american psycho

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  1. Brandon

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    can someone please explain what actually happened? I get the plot line, but neither ryan or myself can figure out if that stuff actually happened.
     
  2. SS109

    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    The book is pretty ambiguous too. Personally I think Mr. Bateman imagined a lot of violnce that didn't actually happen.

    Anyone else get more upset with Patrick for kicking the dog than killing the whores? I must be desensitized to human on human violence.
     
  3. Brandon

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    Yeah, i agree with you with how we are desensitized. The entire movie was actually kind of humorous if you ask me. I thought it was pretty straight forward, but then the last few minutes lost me. I imagine he had to have imagined it because everything was normal.
     
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    Id say he just went crazy... imagined most of it.
    The funniest scene in the movie was either him running naked down the hall with the chainsaw or him holding a gun to the cats head while trying to insert it into the ATM.
     
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    fucking awesome film i should watch it tonight...one of my roomates in college would watch it 10 times a week the whole time he lived with me, I was a little concerned to say the least.
     
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    It's hard to say, man. I remember the last scene of the book is him looking at a sign which reads, "this is not an exit."

    so...is it escapism for him, or all-out release? :noes:
     
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    guy was fucking coo-koo and imagined most the shit imo

    great movie, and to above poster i think i would have fucking moved out if a roommate watched this movie 10 times a week lol at least i would have had my gun under my pillow while i slept with my door fucking locked and barricaded
     
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    I wonder what ever happened to Glitterati and Glamorama...
    Granted, they werent directly related to American Psycho but they were written by Bret Easton Ellis
     
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    i've never heard of those. were they books?
     
  10. Kazmont

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    I think Glamorama was. Glitterati was Victor's travels in Europe. He was the guy in Rules of Attraction played by Kip Purdue. Glitterati was supposed to show in more detail what they showed in Rules and it was supposed to give insight into some stuff that happens in Glamorama or something to that effect.
     
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    i'll poke around for them :bigthumb:
     
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    To clarify my post. Im pretty sure that Glamorama was a book but I dont think Glitterati was. It was just going to be a movie that goes into detial on the european trip.
     
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    The European trip in Rules of Attraction was one of the best acts ever.
     
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    By far my favorite movie.
     
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    I think Christian Bale is an amazing actor.
     
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    jordan04 The seeds of love have taken hold, and if we won't

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    Positively dreamy.
     
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    Yeah the way I saw it, he imagined the killings as well... loved the business card bit!!
     
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    Yep it was all in his head.
     
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    Why did people keep mistaking him for other people? Paul Allen mistakes him for the other guy. Howard, his lawyer at the end calls him Davis, the doorman at the apartment building towards the end calls him Mr. Smith before Bateman shoots him.
     
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    monolith My soul grows ever weary and the end is ever near. OT Supporter

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    "Feed me the kitty!"

    :rofl:
     
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    I think that was a joke about how all those wall street metrosexuals look alike.
     
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    Yeah, a running prank on how despite everyone's attempt to better themselves and be superior they all end up pretty much just alike.

    Notice also how in the card show-off scene how all the cards say VICE PRESIDENT.
     
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    It was all in his head.
     
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    the second ones better
     
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    American Psycho is a movie where you take from it what you want to. The director gives you several differant ways you can run with the events (They really happened and he gets away with it and is remourseful he didn't get caught, he's schizophrenic, there were hallucination/dream sequences, etc) and they are all correct, because it's whatever you want it to be.

    IMO, Patrick Bateman at first kills in ways that he can get away with to satisfy his lust for violence, near the end he begins to lose his mind and has an episode of some kind, the last 10~20 minutes are very ambiguous.

    Kind of like Donnie Darko, except even the director had no idea what was going on in that movie (Seriously, Robert Kelly had no fuckin clue lol).
     

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