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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: American Psycho   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The novel American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis is a first person narrative describing episodes in the life of a wealthy young Manhattanite and self-proclaimed serial killer.
American Psycho is set in the late 1980s, mainly in Manhattan, and gives an account of roughly two years in the life of Patrick Bateman, the novel's protagonist and narrator.
American Psycho, a film which boldly and playfully integrates its cinematic elements, constructs a powerful story that speaks of the tragedy of indifference, the comedy of obsession, and the violence that ensues from the loss of human identity.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/American-Psycho   (5316 words)

 Patrick Bateman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Patrick "Pat" Bateman is a fictional character, the protagonist and narrator of the novel American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis.
American Psycho 2000 served as a sort of "e-quel" to the original novel.
Many question how much of Patrick Bateman's story in American Psycho is true; and Sean Bateman's narration in The Rules Of Attraction sometimes clashes with other character's versions of a given story.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Patrick_Bateman   (1896 words)

 The American Psycho Files
The version of "American Psycho" to be published next month by Vintage Books will include many changes from Bret Easton Ellis's original manuscript, whose publication was abruptly canceled by Simon and Schuster three months ago.
That is the true outrage of "American Psycho," not its violence to women, men, fls, Jews, Chinese, Japanese, homosexuals, homeless people, rats and dogs (all of whom Patrick Bateman succeeds in insulting to one degree or another), but its violence to an organic idea of art.
American Psycho is a sensational case but what publishers have to contend with routinely in publishing non-fiction books is that the truth may also be judged defamatory under Australian law.
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 American Psycho - Greg's Preview - Yahoo! Movies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The answer is probably that American Psycho appeals to a very specific slice of the moviegoing audience, and they know what to expect, and indeed, are seeking it out.
American Psycho is set in a reality where society is so vain and shallow, that no one really listens to each other, or cares one iota about the people they spend their whole lives around.
American Psycho isn't the sort of movie that is likely to get any Oscar consideration at the end of the year, but Bale's performance may get some year-end critical notice as one of the best.
www.upcomingmovies.com /americanpsycho.html   (2377 words)

 Film Reviews for American Psycho   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Not since Hitchcock's masterpiece "Psycho" 40 years ago (with the possible exception of Kubrik's "A Clockwork Orange" a decade later) has a horror-of-personality film been so anticipated by the media as "American Psycho.” It premiered here at Sundance Film Festival Friday night.
The American psycho in this film is not some ne'er-do-well loner whose mother abused him, but an offspring of inherited wealth and untrammeled ambition surrounded by sycophants on Wall Street.
"American Psycho" thus fails in its mission to move the audience to confront themselves.
www.showbizdata.com /mreviews.cfm/100222/AMERICAN_PSYCHO   (538 words)

 Salon Arts & Entertainment | "American Psycho"
If this is news to you, then Mary Harron's "American Psycho," with its clinically ironic approach and awkwardly big-boned sense of humor, will be a highly edifying document.
If "American Psycho" worked better as a thriller or a comedy or some combination of the two, its reason for existing would be much easier to explain.
In "American Psycho" we see a head wrapped in plastic on a shelf in the fridge, and bodies hanging in a closet like an army of Armanis -- all shown to us in sudden flashes for an intentionally cheap effect, as if we'd suddenly wandered into an Italian splatter-horror fest.
www.salon.com /ent/movies/review/2000/04/14/american_psycho/index.html   (1068 words)

 American Psycho: Cinephiles Movie Review
American Psycho is written and directed by Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol), and adapted from the controversial novel with the same title, by Bret Easton Ellis.
American Psycho is a film which portrays --with playful meticulousness-- the vainglorious world of a young and affluent Wall Street broker and psychopath, who has an exquisite taste for clothing,
On a narrative level, most scenes in American Psycho are imbued in an undercurrent of dark humor which, together with Bale's convincing performance, contrast the one-dimensional, plastic world of its most invisible inhabitant and accentuate the hollowness of his futile existence.
www.cinephiles.net /American_Psycho/Film-Synopsis.html   (371 words)

