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American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Posted by moltobene1925 on 2005.10.27 at 00:42
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I saw this movie years ago. Loved it. I remember Christian Bale being very hot and the part very crazy. The thing I remembered the most though was the weird way Pat Bateman acted about the business cards and their color, print, and textures. It climaxed kinda wildly and I didn't really understand the ending that much. I bought the movie while I was in North Carolina and watched it again. A lot of people told me that the book was much more in depth and didn't leave as much out. What I want from the book is to understand does Pat Bateman exist or is the whole point that murder can be overlooked for convenience (the woman renting the apartment, maybe?)? I kinda got this feeling from the movie that Pat wasn't a real person but just made up, and there's a lot of times where he's called by a different name by miscellaneous people. I'm a chapter into the book right now and I won't say more until I finish it.


kayleenyc at 2005-10-27 12:41 (UTC) (Link)
I think you'll find that the business card thing, and the people calling Patrick a different name thing are both satirish comments on what it was like in the preppiness and success-obsessed life of the '80s. Businessmen measured their success by comparing the quality of each other's businesscards, and since they all dressed alike and had pretty much the same haircuts, it was easy to confuse one with another.

The issue I had with the movie was not whether Patrick existed but whether or not Patrick was just delusional or if he actually committed all those murders. I think the book is clearer on that. I've been meaning to re-read the book and re-watch the movie for some time now; let me know how it is.
moltobene1925 at 2005-10-27 16:22 (UTC) (Link)
So far I'm loving it. 2 pages in and you don't even realize it's a narration because of the way it's worded. Also, no bloody murders yet, just insane yelling across bars with tickets to bartenders. I already see things that are left out of the book. Also, it's like the book has no definite order, just random parts of interest to Pat.
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