Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Ghoul, Ghost, Killer or Fiend of the Day: PATRICK BATEMAN from AMERICAN PSYCHO

Killer yuppie!


I’ll be writing about American Psycho in some detail soon, sometime after the unveiling of my new series: Movies That Matter. So I’ll restrain myself here to a short list of things from this film I can’t believe I was ever without:


1. Best Alibi for a Crime Ever: “I was probably returning some videotapes.”
2. Best Putdown of a Restaurant Ever: “This restaurant doesn’t have a good bathroom to do coke in.”
3. Best Criticism of Huey Lewis Ever: “Huey’s a little too black for me.”

4 comments:

shahn said...

i LOVE this film! i'll be waiting for your in-depth post.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Ed,
I've been out of the loop for a couple of weeks with your site here (I can see I have a lot of catching up to do) and I still have to send you my list. Anyway, first off, sorry for not commenting in the last couple of weeks, I shall correct that. My usual 40 comments a day all over the web have dropped precipitously in the past two weeks due to a heavily increased home and work load. Jim Emerson must think I've been shipped off to gitmo ("Where the hell's the comments from that Lapper guy who always pesters me?) Secondly, I tagged you for a meme but I totally understand if you don't want to do it - no obligation.
It seemed like fun and you, Neil and Ken were the three whose reactions and answers I most wanted to see. Cheers.

Joseph B. said...

You know, to this day, I still use the excuse that I was returning some movies when asked where I was on a given date. It cracks me up inside everytime, but I seem to be the only one getting the joke. I told myself the first girl who ever turns to me and says, "oh that's from american psycho" I'll probably marry her.

Thom said...

Looking forward to reading your upcoming longer post about this film. Best shade for a business card: bone.