 American Psycho (2000)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In 1991, Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel "American Psycho" took the world by storm – women accused it of being misogynist, sexist filth and others were understandably shaken by its brutal and graphic depictions of unprovoked violence and torture.
Since its release, many critics have accused "American Psycho" of being a watered-down version of the book, being both "politically correct" and "lacking satire." However, I don't recall the last time I saw a man beat a dog to death with the heel of his shoe in a mainstream motion picture.
In fact, when "American Psycho" was previewed before the Motion Picture Association of America, they gave it an NC-17 rating – not for its violence, as one might expect, but rather for its threesome scene between Patrick and two prostitutes.
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 American Psycho - Wikipedia
American Psycho ist ein Roman des US-amerikanischen Autors Bret Easton Ellis.
American Psycho zeigt das böse Gesicht eines amoralischen Materialismus, aus dem es für Bateman keinen Ausweg mehr gibt.
In seinem aktuellen Buch Lunar Park nimmt Bret Easton Ellis häufig auf American Psycho und die darin enthaltenen Charaktere Bezug.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Psycho   (522 words)

 MetroActive Movies | American Psycho
Compare American Psycho to Jim Thompson's novel The Killer Inside Me, and one can understand the difference between an author who is repeating what he's heard--indifferently, carelessly--and an author who has really pored over the soul of a sociopath.
If American Psycho had come along at the end of the '80s, turning up unannounced at one of the sticky-floored grind houses that still existed in the dawning of the VCR era, it might have looked like a brave work of satire, a smart underground film.
American Psycho is feminist only at the level that it suggests that men can be vicious and selfish; it's cutting, only in the way it suggests that too many possessions can make a man cold-souled (which is the message of a radical societal critique like The Thomas Crown Affair).
www.metroactive.com /papers/cruz/04.19.00/americanpsycho-0016.html   (899 words)

 American Psycho   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
American Psycho chronicled the exploits of Patrick Bateman, an investment banker cum serial killer in the hyper-materialistic eighties.
Easton and director Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol) claim that American Psycho is a dark satire on the eighties, but it mainly feels as emotionless as the sex and Bateman.
Even with all of its pontificating about materialism, American Psycho pales in comparison to Fight Club, a similarly themed movie that successfully gets its message across while remaining edgy and unique.
www.haro-online.com /movies/american_psycho.html   (572 words)

 American Psycho
American Psycho tips its hand very early on when the camera pans across a table that’s laden with posh dinnerware and exotic dishes.
American Psycho is another paste-up indictment of materialism, and worse yet, it’s built on ideas and connections that felt naïve and incomplete even at the time they were conceived.
American Psycho has all the trappings of a thoughtful film except profundity – it’s a swimming pool without a deep end.
www.culturevulture.net /Movies/AmericanPsycho.htm   (1018 words)

 DVD Review - American Psycho   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
"American Psycho", based on the controversial novel by Brett Easton Ellis, is a film that is able to be faithful to the novel’s story, while retaining some of it’s tone as well.
Universal Home Video has brought "American Psycho" to DVD in both a rated and an unrated edition (both containing the same extra features), and gives us a glimpse into the mind of a killer.
The audio on "American Psycho" is a 5.1 channel Dolby Digital presentation.
www.dvdreview.com /fullreviews/american_psycho.shtml   (1303 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - American Psycho 2
American Psycho 2 is directed by Morgan J. Freeman (no relation to the "other" Morgan Freeman), a guy whose credits include the obscure Boom and The Cherry Pickers.
American Psycho 2 aspires only to be a typical teen slasher movie with an obvious ending that shows it doesn't have an original bone in its body.
American Psycho 2 is presented in what appears to be 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen (the package doesn't state the aspect ratio).
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/americanpsycho2.php   (733 words)

