Ok, this isn’t fair to your podcast because I’ve literally been thinking about writing a review based on one podcast (the Fight Club podcast) and that ain’t exactly right, but... I’ve got to the point where you say David Fincher made a movie about Mark Zuckerberg being cool and I just feel like I must just write the review at this point (once again unfair). You guys are funny as all get out, even jokes about Fight Club that I don’t agree with the point you’re making about Fight Club are funny. I’m sorry that’s pretty much all the positive I have to say, but as I said, I’ve only listened to maybe a third of a single podcast of yours about a movie I like. I just heard your idea about David Fincher and The Social Network and had to say something (probably could’ve tweeted you guys or something instead of leaving a review, but, idk what would get read best). From your idea that The Social Network is a film about how Mark Zuckerberg is cool, I believe I can diagnose the problem with how you read into Fight Club (personal opinion brought to bring you down!!! 😄). It seems, based on one podcast, that you’re reading into what goes on in these movies on a level that doesn’t account for everything going on in the film. It’s possible you’re taking the the legitimate perspective of feminism (idk how else to say that, but ik it must sound demeaning in a way and I don’t mean that) and using that to read into acts that happen and things said without taking into account what, in regard to Fight Club, is some of the subtext. To me, none of what the fight club in Fight Club does should be read as some positive thing going on first and foremost. I think that becomes especially clear when you become aware that the fight club is organized by a disturbed individual (being mentally ill myself, I want to be clear the difference between mentally ill and disturbed). The problem, which can come from the side of reading into the film the way you did in a very different way, is mainly those men that can’t or don’t want to read into the film in the way it should be read and glorify what is going on. I can definitely see the argument that Fight Club should make this more easily recognizable to audiences, but to disregard what the film is saying about the actions taken in it entirely when talking about it doesn’t feel right to me. Also, I can’t help but say it befuddles me that anyone can watch The Social Network and think it holds Mark Zuckerberg in high regard (which at this point in my listen to the podcast is only said by one person).
-Unfair review from someone previously a film student.