by Gary Johnson
Director David Fincher loves to pull the rug out from underneath the audience during the final reel. He did it in his most famous movie, Seven. He did it in his last movie, The Game. And he does it in his most recent movie, Fight Club. In each case, Fincher gives us a story that, in retrospect, works like a Twilight Zone episode: the nightmarish logic that guides his stories suddenly becomes clear in the final act when a vicious twist strikes like a scorpion's stinger and makes us rethink the movie we have just seen.
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