 American Psycho
Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho" was perhaps the most controversial and hotly-debated novel of the last decade.
When both the era and the book are viewed from the distance of nearly a decade, she explains, AMERICAN PSYCHO comes into focus as "a brilliant social satire and a devastating portrait of the 1980s.
And, even though AMERICAN PSYCHO is presented as a period piece, albeit a not-too-distant past, it has contemporary resonance and, like its predecessors, it aspires to timelessness.
www.randomhouse.com /vintage/screen/books/psycho.html   (1337 words)

 American Psycho Reviews
American Psycho is technically superb, tantalizingly ambitious, morally sound and very well acted.
AMERICAN PSYCHO (director/writer: Mary Harron; screenwriters: based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis/Guinevere Turner; Andrzej Sekula; editor: Andrew Marcus; cast: Christian Bale (Patrick Bateman), Willem Dafoe (Donald Kimball), Jared Leto (Paul Allen),...
Bret Easton Ellis’ novel American Psycho was so disturbing and controversial that it had to scramble for new publisher at the last minute when Simon & Schuster backed out after having second thoughts regarding the murderous tale of an ‘80s yuppie that...
www.killermovies.com /a/americanpsycho/reviews   (1061 words)

 American Psycho (2000)
Ellis' book was reviled when it first came out — the violence the main character perpetrates on various women is graphic and unrelenting, and the book was turned down by its initial publisher and railed on by many in the literary community.
Most people missed the fact that the novel was a spot-on skewering of the misogynistic male psyche, a vitriolic condemnation of American life in the '80s, and often uproariously funny.
American Psycho is available in full or widescreen formats and there are French language and closed-caption options.
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 American Psycho 2: All American Girl (2002) - MovieMeter.nl
MAAR DE CLOU VAN AMERICAN PSYCHO 1 IS DAT BATEMAN HELEMAAL GEEN MOORDENAAR IS. hij is aallen psychisch gestoord en verzint de moorden in z'n hoofd....
De clou van American Psycho (het boek en/of de film; deel 1) is dat dat bewust in het midden blijft.
In principe was American Psycho trouwens geschreven om kritiek te uiten op de harde jaren '80 maar dat terzijde.
www.moviemeter.nl /?film=2811   (1301 words)

 American Psycho (2000): Reviews
When "American Psycho" goes off the rails with Patrick Bateman's imitation of Leatherface, you wonder if Charlie Kaufman was taking notes.
The commercially-minded Kaufman would make Patrick sorry for his crimes by reason of insanity, not because he wants this American psycho to skirt responsibility, but more out of a final fruition of what McKee teaches, the character arc, in which Bateman starts off unsympathetic and makes his way across the spectrum to redemption.
More of a comedy than a horror movie, American Psycho is good if you have a sick mind mind and understand some of its weird humor.
www.metacritic.com /video/titles/americanpsycho   (1490 words)

 BBC - Films - review - American Psycho
Fortunately, Mary Harron has escaped the rock writer's cul-de-sac and directed "American Psycho" with the same earnestness and passion she brought to her journalism.
"American Psycho" is partly a full-bodied, punchy thriller, and primarily an excellent character study of a narcissistic, amoral 80s Wall Street money maker.
"American Psycho", for its part, is the best monster movie in years.
www.bbc.co.uk /films/2000/11/30/american_psycho_2000_review.shtml   (405 words)

 All-Reviews.com Movie/Video Review: American Psycho
After several years of the film adaptation rights thrashing around from one studio and director to the next, "American Psycho" has finally surfaced on the big screen with, shock of all shocks, a female director, Mary Harron (1996's "I Shot Andy Warhol"), and a female collaborative screenwriting partner, Guinevere Turner.
Like the novel, "American Psycho" has no actual story, with a plot that moves from Point A to Point B and so on, but is a loose gathering of thoughts and moments set in the life--a rather pathetic one, at that--of Pat Bateman.
Having read the novel, it is impossible to watch "American Psycho" and not have your expectations tarnished, as the whole affair is an enormously large missed opportunity.
www.all-reviews.com /videos/american-psycho.htm   (1036 words)

