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Post by DanglyBrasco on Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:24 pm

Watched American Psyco (again) last night, and reminded of it by Caseys lovely, lovely avatar, inspired to make this.

Will kick off with some American Psyco ones which Casey will undoubtedly hate me for writing first...

"There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable... I simply am not there"

"Patrick Bateman: Do you know what Ed Gein said about women?
David Van Patten: The maitre 'd at Canal Bar?
Patrick Bateman: No, serial killer, Wisconsin, the '50s.
Craig McDermott: So what did he say?
Patrick Bateman: "When I see a pretty girl walking down the street, I think two things. One part wants me to take her out, talk to her, be real nice and sweet and treat her right."
David Van Patten: And what did the other part think?
Patrick Bateman: "What her head would look like on a stick...
[laughs]"

"I have to return some videotapes"

So yeah, post your favourites here for fun readings. (By me, not necessarily by you...)
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Post by 01casey on Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:29 pm

Haha, some brilliant ones there. My personal favourite is:

Patrick Bateman: Do you like Huey Lewis and the news?
Paul Allen: They're OK.
Patrick Bateman: Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercial and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far much more bitter, cynical sense of humour.
Paul Allen: Hey Halberstram.
Patrick Bateman: Yes, Allen?
Paul Allen: Why are their copies of the style section all over the place, d-do you have a dog? A little chow or something?
Patrick Bateman: No, Allen.
Paul Allen: Is that a rain coat?
Patrick Bateman: Yes it is! In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.
[raises axe above head]
Patrick Bateman: Hey Paul!
[he bashes Allen in the head with the axe, and blood splatters over him]
Patrick Bateman: TRY GETTING A RESERVATION AT DORSIA NOW YOU FUCKING STUPID BASTARD! YOU, FUCKING BASTARD!
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Post by DanglyBrasco on Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:30 pm

I KNEW you'd do the Dorsia one!

AP is almost infinitely quotable, nearly every line is incredible and hilarious.
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Post by 01casey on Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:33 pm

I thank you for saving it for me to quote! One of my favourite movie scenes. I don't care what the snobby critics thought of American Psycho - it was quite simply satirical gold, and a film that no matter how many times I watch, never gets old. It is also Bale's standout performance in my opinion, even better than the tremendous showing in the lackluster 'The Machinist'.
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Post by DanglyBrasco on Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:44 pm

The Machinist confused me the first time i saw it, and has continued to confuse me ever since. Bale is great in it, though i always though he was really spectacular in Rescue Dawn?
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Post by 01casey on Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:49 pm

I got The Machinist, and it was all good up until the poor, over-climatic ending. Have you ever seen Primer? Now THERE'S a mindfuck of a film that I still need to get round to watching again just to 'get'. It was so puzzling, I don't even know whether or not I enjoyed it.

I keep reccomending it to Iain but I think he's ignoring it Tongue out
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Post by Kaptain Kaviar on Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:18 am

Lol, I haven't forgotten about Primer... don't quite know why I haven't bought it though! Tongue out

American Psycho is wonderful, love that film. I think the scene were they're comparing contact cards is perfect. Is it wrong that I understand how he feels?!
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Post by Rebellious Backbencher on Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:55 am

Lemme parphrase, I'm without copy and paste at the mo':

Stuntman Mike: So which way you goin', Pam?
Pam: right!
Stuntman Mike: Ahh, that's too bad.
*Pam's face falls a little, absolutely wonderful sinking musical tone kicks in*
Pam: ...Why?
Stuntman Mike: Well, it was a 50/50 chance on whether you'd be going left or right. Now, the truth is we're both going left, and you could've just as easily have been going left and, if that was the case, it would've been a while before you started getting scared. But, as you're going right, I'm afraid you'll have to get scared... IMMEDIATELY!


It's just beautiful. Mike does such a convincing job of just being a slightly eccentric, likeable guy in order to lure his victims in that he even makes the audience, who should already be well aware that he's the killer, doubt themselves. So when he immediately changes demeanor into that of a killer, it's just joyous to watch.
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Post by DanglyBrasco on Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:08 am

Thats an amazing scene actually, i love it when she first gets in the car and theres no seat... she looks so unsure of what to do but Mike is nice, so everything will be alright...

