What happened to all the places frequented by Patrick Bateman 20 years ago in Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho? Well, for starters, the nightclub Tunnel is now a “design collective” called ENK-NYC; the restaurant Arcadia is now called Amaranth and Espace is Steak Frites. The Harvard Club is still the Harvard Club.
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The Empire Strikes Back
Paul Schrader wrote Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. Now he has collaborated on a shark movie with Bret Easton Ellis. The main character of this one sounds like a working-class Patrick Bateman crossed with Captain Ahab: a young man who decides to take revenge on the super-rich by propelling them to a sharky doom.
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Tina Brown has made good, in her way, on her promise to decode “crackling, confusing digital dots”: Newsweek this week synthesizes Charlie Sheen’s every manic Ustream with Bret Easton Ellis’s theory, long promulgated over Twitter, of “Empire” and “post-Empire” entertainments. Mr. Ellis, whose piece is live on Read More
Any fan of the novel American Psycho and its 2000 big screen counterpart knows that the music is as integral to the work as the murders. In both, Patrick Bateman, the gore-obsessed 1980s Wall Street executive, spends nearly as much time dissecting Whitney Houston and Genesis’ bodies of work as he does, um, dissecting bodies. Read More
Bret Easton Ellis did an interview with AskMen.com about his new novel Imperial Bedrooms. One of his answers to an interview question reflected an odd self-consciousness that must just come with being, well, Bret Easton Ellis. To be fair, the interviewer, not the author came up with the phrase:
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Elvis Costello imitates Bret Easton Ellis in Rolling Stone:
I walked into a bar, Bret was standing there. He looked disinterested. I took some more cocaine. He didn’t look any better. I had another vodka. The vodka didn’t make me feel any happier, so I switched on MTV. I wanted to fuck Blaine, but Blaine Read More
Picador UK is promoting Bret Easton Ellis’ Imperial Bedrooms with a game that is sort of offensive but mostly just boring. Upon visiting “The Devil in You” site, users assume the role of a sleazy producer filming an audition with a young actress. After the actress reads, the site gives one the Read More
Bret Easton Ellis is full of surprises this week. First, we learned that he was celebrating the death of J.D. Salinger (“Party tonight!!!“); now we hear that American Psycho will be made into a musical. The L.A. Times reports that Tony Award–winning songwriter Duncan Sheik, best known for Spring Read More
It’s 2 a.m. and you awake with a jerk, alone in your fully lit apartment and still on the couch. On TV, the credits of some movie you’ve already seen a billion times are scrolling by. It feels like rock bottom. And we know, because we’re just like you: single.
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Running time 100 minutes
Written by Bret Easton Ellis and Nicholas Jarecki
Directed by Gregor Jordan
Starring Jon Foster, Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Winona Ryder
A rancid load of swill called The Informers, from a depraved 1994 book by Bret Easton Ellis, is, like The Soloist, a Read More