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Title: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Army of One on November 13, 2012, 07:45:01 AM
Is that Ivana Trump?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G29d6RDSK1c


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Purge_WTF on November 13, 2012, 07:48:40 AM
  There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable, I simply...am not...there.



Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Army of One on November 13, 2012, 07:51:42 AM
 There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable, I simply...am not...there.



That's a very fine chardonnay you're not drinking. I want you to clean your vagina


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: El Diablo Blanco on November 13, 2012, 07:54:36 AM
Read the book gentlemen.  The movie barely scratched the surface at how sadistic PB really was.


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Army of One on November 13, 2012, 07:56:33 AM
Read the book gentlemen.  The movie barely scratched the surface at how sadistic PB really was.

Come on, El Diablo. There are a lot more important problems than the book to worry about


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: XFACTOR on November 13, 2012, 07:58:45 AM
That's a very fine chardonnay you're drinking. I want you to clean your vagina

Correction:

That's a very fine chardonnay you're "not" drinking   :)


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Army of One on November 13, 2012, 08:00:37 AM
Correction:

That's a very fine chardonnay you're "not" drinking   :)

Realised my mistake and edited before your post  ;) Hey, I'm a child of divorce, gimme a break!


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: XFACTOR on November 13, 2012, 08:04:24 AM
Realised my mistake and edited before your post  ;) Hey, I'm a child of divorce, gimme a break!

I swear every friend of mine in NY that's in finance has the entire script memorized.  Such a cult classic. 


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Purge_WTF on November 13, 2012, 08:18:46 AM
Read the book gentlemen.  The movie barely scratched the surface at how sadistic PB really was.

 Read it years ago, and yes, you get the impression that Bret Easton Ellis didn't like his mother very much.


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: snx on November 13, 2012, 08:19:21 AM
Read the book gentlemen.  The movie barely scratched the surface at how sadistic PB really was.

The part of the book where he stabs the young boy in the throat actually disturbed me. And I watch www.theync.com for shits and giggles. That part of the book does not erase from the memory easily. I was profoundly affected.

AmPsy is Brett Easton Ellis' best work, in my opinon, having only read two of his books. I'm still not sure what to make of Glamorama. I desperately want to like it, but I'm befuddled by it. Anyone here read it?


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Tito24 on November 13, 2012, 08:23:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF8GhC-T_Mo


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Army of One on November 13, 2012, 10:04:39 AM
I swear every friend of mine in NY that's in finance has the entire script memorized.  Such a cult classic. 

I hope I'm not being cross-examined here


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Tito24 on November 13, 2012, 10:54:26 AM
(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=40186.0;attach=40801;image)


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Kwon_2 on November 13, 2012, 11:07:10 AM
 There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable, I simply...am not...there.



Nice point of view Purge, but trust me, i'm over 18, i've been fighting my whole life.... Been getting beat up, paid my dues...
I am into MMA and G4P, and still getting beat up... Beating the meat... but even in my 40s, i'm still as lethal as i was in my 20s...

It's been a long road... Lots of pillowtalk.. But i've been there.. when it started, was there to help build it, build the strong foundation we have now...

I could have been one of the Silva's of the 70's.. One of the Mezgers of the 17thcentury, sweating in those black bags despite the upper management, the occult, the religious mistical aspect....

Now at 50, am still beating it.. Still deadly.... Still got the Eye of the Tiger...

Defines who i am...

Peace to the Four Winds...

-=< P U R G E _ W T F >=-


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Marty Champions on November 13, 2012, 01:29:11 PM
Is that Ivana Trump?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G29d6RDSK1c

what is this silly movie i think its been refrenced here a few times before, looks interesting


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: mdn250 on November 13, 2012, 02:20:44 PM
I swear every friend of mine in NY that's in finance has the entire script memorized.  Such a cult classic. 

YES! So true. American Psycho script and of course the almighty of them all Wall Street, mainly every GG line.


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Skylge on November 13, 2012, 02:31:43 PM
Nice video, but I prefer the original:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqg_ZGcuybs


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Irongrip400 on November 13, 2012, 02:44:30 PM
"My mask of sanity has slipped"


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Marty Champions on November 13, 2012, 02:44:46 PM
American Psycho (2000)

Part 1 http://vimeo.com/50999939

Part 2 http://vimeo.com/51006833

Part 3 http://vimeo.com/51026032


thanks man why is this such a "cult classic" though?


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: _bruce_ on November 13, 2012, 02:56:56 PM
thanks man why is this such a "cult classic" though?

Makes bored, spoiled douches feel deep and important.


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Kahn.N.Singh on November 13, 2012, 03:27:26 PM
thanks man why is this such a "cult classic" though?

As _bruce_ suggests above with regard to its "cult" status among shallow, self-absorbed, neurotically scorekeeping professionals, yeah, it pretty much increases douchebag serotonin levels.