Also, Kurt Russel is scary in that movie Smile

I dont know why people diss it all the time, i liked it.
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Post by Dingo on Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:42 am

Snakes on a plane anyone?

"Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!"

And of course, the TV version:

"Enough is enough! I have had it with these monkey-fighting snakes on this Monday-to-Friday plane!"
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Post by Seany C on Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:55 am

Magnolia: TAME the cunt!
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Re: Favourite Film Quotes

Post by 01casey on Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:37 pm

Kaptain Kaviar wrote:
American Psycho is wonderful, love that film. I think the scene were they're comparing contact cards is perfect. Is it wrong that I understand how he feels?!

I know what you mean about how he feels. I think the film is promoting the ideology that we all have this inner-psycho inside us, and that deep down, we all have to capacity to be crazy, but cover it up in expensive clothes and false emotions, just to be accepted as normal. The ambiguous ending backs that up too. Smile
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Post by DanglyBrasco on Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:39 pm

It disturbs me that i relate to him so, when he breaks up with Evelyn, and says something along the lines of "You simply arent that important to me.", i mean, i think i actually said that last week without realising it was a quote.
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Post by 01casey on Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:42 pm

The line that sums up the entire film to me, in a nutshell, and the line that I find myself relating too most, is:

"I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip."

That final sentence is so important to the film, and how we relate to it. I'm a strong believer in the idea that we all hide under a mask of sanity, our perception of normality constructed by what we see on the TV and in our everyday lives.
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Post by Kaptain Kaviar on Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:49 pm

Yeah, I love the mask anology a bit too much for my own good. Got it in Autumn Reflections and Fem Steg. I've seen other films overdo it though, like MirrorMask.

We're animals... FUCKING ANIMALS!!
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Post by 01casey on Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:53 pm

I've yet to see MirrorMask. All this American Psycho discussion reminds me of my personal Film Studies project next year: The representation of masculinity in American Psycho, and other films (I've picked In The Company of Men and Swimming With Sharks thus far, but if anyone has any more suggestions, please let me know).
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Post by mcgugan on Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:03 pm

H.I.:This whole dream, was it wishful thinking? Was I just fleeing reality like I know I'm liable to do? But me and Ed, we can be good too. And it seemed real. It seemed like us and it seemed like, well, our home. If not Arizona, then a land not too far away. Where all parents are strong and wise and capable and all children are happy and beloved. I don't know. Maybe it was Utah.

and this little exchange:

Glen: How many Polacks it take to screw up a lightbulb?
H.I.: I don't know, Glen. One?
Glen: Nope, it takes three.
[Glen laughs. H.I. doesn't]
Glen: Wait a minute, I told it wrong. Here, I'm startin' over: How come it takes three Polacks to screw up a lightbulb?
H.I.: I don't know, Glen.
Glen: 'Cause they're so darn stupid!
[Glen laughs again. H.I. doesn't]
Glen: Shit, man, loosen up! Don't ya get it?
H.I.: No, Glen, I sure don't.
Glen: Shit, man, think about it! I guess it's what they call a "way homer."
H.I.: Why's that?
Glen: 'Cause you only get it on the way home.
H.I.: I'm already home, Glen.
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Post by DanglyBrasco on Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:47 pm

lol

What film is that?
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Post by 01casey on Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:13 pm

Nice little quote in Primer:

Aaron: Are you hungry? I haven't eaten since later this afternoon.
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Post by Seany C on Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:31 pm

DanglyBrasco wrote:lol

What film is that?
Raizing Arizona, one of the Cohen bros earlier efforts.
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Post by DanglyBrasco on Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:39 pm

Ahhh with Nic Cage? Im going to watch that Smile
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Post by Seany C on Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:40 pm

Tis good. Especially the bounty hunter and his theme tune.
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Post by gdf on Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:57 pm

I have The Man Who Wasn't There balancing on top of my PS3. How does that fit into the Coen pantheon?

Oh, and I'm generally terrible with quotes. Most that I can remember are rather embarrassingly mainstream.
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