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Reply #76 on: November 04, 2008, 03:56:32 PM
How does Haunted become a movie?
a friend of mine was in a fairly successful amateur theatre version of it. it can be done.


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Reply #77 on: November 04, 2008, 11:10:56 PM
Re: Thread title from 03 (not the poster) - No we don't.

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Reply #78 on: November 07, 2008, 01:35:58 AM
Survivor is way too much like Fight Club.


I see similarities in the narrator's tone, but nothing further. Though, the same complaint could be given to any of Palahniuk's novels. Regardless of character's variances, they all end up speaking with such a similiar infection and world view that it's become redundant. Basically, he's the nihilistic literary equivalent of Kevin Smith. That one-two-three combo of Fight/Club/Monsters/Survivor... and, to an extent, Survivor... is really hard to beat, though.

However, I don't think I've read Survivor in over six years, so if pressed, you probably could trump me in regards to their similarities.


Except that Invisible Monsters is. Or Diary.



Couldn't get into Diary... but I'll gladly accept Invisible Monsters as a formidable argument. I just prefer Survivor.
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Reply #79 on: November 07, 2008, 11:47:14 AM
Fight/Club/Monsters/Survivor... and, to an extent, Survivor


Fight
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Monsters
Survivor
Survivor

Top five Palahniuk books


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Reply #80 on: November 07, 2008, 12:02:52 PM
I should probably correct that to read Fight Club/Monsters/Survivor... Choke.

But, fuck it... I'm sticking with Fight/Club/Monsters/Survivor/Survivor
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Reply #81 on: November 08, 2008, 03:14:54 AM
I would love to see Monsters over anything else, if for no other reason, just to bask in the glory of a film with a facially mutilated super model protagonist.

Diary could also be a very effective film if handled properly, (i.e. by someone other than Clark Gregg).

I agree that Palahniuk's voice tends to envelop, and sometimes eclipse the characters he writes. I'm very divided about the way he presents them as well. He gives his book's inhabitants very specific activities, hobbies, jobs, etc. which fiction 101 says, should individualize them. The problem is, he leans too heavily on processes or little factoids, writing them in a frustratingly consistent rhythm so that somehow the characters, no matter how varied their jobs or surroundings, always end up feeling like one person.

All of the seemingly random bits of knowledge Tyler/Jack(or Joe in the book I think) possesses served Fight Club's story as well as being interesting on their own merit because at the time, Chuck's voice was fresh.

The novelty has long since worn off and our boy needs to shut up for a second and listen to his characters. He may realize that they don't all sound exactly like him.
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