Chuck Palahniuk


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>>By slick   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

Anyone want Survivor to be made into a movie?

>>By Ruin Rust   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

This book should be made into a movie. It is one of the best books i have ever read.

>>By Tobias   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

Survivor wouldn't make a good movie unless the director was fantabulous. Fight Club got lucky with Fincher, he did a good job. Survivor would be even harder because it's even more fantastical. I'd like to see it, but I'd hate to see it done badly.

>>By Briggy Bazratch   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

This man is something else. I love the little useful facts he dishes out in all his novels, like how to get semen off your pants or how to remove blood from your shirt.... or how to make soap

>>By thatkillsme   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

so i heard the false rumor of darren aronofsky doing choke. i almost creamed my pants then i found out it was false. but i am still convinced that if choke were to be made into a movie aronofsky would be the best man for the job. i was also thinking just for conversation sake that jason lee should play victor. i just think he would have great delivery on the narration. see also; schovenistic banter

>>By ian   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

I think Survivor would make a good movie. I think if I had the chance I could make it enjoyable. The trick would be to make sure it didnt look exactly like Fight Club. I dont want to pose off of Fincher (a great man) and I dont want to ruin the book. So it would be tuff...but if I could be given the shot I'd love to do it.

>>By Karl D   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

I think that with a good director, Survivor has the potential to be an awesome movie. Its the best Chuck Palahniuk book Ive read so far, better than Fight Club. They were already working on it as a movie, but stopped cuz of 911, (you know, the airplane thing) Pissed me off. Hopefully they start it up again. But it would piss me off if they ruined such a good book. Palahniuk is the shit, his books are the only ones I read.

>>By Jester   (Thursday, 6 Feb 2003 22:00)

Hey guys. Just finished reading Lullaby; I love it, more perfection from Palahniuk. Hey, have you guys read any other authors that come close to this guy? He totally ruins most other fiction for me -- other than John Irving, Ken Kesey, Hunter S. Thompson maybe, Palahniuk blows them all out of the water.

>>By SoundTheHour   (Thursday, 13 Feb 2003 12:11)

I would love to see a Survivor Movie with someone we would get to see "transform" from Creedish Cult Labor missionary to Media Messiah. A "Cast Away" type transformation would be great to see. And Alicia Witt as Fertility Hollis would be an excellent choice. The fact that they don't want to continue production based on 9/11 is just stupid...there were plenty of movies that had hi-jackings before then and they could actually spin the whole idea of a post-9/11 hi-jacking into the flick.

>>By mofo   (Wednesday, 19 Feb 2003 20:24)

although i havent read an entire book by chuck p., i have read some very interestung parts of "choke" and i like the writing voice. Aronofsky would do great justice to a story like "choke" I wish he would reconsider. Come on, fellow Creative Expressionists, is there any way we could convince the "Big Bad Hollywood Whoevers" and Mr. Aronofsky that "choke" should be seen as well as read? Who's with me!?

>>By FOTD   (Monday, 3 Mar 2003 00:46)

ive read all of chucks books and love them all i would like more then anything to see survivor made a movie (exept maybe invisable monsters as a movie) i do agree with the fact that it needs a geniuos as a directer, but no matter how hard they try i think it would be difficult to ruin such an excelent story cause it is pure genious. to all those who love chuck but havent read invisable monsters i REALLY recomend it for all you who like chuck cause of fihgt club the movie READ THE BOOKS they are a millon times better

>>By allyjoe #1 chuck fan   (Saturday, 22 Mar 2003 02:53)

I must agree that Palahniuk is one of the best and most original authors around. His writing is so insane and mind blowing simply because the story lines are generally possible (though improbable). I thought Survivor was a great book, but Invisible Monsters is the best book i've read so far. I really wish that would be made into a movie, though i don't think they could ever make Shannon as frightening as I picture her in my mind.

>>By Kyle E.   (Monday, 21 Apr 2003 00:55)

I love Survivor! I really hope it will be made into a movie, and my ultimate hope is to play Fertility in the film. I feel I've lived the novel with a certain post-cult somebody special and Chuck's writing was like a scream of truth finally being heard.

>>By Dawn M.   (Thursday, 1 May 2003 23:45)

I am not so sure that "Survivor" could be turned into a movie that people would understand...the satire would be lost on far too many people. "Invisible Monsters" would be a better choice since it is just wierd enough to work on a big screen. I do agree with allyjoe, the books are worth the read. I was disappointed to a certain extent with the film "Fight Club." I really believed it failed to communicate the essence of the novel...but that's what happens when movies are made for the mindless masses who simple want to be entertained and wowed by special effects.

