Animated, oppressive, poetic, furious, minimalist, inventive … Some opening credits of films are real nuggets. Like the opening of David Fincher’s formidable film, “Fight Club”.
The first rule of the Fight Club is that we do not talk about the Fight Club, even if we can just point out that the film is available on Amazon Prime.
On the other hand, no reason to deprive oneself of evoking the fantastic credits of the film, as often (always) with David Fincher. It is also to the latter that we owe it, brilliantly supported in its realization by the special effects created by the tandem Kevin Tod Haug and P. Scott Makela, of Digital domain. Or how to literally dive into the meanders of the cortex of the main character, to end up on a revolver Smith & Wesson that the protagonist points into his mouth.
Here it is again … It’s mind-blowing!
“The film could have started with this noise made by the gun dog before moving on to Edward Norton, but I had this idea to start with these electrical impulses between two synapses to show the signals of panic and fear. capturing the brain of Edward’s character ” explains Fincher. “Then you go back and change the scale, until you get out of your head altogether. We probably spent $ 750,000 to $ 800,000 to achieve this sequence”.
To carry out its work, the team had joined the scientific and medical advice of Kathryn Jones, medical illustrator, who helped them to conceptualize the interior of the brain, but also the wise advice of Dr. Mark Ellisman, professor of neuroscience and bioengineering. The result ? Fabulous !