David Fincher – A Tribute


Ernest Hemingway once wrote : “The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.” I agree with the second part. Gentlemen ! Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is… you do not talk about Fight Club ! When I think of my wife… I always think of her head. I picture cracking her lovely skull… unspooling her brains… trying to get answers. The primal questions of any marriage. “What are you thinking ?” “How are you feeling ?” “What have we done to each other ?” “What will we do ?” You are not your job. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not the car you drive. You are the all-singing,
all-dancing crap of the world. Benjamin, we’re meant
to lose the people we love. How else would we know
how important they are to us ? Marla’s philosophy of life
was that she might die at any moment. The tragedy, she said, was that she didn’t. Hello ? Hello ? Who is this ? Faith is the assurance
of things hoped for… the evidence of things not seen. Through faith we understand
that the world was created by the word of God. Your best friend is suing you
for $600 million. I didn’t know that. Tell me more. The apocalypse is upon us. Let us be ready. Let your mercy be just. We see a deadly sin
on every street corner… in every home… and we tolerate it. We tolerate it because it’s common. It’s trivial. Well, not anymore. We’re still men. Yes, we’re men. Men is what we are. Grown-ups work for things. Grown-ups pay Grown-ups suffer consequences. The people you are after
are the people you depend on. We cook your meals. We haul your trash. We connect your calls. We drive your ambulances. We guard you while you sleep. Do not fuck with us. lt’s only after we’ve lost everything
that we’re free to do anything. I was your only friend. You had one friend. Slide. l need to know who he is. l need to look him in the eye
and l need to know that it’s him. Why do you need to do this ? Because nobody else will. I remember getting up one morning. Just another day like any other. I remember thinking… how can I bring a child
into a world like this ? How can a person grow up
with all this around them ? I can tell you now… I’m positive… that I made the right decision. But not a day passes
that I don’t wish… that I had made a different choice. You can be mad as a mad dog
at the way things went. You can swear and curse the Fates. But when it comes to the end… you have to let go. That old saying,
how you always hurt the one you love… well, it works both ways. Guy’s out walking his dog. Gets attacked. His watch is taken, his wallet. And while he’s lying
on the sidewalk helpless… his attacker stabs him in both eyes. This happened last night
about 4 blocks from here. I don’t understand this place anymore. It’s the way it’s always been. Maybe you’re right.

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