Tyler Durden is possibly the most terrifying character in movie history. Why? Because, like Alex, from A Clockwork Orange, he is so intriguing!!! Everyone has a piece of Tyler inside. Everyone has times where they just want to let the fuck go and live by the second. Tyler is the very essence of cool. he is everything that every guy wants to be: Cool, independant, calm, great in the sack, and powerful. He is a god to those men. And he doesn't even exist!!!

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You seemed to have missed what they're saying. Noone will argue that it's not a movie. However, they will argue against it just being a movie.

That's like saying, "It's a chair, It's just a Chair!"
They're saying, "Yes, it's a chair, but it's a green chair with Red Dots, I hadn't ever thought about chairs like that."
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"That chair is a rocking chair. That makes me sad because it makes me think of my Grandmother."

It's the emotional and thought provoking responce that makes the difference. Obviously the movie didn't mean mutch to you and you didn't get much out of it. Fine. You have a right to your opinion, but don't criticise people for not interpreting it the way you did. (Note: I'm not criticising you for interpreting it in a different way, but that you berate people for finding more or a different meaning than you did.)

This is your life. Make of it what you will.
Two things make me wonder if Tyler really was 100% figment. When Jack's at the Airport, talking about electric shavers and throwers, Tyler hops in a sleek, red convertible and speeds off. A second later, you see somebody yelling that their car was stolen. The going theory by my friends is that the car stealing was a delusional out-of-body experience he had while he was stealing the car as Tyler.

The other was, all the phones we see in the Paper Street house were rotary, how could he dial *69 to call the phone back? Note: I've since found you can dial 1169 on a rotary phone instead.

If you listen to the DVD commentary by Chuck Palahniuk, he says a lot of people were upset that Tyler "died" in the end. A number of people have approached him trying to buy the rights to his character, so they could make spinoff novels about him before Fight Club and such. As far as I know, they've been turned down.

CzarKhan says Chuck Palahniuk owns the rights to Tyler Durden's character, and no he will not sell them. He has said "I can't think of anything more boring than continuing a story I've already written."

funky49 says I think Tyler didn't die but that self recombined with the Narrator's mental self. He was fractioned and at the end Tyler re-joined him.

That would explain a lot, since he did tell Tyler "My eyes are open."

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