Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Night Part 3

Hallowe'en Week

Hallowe'en Movie Marathon- movie 3

movie: American Psycho
starring: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe
genre: Horror
year: 2000
format: DVD

plot: It's the 1980's and Patrick is just trying to get up the corporate ladder and fit in. Only thing is, he just doesn't have any emotions other then when he kills.

This is based on the controversial book.

This film has some of the wildest quotes "feed me a stray cat" and "I have to return some video tapes"

This is one of those films that everyone loves when we just shouldn't.  It's a cultclassic, which makes you wonder about yourself when the movie is over.
There are scenes of extreme  violence and sexuality that can make you shiver with disgust. 
The character of Bateman has a complete mental breakdown at one point, while throughout the film trying to impress everyone with his "knowledge" of pop-culture. Only because he doesn't really care about anything, every time he talks about the music, food etc, he just sounds like he's reading the newspaper.

It's a story about how the emptiness of material status drives us to fall into a more primal ego.  The lead character just wants to be seen as important, and leave everyone in awe of his skills, only he doesn't really have any skills and is really just pathetic. You almost wonder if he's developed his insecurities because he's unable to connect or if he's unable to connect because of his insecurities.

what do I think I learned from this film?
The race to be the top dog doesn't always end in the alpha position.

Check back at midnight for last movie...

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