For others, the violence, narcissism, and psychosis of its charming and witty protagonist is alluring and amusing.

And for more literary types, it's a postmodern critique of consumer and corporate culture wherein you cannot trust any sort of identity and narrative; especially, as the novel's "end"* implies, self-identity and self-narrative** (of course, there are other interpretations).

* The novel ends, "THIS IS NOT AN EXIT."
** The film ends with Bateman reflecting that his "confession has meant nothing."


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: smoothasf on November 13, 2012, 03:30:45 PM
makes me wonder what her head would look like on a stick...


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Kwon_2 on November 13, 2012, 03:32:16 PM
thanks man why is this such a "cult classic" though?

It was quite original and " special " for it's time.


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: nevertrustanyone on November 13, 2012, 03:35:24 PM
As _bruce_ suggests above with regard to its "cult" status among shallow, self-absorbed, neurotically scorekeeping professionals, yeah, it pretty much increases douchebag serotonin levels.

For others, the violence, narcissism, and psychosis of its charming and witty protagonist is alluring and amusing.

And for more literary types, it's a postmodern critique of consumer and corporate culture wherein you cannot trust any sort of identity and narrative; especially, as the novel's "end"* implies, self-identity and self-narrative** (of course, there are other interpretations).

* The novel ends, "THIS IS NOT AN EXIT."
** The film ends with Bateman reflecting that his "confession has meant nothing."
thats cause he never killed any one its all in his head  ;)


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: smoothasf on November 13, 2012, 03:35:53 PM
you probably wouldn't get it as you were part of that whole Yale thing.


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Kwon_2 on November 13, 2012, 03:42:53 PM
you probably wouldn't get it as you were part of that whole Yale thing.

No, he was part of the Harvard-thing, not Yale.


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Kahn.N.Singh on November 13, 2012, 03:43:36 PM
thats cause he never killed any one its all in his head  ;)

That's one interpretation. Another is that he did kill people (and Paul Allen), but there's so much mistaken identity going on that few people actually know who is who. For example, note how some of his colleagues mistake who he (Patrick Bateman) is in the office "show me your card" scene. And also how Paul Allen has lunch with Bateman thinking he is Halberstram. The novel is set up this way. It's supposed to be ambiguous.  


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: f450 on November 13, 2012, 03:44:03 PM
amazing how fresh that talking heads track is. so many decades after it was released. Timeless music.


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: El Diablo Blanco on November 13, 2012, 03:48:10 PM
That's one interpretation. Another is that he did kill people (and Paul Allen), but there's so much mistaken identity going on that few people actually know who is who. For example, note how some of his colleagues mistake who he (Patrick Bateman) is in the office "show me your card" scene. And also how Paul Allen has luch with Bateman thinking he is Halberstram. The novel is set up this way. It's supposed to be ambiguous.  

Bateman was a non memorable person.  The fact people mistaken him all the time shows that no matter how expensive his suits, how nice his business cards, how much he spends on glasses and 1000's of situps, he still can't stand out from the crowd he is in.  They are all clones of each other.  He was gifted his dad's company and is a spoiled child.  He draws up these scenes as a way to stand out in his head.  He so badly just wants to be noticed.  At the end of the book when they scroll through his journal you can tell he is a sociopath. He admitted over and over that he is a killer and people just laugh at him.  No one takes him serious.  It was BEE way of showing how the wall street crowd think they are so special but are all just a subclass of humans.


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Kahn.N.Singh on November 13, 2012, 03:52:54 PM
Bateman was a non memorable person.  The fact people mistaken him all the time shows that no matter how expensive his suits, how nice his business cards, how much he spends on glasses and 1000's of situps, he still can't stand out from the crowd he is in.  They are all clones of each other.  He was gifted his dad's company and is a spoiled child.  He draws up these scenes as a way to stand out in his head.  He so badly just wants to be noticed.  At the end of the book when they scroll through his journal you can tell he is a sociopath. He admitted over and over that he is a killer and people just laugh at him.  No one takes him serious.  It was BEE way of showing how the wall street crowd think they are so special but are all just a subclass of humans.

Sounds good. I have to go return some videotapes.


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: nevertrustanyone on November 13, 2012, 04:06:15 PM
That's one interpretation. Another is that he did kill people (and Paul Allen), but there's so much mistaken identity going on that few people actually know who is who. For example, note how some of his colleagues mistake who he (Patrick Bateman) is in the office "show me your card" scene. And also how Paul Allen has lunch with Bateman thinking he is Halberstram. The novel is set up this way. It's supposed to be ambiguous.  
nope , when the atm machine starts talking to him that gives it away  ;)


Title: Re: Dont just stare at it, Eat it!
Post by: Kahn.N.Singh on November 13, 2012, 04:09:43 PM
nope , when the atm machine starts talking to him that gives it away  ;)

Although that's another interpretation, I will never trust you or your insights. ;)