Film: Fight Club
The readings from the last two modules have covered conflict theory (Karl Marx) and critical theory (the Frankfurt School). Write an initial post that addresses the following: In what ways are the ideas of Karl Marx and/or the Frankfurt School manifested in your film? Explain how and why. Justify your argument by giving specific details and rationale tied directly back to the ideas of conflict theory and critical theory. Identify specific scenes to illustrate your ideas. For example, does your film illustrate Marx’s idea that fetishization attributes magical qualities to commodities? Does your film endorse Theodor Adorno’s claim that “the culture industry perpetually cheats its consumers of what it perpetually promises”?