Brad Pitt was paid 7 times what Edward Norton in Fight Club

Brad Pitt was paid 7 times what Edward Norton in Fight Club

Brad Pitt was paid 7 times what Edward Norton was paid for his role in “Fight Club

Studio executives Mechanic and Ziskin planned an initial budget of $23 million to finance the film, but by the start of production, the budget was increased to $50 million. Half was paid by New Regency, but during filming, the projected budget escalated to $67 million. New Regency’s head and Fight Clubexecutive producer Arnon Milchan petitioned Fincher to reduce costs by at least $5 million. The director refused, so Milchan threatened Mechanic that New Regency would withdraw financing. Mechanic sought to restore Milchan’s support by sending him tapes of dailies from Fight Club. After seeing three weeks of filming, Milchan reinstated New Regency’s financial backing. The final production budget was $63 million.The fight scenes were heavily choreographed, but the actors were required to “go full out” to capture realistic effects like having the wind knocked out of them. Makeup artist Julie Pearce, who worked for the director on the 1997 film The Game, studied mixed martial arts and pay-per-view boxing to portray the fighters accurately. She designed an extra’s ear to have cartilage missing, citing as inspiration the boxing match in which Mike Tyson bit off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear. Makeup artists devised two methods to create sweat on cue: spraying mineral water over a coat of Vaseline, and using the unadulterated water for “wet sweat”. Meat Loaf, who plays a member of the fight club who has “bitch tits”, wore a 90-pound (40 kg) fat harness that gave him large breasts for the role. He also wore eight-inch (20 cm) lifts in his scenes with Norton to be taller than him.Filming lasted 138 days, during which Fincher shot more than 1,500 rolls of film, three times the average for a Hollywood film. The locations were in and around Los Angeles and on sets built at the studio in Century City. Production designer Alex McDowell constructed more than 70 sets. The exterior of Tyler Durden’s house was built in Wilmington, California, while the interior was built on a sound stage at the studio’s location. The interior was given a decayed look to illustrate the deconstructed world of the characters. Marla Singer’s apartment was based on photographs of the Rosalind Apartments in downtown LA. Overall production included 300 scenes, 200 locations, and complex special effects. Fincher compared Fight Club to his succeeding and less complex film Panic Room, “I felt like I was spending all my time watching trucks being loaded and unloaded so I could shoot three lines of dialogue. There was far too much transportation going on

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