 Ed Gein: Real American Psycho
Insofar as "Psycho" initiated the craze for "slasher" movies, Gein is revered by horror buffs as the the prototype of every knife-, axe-, and cleaver-wielding maniac who has stalked America's movie screens for the past thirty years.
In William Lustig's "Maniac" (1980), the eponymous Oedipal killer indulges in garroting, deception, shooting and scalping, with the murderer's scalp collection adorning a row of tailor's mannequins.
Gein was also the inspiration for the psycho-biopic "Deranged", a 1974 offering from American-International Pictures, co-written and co-directed by Alan Ormsby, and the lesser known but equally reverential "Three On A Meathook" (1973), directed by small-time auteur William Girdler and filmed in Louisville, Kentucky.
www.houseofhorrors.com /gein.htm   (1532 words)

 American Psycho (2000)
When Bret Easton Ellis' novel American Psycho was published in 1991, it sliced critics right down the middle.
Psycho profiles Patrick Bateman (Velvet Goldmine's Christian Bale), a blue-blooded yuppie whose Ivy League education and inherited wealth guarantee him a life of luxury.
Much of Psycho's cutlery-sharp humor comes from its use of 1980s cultural cues, be it the scoring of a sadomasochistic ménage à trois to Phil Collins' "Sussudio" (a scene that was trimmed to evade a NC-17 rating) to the screenplay's subtle use of Reagan-era Saturday Night Live catchphrases ("Isn't that special," "You look marvelous," etc.).
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 The Audio Revolution Review of 'American Psycho'
This brings us to the use of pop music in ‘American Psycho.’ This has been a good year for album analysis in film, with all those Top Five lists in ‘High Fidelity,’ but ‘American Psycho’ provides a multi-layered whammy in its commentary.
What makes ‘American Psycho’ work is partly the script’s precise ear for a particular kind of high-powered inanity, a sort of what-fools-these-moguls-be dynamic.
‘American Psycho’ is not as complex, compassionate or remotely as densely plotted as, say, ‘American Beauty.’ Still, it’s got a sharp wit and something to say, backed up by solid filmmaking skills on both sides of the camera.
www.audiorevolution.com /movies/americanpsycho/index.html   (724 words)

 American Psycho stanie się serią?,2001-08-16- - FILMWEB.pl
Bret Easton Ellis, autor powieści "American Psycho", która stała się podstawą scenariusza głośnego filmu pod tym samym tytułem ujawnił właśnie, że producenci, pracujący obecnie nad "American Psycho 2: The Girl Who Wouldn't Die", planują realizację serii obrazów opowiadających o morderstwach dokonanych przez Patricka Batemana.
"American Psycho" był dla mnie interesujący, gdyż zajmował się tematyką "jednostka a wyścig szczurów i jego wpływ na charakter", jeżeli teraz Bateman ma wędrować po Las Vegas i zażynać krupierów to ja się wypisuję...
W "American Psycho" na uwagę zasługuje przede wszystkim rola Bale`a, nie ujumąc nic treści tego filmu oczywiście.
www.filmweb.pl /News?id=3498   (511 words)

 American Psycho II: All American Girl - Greg's Preview - Yahoo! Movies
Based Upon: This is the sequel to the 2000 cerebral slasher film, American Psycho, which was likewise based upon the novel by Bret Easton Ellis.
Premise: Set nearly 15 years after the events of American Psycho, this is the story of a college freshman and Patrick Bateman survivor (Kunis) who becomes a teaching assistant (as a freshman!!??) to a professor even as she develops her own murderous obsessions, destroying anyone in her way...
To me, American Psycho worked best as a satire of the Yuppie mindset, capturing a slice of the over-achieving lifestyle when it was at its vain early crescendo.
www.upcomingmovies.com /americanpsycho2.html   (966 words)

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