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"American Psycho" is a 2000 American psychological black comedy film co-written and directed by Mary Harron, based on Bret Easton Ellis's novel of the same name. It stars Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, Samantha Mathis, Cara Seymour, Justin Theroux, and Reese Witherspoon. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2000, and was released theatrically on April 14, 2000. The film received generally positive reviews and was a financial success with critics mainly praising the screenplay and Christian Bale's performance.

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Google previewLevity of Design (2012)

Man and Modernity in the Poetry of J. H. Prynne by Wit Píetrzak

Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho is a perfect example of the trauma of late modernity perspicaciously encapsulated by Munch's painting; fear, apathy and ubiquitous perils evoke the climate which “the men of 1914” could only vaguely, if most pertinently, anticipate, since it is only with the arrival ...

Google previewCelluloid Ceiling (2014)

Women Film Directors Breaking Through by Gabrielle Kelly, Cheryl Robson

American Psycho is a film famed particularly for the scenes in which antagonist Patrick Bateman (actor Christian Bale) has intercourse with two sex workers while watching himself posing in the mirror. Together with its self-reflective post- modern ending, stylised violence and paranoia it at once eulogises and demonises its anti-hero through the eyes of its two women writers, who are both affiliated firmly with educated liberalism.22 This female perspective plays a marked role in ...

Google previewAll the Rest Is Propaganda (2014)

by Mike Hockney

American Psycho is an appropriate designation for the whole of the American right ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work (2015)

by Brian Jones

Narrated inthe first personand structured likeaday planner, American Psycho satirizes theexcesses and savagery latent in ReaganismandYuppie culture. Ellis's third novel recallshis favorite themesof youthful apathy and privileged discontent, while exploring the almost symbiotic relation between materialism and moral decay. Bateman, who first appears in Ellis'searlier novel, The Rules of Attraction, asa minorcharacter, serves asakind of cipher, an unnervingly blank symbol of white ...

Google previewAmerican Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History by Gina Misiroglu

American Psycho (2000), and Saved! (2004). Richard Panchyk See also: Environmentalism; McCarthyism.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gender in Media (2012)

by Mary Kosut

205 American Psychiatric Association, xxix American Psycho (film), 137 American Psychological Association (APA), 461 American Society of News Editors (ASNE), ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Writers and their Works (2015)

by Christopher Riches, Michael Cox

Fiction American Psycho (1991) Fiction The Informers ...

Google previewThe Million Word Crossword Dictionary (2010)

by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

Fox, Martin Sheen director: Rob Reiner American Psycho: 4 film 5 novel author: Bret Easton Ellis cast: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Reese Witherspoon director: Mary Harron American Revolution: 3 war supporter: 4 Tory, Whig American Rhapsody, An (2001 film) cast: Tony Goldwyn, Nastassja ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Cinema (2011)

by Keith M. Booker

and SAYLES, JOHN ~ 317 American Psycho (2000). Among these films.

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