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American Psycho

Directed by Mary Harron
United States, 2000 (fiction, 102 minutes, colour, Cantonese / English / Spanish)
Also known as "Americké psycho", "Amerikan psyko", "Psicópata americano"

Film Description:
"A young, handsome man with a Harvard education and success on Wall Street has terrible urges that take him in pursuit of women, greed, and murder."
-- WorldCat (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner
Based on: American Psycho, a novel by Bret Easton Ellis
Produced by: Christian Halsey Solomon, Chris Hanley, Edward R. Pressman
Principal Cast: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage, Chloë Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon, Samantha Mathis, Matt Ross, Jared Leto, Willem Dafoe, Cara Seymour, Guinevere Turner
Cinematography: Andrzej Sekula
Film Editing: Andrew Marcus
Music: John Cale
Production Company: Am Psycho Productions, Edward R. Pressman Film, Lions Gate Films, Muse Productions, P.P.S. Films, Quadra Entertainment, Universal Pictures
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Notes about American Psycho

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Quotes about American Psycho

"[In American Psycho Mary] Harron replaces much of the book's endless lists of consumer products and minute descriptions of Bateman's murders with dark-humored social satire. The connection between 1980s Yuppie consumerism and serial murder is vividly established during the film's titles when what appears to be blood dripping is actually drops of red berry sauce drizzled onto elegant cuisine on a dinner plate."
-- Mary G. Hurd (source)

"[Mary] Harron emphasizes the film's [American Psycho's] feminist critique through Bateman's interrelationships with women, particularly in supposedly romantic places such as restaurants, with contant closeups on his face."
-- Karen Oughton (source)

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