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American Psycho: an oral history, 20 years after its divisive debut

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    daturkel
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    As a supplement to this article, Mary Harron did a cool "Anatomy of a Scene" feature for the NY Times a few years back where she talks about the famous business card scene....

    As a supplement to this article, Mary Harron did a cool "Anatomy of a Scene" feature for the NY Times a few years back where she talks about the famous business card scene.

    https://www.nytimes.com/video/movies/100000004450285/anatomy-of-a-scene-american-psycho.html

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    1. tomf
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      this is great! I mirrored it to streamable for the others with noscript https://streamable.com/yfyew

      this is great! I mirrored it to streamable for the others with noscript

      https://streamable.com/yfyew

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  2. tomf
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    This is an interesting line: It's interesting that Kevin Smith decided to watch it on cable after having such a negative initial response to the film. I love American Psycho, both the book and...

    This is an interesting line:

    “I was supposed to have dinner that night with Kevin Smith. And I was listening to a message from him—he’d gone to the screening—and he said, ‘I don’t feel well, I’m not going to be able to make dinner.’ And I was like, oh, that’s weird. And years later he told me, ‘I hated that movie so much that I couldn’t have dinner with you. I didn’t know what I was going to say. And then I saw it on cable and I realized it’s actually genius.’”

    It's interesting that Kevin Smith decided to watch it on cable after having such a negative initial response to the film.

    I love American Psycho, both the book and film. Christian Bale is perfect for the role of Bateman. On the second page it is said that Billy Crudup was attached as Bateman, and I think he could have been good for the role, but Bale has that little bit of crazy in the way he shapes his mouth that makes him perfect.

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