Fight Club. How (Not) To Become A Space Monkey

Tom van der Linden
Like Stories of Old (YouTube)

Movies have always had a strong impact on me, they affect the way I look at the world and help make me a better person. With this channel I want to explore this boundary between film analysis and life lessons, because I believe that movies, just like the stories of old, contain valuable lessons and insights, and to better understand them is to better understand life.

In this video essay on Fight Club, I examine how charismatic leaders like Tyler Durden turn men into Space Monkeys.

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Sources:
Ernest Becker – The Denial of Death
Like Stories of Old – Complete Reading List

Featuring:
‘Where Is My Mind’ cover by Alex Voulgaris. Follow Alex on Instagram.
‘Where Is My Mind’ cover by Gattobus
Additional Music:
Skyler Lawson – Eclater
Luke Atencio – Projections
Additional music licensed from Musicbed

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