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Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by Darkness Falls, Jan 8, 2008.
A thread dedicated to that delightful Film American Psycho starring Christian Bale
I've read the book and enjoyed it. I just haven't gotten around to seeing the film.
I'll probably get it sometime this year
Here's a review I wrote for school:
I'd reply to this thread, but I have to go. I have reservations at Dorsia!
omg the book was, gruesome. it was beyond gruesome. it had so much more than the movie and the movie was pretty bad. i own the director's cut. love it! love when he kills to huey lewis, watchin leto get the axe was a nice touch. bale played bateman (funny that's close to batman), perfectly.
A rez at Dorsia? Nobody goes there anymore.
Ha ha, nice. Love this movie. My sig was the Ed Gein quote Patrick told everyone.
"TRY GETTING A RESERVATION AT DORCIA NOW YOU ****ING STUPID BASTARD!! AHHHHHH!"
Do you like Huey Lewis and The News? Their early work was a little too "new wave" for my taste, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really cam into their own, comercially and artistically. The whole album has a crisp, clear sound and a new sheen of consumate professionalism that reall gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor. In '86, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I tink their undisputed hit is Hip to be Square, a song so catchy, most people probably don't even listen to the words, but they should, because it's not just about the pleasure of conformity and the importance of trends, but also a personal statement about the band itself...HEY PAUL!!!
The book is great, and often hilarious at times as well. Just like the film itself. I quite enjoyed the BEE book, and absolutely loved Harron's film version with Christian Bale.
Definately made me a fan of the guy after watching it way back in 2000.
"Now if you'll excuse me, I have a dinner date with Cliff Huxtable at the Four Seasons".
"Oh, Africa, brave Africa. It was... a laugh riot."
I love that movie. The book is even more amazing because it's about 1000% the amount of gore.
I've written two thesis papers on the movie, one on why its a comedy rather than a horror film and the second on post modern masculinity. It's one of my favorites and the book is better and funnier
the book is hilarious, and the only thing i've ever had to stop reading for a few hours to clear my head. the rat scene is just...
yes the book is outlandishly violent, however I do have a bit of a dark sense of humour so its perfect
I'm the same way BatMatt. The rat scene was alot but it was so outrageous it was funny.
I'm waiting for my free copy via the 5 free Blu-Ray offer. Interested in seeing the uncut version.
I was just coming in to post the same AP2 pic
I was sorting the Library section at work today (video store) and saw American Psycho 2 and was like....Huh?
Anyway....the movie (the first one) is grossly overrated and is not that good......I much prefer 'Rules of Attraction'
The sex scene is longer
How could it be overrated when it's a cult hit? As far as the other movie, haven't seen it nor read the book, I know a Patrick cameo was filmed but scraped, I wonder if that's available to view somewhere
Ugh. I watched 15 minutes of Rules of Attraction and turned the channel immediately after.
Gotta love the disinterested look on Patrick's face.
Exactly. I felt it was a great adaptation of the novel, without having to throw in all the gore that was found in the book. I remember back during the mid 90's where the book was thought to be unfilmable (much like Fear and Loathing from what I remember) due to the violence found in the book, but Harron made the film work and enjoyable even without those elements.
As far as TROA, I like it alright. But I find American Psycho to have much more replay value. Patrick's cameo was filmed with Casper Van Dean (if I recall correctly) in the role, due to Bale turning down the opportunity to reprise the role, but the scene was scrapped. If it's available to view, I havent seen it.
Though I really like Rules of Attraction, it pales in comparison to American Psycho.
American Psycho isn't overrated at all.......yet. Back before BB came out, no one outside of cult movie lovers knew who Christian Bale was or about the movie American Psycho.
Once I read that part, I just put the book down and walked away for awhile. God, I love that book.....