August 27, 2011 1 Comment
I love Chuck Palahniuk books, so when they decide to make a movie based on one of his book, I am intrigued. I love Sam Rockwell and when they cast him a lead role in a movie, I am going to watch. Combining the two into a film immediately means I am going to see it. If you haven’t read any Palahniuk books before, they have a certain satiric bite to them. Very dark comedy interspersed between these satiric looks on current society. They are fascinating reads and some of my favorite books. Choke, which movie is based on, is one of my favorite novels next to Invisible Monsters and Fight Club. The subject matter is dark in terms of what happens to the characters and how they interact with one another. It is a series of maladies and lies that plagues characters and it makes for interesting dark comedy situations. More fucked up observational humor and weirdness plague the book. So to take a book like Choke which is filled with sexual deviance and childhood trauma and make movie out of it might seem a bit difficult, but like all of Palahniuks works, there is this beautiful madness to be found in the work and the translation to film.