iRewind Talk Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» iRewind Talk » Movies » « 80's Movies » American Psycho: Made in 2000, Set in the 80s

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: American Psycho: Made in 2000, Set in the 80s
Dexter Motley Morgan
Motley Maestro
Member # 3598

 - posted      Profile for Dexter Motley Morgan   Email Dexter Motley Morgan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This movie features Christian Bale in one of his greatest roles: that of a psychotic yuppie in 1980s New York. Any 80s fan should check it out. The music, fashion, etc... are all about the 80s.
Posts: 3842 | From: Norf Karolina | Registered: Dec 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Jessie the Sunflower Goddess
The Ultimate Rewind Princess
Member # 1877



2 Updates!

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Jessie the Sunflower Goddess   Email Jessie the Sunflower Goddess   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ever since he has become popular with Batman I am kind of interested in watching this show, I have heard a lot about it. I didn't know that it was set in the 80s though, so this makes it even more interesting to me. I know that Leonardo DiCaprio was originally sought for the lead in American Psycho.

Thanks Motley for more insight on this one, it is one that I have always wondered about but don't ever hear much about!

Posts: 5228 | From: KANSAS | Registered: Sep 2003 | Site Updates: 2  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Dexter Motley Morgan
Motley Maestro
Member # 3598

 - posted      Profile for Dexter Motley Morgan   Email Dexter Motley Morgan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
They have just released a collector's edition of the movie on DVD. It has a really strong cult-like internet following. I first saw it on HBO like 4 years ago. The only other ones I knew in the movie were Reese Witherspoon, Jared Leto, and Wilhelm Dafoe (sp?)...
Posts: 3842 | From: Norf Karolina | Registered: Dec 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Jessie the Sunflower Goddess
The Ultimate Rewind Princess
Member # 1877



2 Updates!

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Jessie the Sunflower Goddess   Email Jessie the Sunflower Goddess   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yeah it has really good actors in it, I am excited to see it now. I know that it has become very popular since it has been released on DVD. It does have a following so it must be pretty good.
Posts: 5228 | From: KANSAS | Registered: Sep 2003 | Site Updates: 2  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Valley

Dated Julie From 'Valley Girl' (allegedly!)
Member # 1322



19 Updates!

Member Rated:
5
 - posted      Profile for Valley   Email Valley   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This is a script that sought after by many in Hollywood, but the movie didn't score with the general public maybe because of the subject matter. The soundtrack had The Cure, New Order, and Tom Tom Club. This is another movie that the book was way better than the film it spawned in my opinion. Decent movie none the less.

American Psycho Movie

Posts: 7845 | From: Smiling and glancing in awe in the back of a limo | Registered: Mar 2003 | Site Updates: 19  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
JimBrayFan
Senior Rewinder
Member # 3831

Rate Member
 - posted      Profile for JimBrayFan   Author's Homepage   Email JimBrayFan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I loved the fact that it was directed by a woman..
Posts: 90 | From: Long Island | Registered: Feb 2005 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
ISIS
Rewind Idol
Member # 1780

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for ISIS         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
What is it actually about?? Is he a killer?? Is it suppose to be funny or be scary??

I am kind of interested in it too. I am giving another newer movie a shot today... we rented The Ring, so we'll see how that goes.

It is has been so stinkin hot, you can't do anything but stay in the air conditioning, or you'll die outside, so I need movies to watch.

Posts: 13343 | Registered: Aug 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
JimBrayFan
Senior Rewinder
Member # 3831

Rate Member
 - posted      Profile for JimBrayFan   Author's Homepage   Email JimBrayFan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
He is a killer. It's gory not really scary.

But the conversations Patrick Bateman has with his friends are funny; there is a whole scene just with them comparing their business cards.

Posts: 90 | From: Long Island | Registered: Feb 2005 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
ISIS
Rewind Idol
Member # 1780

Member Rated:
4
 - posted      Profile for ISIS         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Does gory mean horribly violent and graphic?? An example of what I mean is Cape Fear with Robert DeNiro..that movie was way too violent for me, and so was Hannibal. Those kind of things are stuff I can't take...Friday the 13th I can take though.
Posts: 13343 | Registered: Aug 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Dexter Motley Morgan
Motley Maestro
Member # 3598

 - posted      Profile for Dexter Motley Morgan   Email Dexter Motley Morgan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If u can stand Friday the 13th then in my opinion, u could stand American Psycho. I have the special edition DVD. It has the movie itself, deleted scenes, and a special about the 80s called "The 80s:Downtown" on it. My fave scene was when he was thouroughly giving his opinion of Huey Lewis and The News' career to the prostitute and the call girl in his apartment. Isis, if you like horror movies, then I think you'd like it. But I wouldn't let kids watch it...
Posts: 3842 | From: Norf Karolina | Registered: Dec 2004 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Hordak
Senior Rewinder
Member # 1772

Rate Member
 - posted      Profile for Hordak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This, for me, is the most entertaining movie of the new decade bar none (forget the vastly overrated Donnie Darko, good as that is). Frankly Isis I'd be astounded if you don't like it; all the aforementioned people have the feel of genuinely acting their parts (add the gorgeous Chloe Sevigny and Samantha Mathis to that list ;-), not just phoning in bland performances as per the norm these days. In that sense, it feels very 80s in style/content, not merely period; a great amount of care and attention appears to have went into making it, and that's pretty rare these days!

But Christian Bale... just towers above everything else in this movie. His characterization will, in decades to come I think, be regarded among the great screen performances of all-time, up there with Travis Bickle, Tony Montana et al. Look at the guy, how could it not???

Posts: 97 | From: Midlands, UK | Registered: Aug 2003 | Site Updates: 0  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Fast Rewind Home

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.0