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why is a film about somebody who goes around killing people for no reason so bloody hilarious?
and we know it's funny cos it's true
sure, people are greedy and shallow, but bateman's on a different level of inhumanity. i always thought the satire went a bit too far, and in the book it's even worse
all those minutely detailed descriptions were a bit heavy going for travel reading
But the book isn't.
so so so so grim :(
what a performance
of the book. The book is great.
it was horrible
impossible to know how to enjoy it
it's funny because of the way patrick bateman talks, the things he says, the fact he listens to huey lewis and the news. and that him and his friends have made themselves so similar that no-one can distinguish one another. it's a SATIRE
i also know where the comedy lies.
my question was pretty rhetorical really. but it's still pretty disturbing that it's all so hilarious
i watched it yesterday and i was laughing the whole way until the end, cos it started putting me off my kfc
it's the funniest film of all time!! i know every line by heart
because Bale plays the most brilliant bastard in movie history. I love his musical quips, so funny. Is it on the tele tonight or something? Please say yes, or post a link to it...
not something i'll forget in a hurry. has there been a more violent book that's made the bestsellers list since? there can't possibly have been surely.
and yeah bale rocks.
Defo a morality tale though.
it's all in his head, yeah? he doesn't actually kill anyone, he's making it up.
It's like Gok Wan's retarded cousin.
because everyone gets confused with everyone else, but i thought it was made pretty obvious that he was just crazy, from the apartment scene at the end. But yeah, i guess it doesn't make it explicitly clear.
he finds showing the apartment has covered up the dead bodies being found in the building in order that it doesn't drive the prices of the building down. Couple that with the fact that throughout the book all sorts of characters get confused with one another. Batemans own attorney thinks he's someone else.
Mary Harron, the woman who directed the film said that the only thing she felt that she hadn't done well in adapting the film was showing that Patrick had actually killed people.
and that bit made me laugh really loudly
it had been really built up before i read it so had quite high expectations - i'm pretty i'd enjoy more second time round though. really enjoying reading The Rules of Attraction at the moment - although it's making me feel like a sham of a student - i should be drunk right now..
I love the book more, though, because thats what you're supposed to say
so much in the book that they couldnt put in the film. notably the rat and drainpipe incident...
i was cringing so much at the rat thing. if they had put that in the film... D:
in the book. They always emphasise in a way that makes it really funny. that and the Patrick never describes what anyone looks like, just what they're wearing.