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Fight Club: The Return of Hobbes

In the film Fight Club, the real name of the protagonist (Ed Norton’s character) is never revealed. Many believe the reason behind this anonymity is to give “Jack” more of an everyman quality. Do not be deceived. “Jack” is really Calvin from the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. It’s true. Norton portrays the grown-up version of Calvin, while Brad Pitt plays his imaginary pal, Hobbes, reincarnated as Tyler Durden.

I think I saw this a while back, but this is an interesting stretch. Creative stretch I would say. If the theory is correct, that means that Calvin and Hobbes is a deep inquiry about existential despair.

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