Back in 2001, Metaphilm theorized that the movie Fight Club was just a grown up version of Calvin and Hobbes.
In the film Fight Club, the real name of the protagonist (Ed Norton’s character) is never revealed. Many believe the reason behind this anonymity is to give “Jack” more of an everyman quality. Do not be deceived. “Jack” is really Calvin from the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. It’s true. Norton portrays the grown-up version of Calvin, while Brad Pitt plays his imaginary pal, Hobbes, reincarnated as Tyler Durden.
It’s quite the essay. This week High Definite created a visual of the Metaphilm’s essay and posted it on YouTube.