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Did the youtube scene--at any moment--make you laugh?

Yes
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I chuckled
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I cracked a smile and let out a brief "heh."
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No
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OMG TEH CRIMINAL DRAMATIC HORROR!!
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Total votes : 3

Re: American Psycho 2000

Postby Haggis_McMutton on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:47 pm

BigBallinStalin wrote:Is the simple truth not as exciting for you?


Got any proof that it's all in his mind?

It seems most likely to me that some of it is in his mind (i.e. we see it from his point of view as an unreliable narrator and some things are exaggerated, maybe the girls look hotter than they really are, etc) but the bulk of it happens. Except for the part where he loses it at the end of course. It's pretty hard to tell how much of that part happened.
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Re: American Psycho 2000

Postby Army of GOD on Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:16 pm

Doesn't Dumbledore die at the end of American Psycho?
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Re: American Psycho 2000

Postby BigBallinStalin on Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:38 pm

Haggis_McMutton wrote:
BigBallinStalin wrote:Is the simple truth not as exciting for you?


Got any proof that it's all in his mind?

It seems most likely to me that some of it is in his mind (i.e. we see it from his point of view as an unreliable narrator and some things are exaggerated, maybe the girls look hotter than they really are, etc) but the bulk of it happens. Except for the part where he loses it at the end of course. It's pretty hard to tell how much of that part happened.


Really?
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Re: American Psycho 2000

Postby Haggis_McMutton on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:16 pm

BigBallinStalin wrote:Really?
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Yeah, you can interpret it like that. Like you say at the end there's no real way to know how far he went if we've established the narrative as unreliable. The fact that he scribbled that stuff doesn't really say anything. I mean you could argue that he did the murders but the methods are exaggerated and you can get any combination of real and fake you want.
About the police and realism, this movie world is clearly an exaggeration of our world.
Mistaken identity on a ridiculous/hilarious level seems to be commonplace, so I don't think the realism accusation sinks the theory that he really killed people.

The book is much more ambiguous and the producers of the movie have pretty much stated outright that they intended the movie to be equally ambiguous.

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One thing I think is a failure on my part is people keep coming out of the film thinking that its all a dream, and I never intended that. All I wanted was to be ambiguous in the way that the book was. I think it's a failure of mine in the final scene because I just got the emphasis wrong. I should have left it more open ended. It makes it look like it was all in his head, and as far as I'm concerned, it's not (the complete interview can be found here).


Basically there is no absolute truth to be had in this case. So seeing that, the benefit of my interpretation (and indeed the argument between the two interpretations) is that it gives you something to talk about with the people after you just saw the movie.
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Re: American Psycho 2000

Postby BigBallinStalin on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:23 pm

Haggis_McMutton wrote:
BigBallinStalin wrote:Really?
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Yeah, you can interpret it like that. Like you say at the end there's no real way to know how far he went if we've established the narrative as unreliable. The fact that he scribbled that stuff doesn't really say anything. I mean you could argue that he did the murders but the methods are exaggerated and you can get any combination of real and fake you want.
About the police and realism, this movie world is clearly an exaggeration of our world.
Mistaken identity on a ridiculous/hilarious level seems to be commonplace, so I don't think the realism accusation sinks the theory that he really killed people.

The book is much more ambiguous and the producers of the movie have pretty much stated outright that they intended the movie to be equally ambiguous.

See imdb FAQ
One thing I think is a failure on my part is people keep coming out of the film thinking that its all a dream, and I never intended that. All I wanted was to be ambiguous in the way that the book was. I think it's a failure of mine in the final scene because I just got the emphasis wrong. I should have left it more open ended. It makes it look like it was all in his head, and as far as I'm concerned, it's not (the complete interview can be found here).


Basically there is no absolute truth to be had in this case. So seeing that, the benefit of my interpretation (and indeed the argument between the two interpretations) is that it gives you something to talk about with the people after you just saw the movie.


NEVER! I'll get angry instead and loudly proclaim, "I AM RIGHT; YOU ARE WRONG!"

(re: underlined, which makes for an enjoyable film).
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Re: American Psycho 2000

Postby nagerous on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:19 pm

patches70 wrote:
BigBallinStalin wrote:What's your top 5 for black comedies (PC AUTODELETE!!) dark humor films?


Dr Strangelove
Shaun of the Dead
Trainspotting
True Romance
Very Bad Things

There are probably others that I am forgetting.

Dr Strangelove is arguably the all time best dark comedy.


Fargo deserves a mention

Shaun of the Dead is more of a standard comedy but with added zombies..

And on the other side I didn't find trainspotting particularly funny
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