Hello reader! I'm Boston DEADMAN Brand, a murdered circus acrobat who returned to life as a SPIRIT with the power to possess other people, so I could find my own killer. But I also enjoy going to the movies!
Today, we're here to talk about FIGHT CLUB.
I know, I know... we're not supposed to talk about FIGHT CLUB -- the controversial 1999 film directed by David Fincher, starring Ed Norton and Brad Pitt. But we're going to do it anyway!
In this movie, as you probably know by now (SPOILER ALERT!!!), two actors play different aspects of same person. You may have THOUGHT this plot twist wasn't revealed until near the end of the movie -- but guess what. You were wrong! Because there are several "subliminal" shots of Brad Pitt inserted into the movie at key moments.
Press the PLAY button below to see a montage of the Pitt "subliminal" moments...
Freaky, huh? When Ed Norton gets agitated or upset, his Brad Pitt persona flickers in and out of the frame. Here are some stills capturing Pitt's appearances...
As I mentioned earlier, I was returned to life so I could find my own killer. Who brought me back? Not God, he doesn't deal with low-life bums like me! No, it was Rama Kushna.
The FIGHT CLUB subliminals reminded me of a time I spoke with Rama, in five different panels. It wasn't until I stepped back and looked at the whole scene that I realized I had inadvertently formed a "subliminal" image of my own head!
And the whole split personality thing in FIGHT CLUB reminded me of a time I fought -- MYSELF! The end of that fight, where I knocked "myself" out cold, was captured by National Lampoon photographers Dick Giordano and Neal Adams...
Another "subliminal" moment in FIGHT CLUB brought back another memory for me. It's the scene with a theater marquee showing the movie SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET, a wink to the title of another Brad Pitt film. Hey director David Fincher! I'm DEADMAN. I've been to Tibet. Tibet is a friend of mine. Next time, please try to remember... you spell it SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET, not "SEVEN YEAR IN TIBE."
Anyway, pictured below is yours truly, DEADMAN, subliminally photo-bombing a full-page scene from BATMAN #242 in the form of a mountain "in the wastelands between India and Tibet." Note: TIBET, not "TIBE."
Ain't I a stinker?! But that was NOTHING compared to the subliminal frame inserted at the end of FIGHT CLUB, just before the credits. Remember when Tyler talks about splicing a second of a hard-core porno film into a kid's movie? Well, that's exactly how FIGHT CLUB ends, with a subliminal cut of the image below, only it's NOT censored! Yikes!
That's all for this issue, Deadman movie fan! And always remember... despite what you have just read -- DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB! I have to go now... I hear a BABY crying!