Color By Numbers: Fight Club
I am Jack’s beautiful, dark, twisted fantasy.
David Fincher’s violent and political black comedy, based on Chuck Palahniuk’s infamous novel of the same name, depicts a post-capitalist urban dystopia almost overwhelmingly populated by desperate men. From the sickly glow of fluorescent lights to Tyler Durden’s over-the-top sartorial choices, every color (and color contrast) in this heavily-quoted modern cult classic was meticulously combined — and contrasted— in every scene. In the basement where the punching happens, for example warm lights and warm blood make the scene feel more real and more human than the scenes in office buildings or houses, which are by comparison heavy on sterile, sinister blue and green hues. Watch this video to find out more about how color created the world of Fight Club, which still packs a killer punch almost 20 years after it was released.