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Which big screen versions of our favourite books have managed to preserve their essence, even introducing the original text to new audiences? Alexander Armstrong, presenter of Classic FM's Summer Book Club, has a good idea of the ones that work for him.
A shocking and violent watch based on the debut novel by Chuck Palahniuk. Alexander Armstrong says, "It’s carried by strong performances from Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and in particular, Helena Bonham Carter, who well and truly broke out of the Merchant-Ivory period drama confines with her turn as Marla Singer. Seeing as ‘the first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club’, I will say no more."
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