>>By Kevin   (Friday, 2 May 2003 18:37)

My interview with Chuck will be coming soon on Check it out! 5/9/03

>>By John   (Friday, 9 May 2003 21:21)

If everyone writing, including myself, love the novels by Chuck Palahniuk, then why is everyone looking forward to movies based on his work? Movies that, in my opinion, would not even come close to the pure genius of Mr Palahniuk. Fight Club was a great movie, but the book was better. Perhaps it would be better if Chuck Palahniuk's books were not made into film. Let them stand by themselves in all their glory in our imagination.

>>By Cornelius   (Saturday, 31 May 2003 22:48)

I want to start off by saying that I'm a huge fan of the work. What I worry about being lost in the translation to film is the factoids placed all throughout the narrations. The suggestion that people today, maybe they're all just vessels for useless knowledge. In Fight Club, the movie, a few good tidbits about how to bring down society, specifically, got through, but not nearly the barrage of painstaking research Mr. Palahniuk hit readers with in the book. Also, I'm ashamed to be able to say that I just made a comment on this website, that I even visited at all. Wherever Chuck is, whatever he's doing with himself right now, I hope abject adoration doesn't make him nervous. Because really? The fact that none of us have anything better to do with ourselves than comment absesently about someone else's work, to a screen and not a face, no less, is pretty terrifying. Oh god I hate myself.

>>By L. F. Brooks   (Saturday, 7 Jun 2003 02:21)


>>By MIKE 36   (Monday, 9 Jun 2003 22:05)

If choke is gonna be made into a movie then I should star as Victor Mancini

>>By O.S   (Wednesday, 11 Jun 2003 16:06)

Hey, Mike 36. Try Denis Johnson, or Albert Camus. They're about the only writers I've seen in Chuck's league, with similar philosophies.

>>By L. F. Brooks   (Saturday, 14 Jun 2003 02:20)

Invisible Monster's was a great book, but how could it ever work as a movie? Characters were introduced multiple times with different names. When reading the book it gives the impression that there are lots of stories going on with lots of characters. Then the reader comes to find out that its all part of one story and that all of these different characters are really just the same few people. In a visual format this would be impossible (or at least distracting) to try to hide the fact that these characters are the same person. Especially Seth, he needs to be Brandy's sidekick, Shannon's ex-boyfriend, the Police Officer that fooled around with Shannon's Brother, and probably a few other characters all without the audience realizing its the same person. The plot twists would be ruined; it would all be out in the open when the audience can see it’s the same guy.

>>By Andrew W.   (Wednesday, 18 Jun 2003 20:21)

If you want to read similar fiction, read some of Brett Easton Ellis' work. I recommend American Psycho and Rules of Attraction.

>>By Sean Batemen   (Thursday, 19 Jun 2003 22:51)

Ellis and Palahniuk have nothing to do with one another. Ellis's fearlessness comes from not standing back at any time and saying "Hey, wink, wink, I don't really admire my characters and I agree they are vacant." That's why the critics hate him; because he's got more balls than most writers who take on heavy subject matter or large social themes. Palahniuk is more introspective. He has his own niche in the world and continually revolves and radiates within it. Denis Johnson is better, if you need a new writer similar. Also, try Alexsander Hemon's Nowhere Man.

>>By Eat Me if You Don't Like It   (Wednesday, 2 Jul 2003 20:44)

How come nobody mentions vonnegut when talking about similarities with palahniuk? granted i've only read survivor but have read plenty of vonnegut books to see him inlfuencing palahniuk. anyone agree or disagree?

>>By omelete   (Wednesday, 9 Jul 2003 01:34)

NO movie!! Survivor is too good a book to be made a movie - think if someone ruined it!! I would prefer to see Lullaby as a movie.

>>By JK   (Wednesday, 9 Jul 2003 07:24)

After seeing this site, I bought Lullaby today and I'm loving it, thanks for recommending it!

>>By Kirstin   (Saturday, 12 Jul 2003 17:47)

I read fight club and loved it. What's any of your recommendations for another book like that by Palahniuk?

>>By inner child   (Tuesday, 15 Jul 2003 22:37)

I think that Lullaby would work extremely well as a movie. The story leaves itself open to enormous artistic variation (especially in the area of cinematagraphy, score, and sound effects). It is also one of the most epic works that I've ever read. If given the level of talent demonstrated in the fight club movie it could rank among the most revered films of our time and even win several oscars. If there are any filmmakers reading tyhis, take a hint. I would definitely recomend it to anyone who enjoyed Fight Club

>>By Pyko Moose   (Monday, 21 Jul 2003 06:55)

According to my planner, I'm writing about how I think that Survivor should be put on audio tape instead of being made into a movie. That would it the most realism (the book is narrated by an airplane's little black box).

>>By Pyko Moose...again   (Monday, 21 Jul 2003 07:03)

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