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itsfuckingdistractingohgood opened their dumb fucking mouth:

I actually got to listen to the who show (musical) and I liked it. It's difficult to like anything when you're already a fan of the original format (the book) but I thought it was good adaptation. I thought musical format would be awful and that a play would be better but after I heard the whole show I realized it the opposite. A play version would be awkward. You are right though, that the Smith's interpretation is a little too warm and not enough coldness.

Ooh, cool!

Yeah, I guesss if you’re going to put American Psycho on a stage, you might as well go all the way and make it a musical.  Also there was that script that Bret Easton Ellis wrote before the APS movie was made that ended in a musical number… clearly the idea has been in his head for a long time.  I think it’s so ridiculous and weird that it works - and I guess if you want to get all interpretive about it, the idea in the book is that Patrick and his friends only exist as facades, like they’re acting for an audience of each other.  The whole world is a stage, right?

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The Musical

(I’m excited to finally hear all the songs in one place!) We’ve known for a while now that the APS musical would be coming to Broadway, but over the past few days there have been a few new articles written about it.

In case you missed it, the musical debuted in London, with Matt Smith (yeah, that bow-tie dude from Doctor Who) in the role of Patrick Bateman.  The show will be playing at Second Stage Theater in New York starting February 2015 (assuming everything goes as planned).  There will be more blood, a few new songs, and an all-American cast.  No word on any specific names yet.  The only possible hint is from a tweet from BEE last year:

A TV show?

They did it to Psycho, they did it to the Hannibal movies, and now there’s a chance they might be doing it to American Psycho.  Mid/late 2013, FX studios was considering an American Psycho sequel in movie form (I guess the utter failure of the 2002 film with Mila Kunis wasn’t enough to steer them away).  After a while, that discussion faded away, and the idea of a TV series was brought up -  the synopsis being:

“In the new drama series, iconic serial killer Patrick Bateman, now in his mid-50’s but as outrageous and lethal as ever, takes on a protégé in a sadistic social experiment who will become every bit his equal — a next generation American Psycho.”

The most recent article about this was written this year, however it cited no sources whatsoever, and gave no new information, so it’s entirely possible that it was just recycled by a website to get some views.  It’s also very possible that, like the possibility of a film sequel, the TV idea has floated away on the breeze.

I’ve given my opinion below, but I’d love to hear what you think about either of these events!

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oswaldandsmith:

a m e r i c a n  p s y c h o ; // Did you know I’m utterly insane?[listen]

i. clean // ii. oh, sri lanka // iii. everybody wants to rule the world// iv. i’m not a common man // v. coming in the air tonight // vi. i am back // vii. hip to be square // viii. killer wolf // ix. hardbody // x. you are what you wear // xi. this is not an exit // xii. don’t you want me// xiii. end of an island // xiv. mistletoe alert // xv. a nice thought // xvi. a girl before // xvii. if we get married

[ A mix of all the currently leaked/released songs from the musical American Psycho. All rights go to respected owners. ]


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(notice my tag which you can blacklist in case I have a lapse and decide to make more dumb text posts in the future)

I figured since you all like American Psycho anyways that I would go ahead and shamelessly promote a fairly new blog that I made, where I’m working my way through watching what various sources claim to be ‘the most disturbing movies ever made.’  If you look at my list (currently at 78 titles), and you know of a movie you think should be on it, please let me know!  And no, I will not be promoting other blogs regularly; I just figured it might be something that some of you might be interested in.

http://mostdisturbingmovies.tumblr.com/

Also, quick storytime: So the other day I was in Macy’s (having a miserable shopping experience all around) and then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, Hip to be Square started playing on the radio.  My day was much better after that, although I think one lady might have noticed me mouthing out the words.  Small miracles happen every day, my friends.

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Over the last few months, several people have asked me for opinions and information about American Psycho for school projects.  I’m in the process of making a Resources page, with various interviews, essays, and articles related to American Psycho that could hopefully help anyone writing a report or essay (or just for your reading pleasure).

I’m still absolutely thrilled if someone wants to know my personal take on anything related to APS (or serial killers… or psychology… or the effects of violent media in our culture… basically, anything), but I’m just one student who happens to be a really enthusiastic fan of APS, and my opinion is no more qualified than that of anyone who has seriously studied the book.  I thought it might be helpful to list some sources which are much more sophisticated (and well-written!) than my personal opinion.  I’m not quite sure when the page will be done, but it should be pretty soon.

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Sorry not sorry


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james-fuckme-franco opened their dumb fucking mouth:

I'm reading American Psycho for my literature class as we had to pick a controversial or classical novel to study. I'm almost half way through it and I'm just really struggling with it, I like it a lot but I just wonder does Patrick ever feel any remorse for his actions or is he simply killing people because he's trapped in a world where no one really notices anything? What was your take on the book exactly in relation to why Bateman is the way he is?

Looong answer. Sorry…

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Who or what was your first kill ever?

I don’t really remember.  My past is irrelevant to me.

"An animal, probably a mouse or a rat.  Maybe even a bug.  Something small and pointless.”

At the age of six I used to keep fish in a tank, and I remember scooping one out and watching it flop back and forth, helpless, until it died.  This wasn’t my first kill, but for some reason the memory is etched clearly into my mind.

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Title: Sussudio

Artist: Phil Collins

Album: ...Hits
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Sussudio  |  Phil Collins  |  …Hits

Phil Collins’ solo efforts seem to be more commercial, and therefore more satisfying in a narrower way, especially songs like “In the Air Tonight” and “Against All Odds.”

Sabrina, don’t just stare at it, eat it.

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I’m reading through the book a third time, and this time around I’ve got a paper and pen beside me all the time because I am compiling a master playlist of All the Songs Mentioned in American Psycho.  This will take a while.

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no--waves opened their dumb fucking mouth:

To the person who asked about a report on American Psycho I did mine as a junior (year 11). I had to read a section from the book (Tries To Cook and Eat Girl) &it sucked but I went over it with my teacher first&he was okay with it. If you don't focus on how graphic the book is it's great to analyze for a class- focus on the social satire and less on the sex/murders and you're good!!

Thanks!

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thefaultsinourbrains opened their dumb fucking mouth:

hello I have really been enjoying your blog lately (I have read the book recently and I think it is safe to say it has affected me dramatically) I realize alot of people have been doing book reports in high school , and I was just wandering if you knew what grade? b/c of how grafic most scenes are and I dont think neither I or most people would consider the book pg13 or appropriate for children/teens under 18

I’m really not sure what grade, or even if it’s for college.  If it were me, I’d probably wait until the 2nd or 3rd year of high school to even think about it, and at that point I would ask my teacher if it would be appropriate to write about.  I’m sure it depends on the individual teacher.  I’m glad so many people are reading the book!

Any input from people who have done / are doing reports?