I remember Brad coming in at one point and saying he wanted to see a pile of pornography so he could pick positions out of that. After starting with those existing breath elements [from "Titanic"] we cut and pasted and dissolved until we had some animated breath that worked with the wind action within this ice tunnel. Another, earlier hint occurs when the narrator makes a call to Tyler from a phone box after his apartment is blown up. But he's still caught up, trapped in this world he's created for himself. After beefing up for his role as a neo-Nazi in American History X, Edward Norton then had to lose almost 20lbs for his role as the narrator, as he believed his character was "wasting away, falling apart. It may be hard to say "Fight Club" is about any one specific thing, but as a joke, Norton and Pitt would give it this super simple description: The titles have been abridged for the sake of brevity, however the context remains the same. That world is our testing ground, where we have the experiences that help us become enlightened. Posts that omit essential information, or present unrelated facts in a way that suggest a connection will be removed. In a Premiere profile from , Norton talks about how he thinks his character's trajectory is grounded in Buddhism: And then he meets Tyler Durden, and they fly in the face of God - they do all these things that they're not supposed to do, all the things that you do in your twenties when you're no longer being watched over by your parents, and end up being, in hindsight, very dangerous. He recalled, "So I was able to say, 'Tyler, this is Tyler'; 'Marla, this is Marla,' and everyone was really fascinated by one another. For example, when Tyler and the narrator ride the bus together, only one fare is charged. Since either the camera or the actor was in motion for all of these shots, I had to track in the origin point for each breath. Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk was inspired to write Fight Club after he was beaten up on a camping trip for complaining to his neighbours about the noise. Tyler Durden and Marla are actually based off real people.