History Fridge / AmericanPsycho

18th Aug '17 4:27:20 AM Daylight
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* If you listen to the music Patrick Bateman plays and speaks passionately about [[spoiler: during his most graphics murders at his apartment building,]] you notice the message in the songs describe Bateman's personality. Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews song "Hip To Be Square" is a song about faking it to make it and blending into society rather than standing out, which Bateman admits to his fiance he was doing, as well as him making this clear through narration. The second song was Music/WhitneyHouston's "Greatest Love Of All", which is about the power of loving ones self. Simply put, [[{{TheSociopath}}Patrick Bateman fakes his personality to hide his true nature, and the only person he cares about is himself.]]
22nd Jun '17 6:09:57 AM WillBGood
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* At the end of the film, Bateman's lawyer insists Bateman couldn't have murdered Paul Allen, as the lawyer had dinner with Allen only a few days ago. While this might seem to support the notion that the murders were all in his head, it's shaky evidence at best; Batemans lawyer confuses Bateman for another one of his clients, so who's to say he really had dinner with Allen, instead of another yuppie he thought to be Allen?

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* At the end of the film, Bateman's lawyer insists Bateman couldn't have murdered Paul Allen, as the lawyer had dinner with Allen only a few days ago. While this might seem to support the notion that the murders were all in his head, it's shaky evidence at best; Batemans Bateman's lawyer confuses Bateman for another one of his clients, so who's to say he really had dinner with Allen, instead of another yuppie he thought to be Allen?
27th May '17 10:12:38 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** This is actually hinted at twice, during the final scenes of the movie at Harry's Bar. First, when Bateman walks in and sits down with the others, [=McDermott=] gestures over to Bryce and mentions that he "just got back, and he's drinking mineral water. He's a changed man." This indicates that Bryce has just returned from a not-insignificant trip. Where to? Well, just after Ronald Reagan's speech later on, if you pay close attention, Bryce speaks several of his lines in a bad British accent, as a pretentious person like him might do after spending a few days in England. It seems likely that Carnes had dinner in London with Bryce, whom he thinks is called Paul Allen. [[note]]This sits well with WordOfGod which states that the movie was made under the assumption that the murders did take place.[[/note]]

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** This is actually hinted at twice, during the final scenes of the movie at Harry's Bar. First, when Bateman walks in and sits down with the others, [=McDermott=] gestures over to Bryce and mentions that he "just got back, and he's drinking mineral water. He's a changed man." This indicates that Bryce has just returned from a not-insignificant trip. Where to? Well, just after Ronald Reagan's UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's speech later on, if you pay close attention, Bryce speaks several of his lines in a bad British accent, as a pretentious person like him might do after spending a few days in England. It seems likely that Carnes had dinner in London with Bryce, whom he thinks is called Paul Allen. [[note]]This sits well with WordOfGod which states that the movie was made under the assumption that the murders did take place.[[/note]]



* The Wall Street firm Bateman works for is called Pierce & Pierce, also the name of the firm Sherman [=McCoy=] works for in [[Literature/TheBonfireOfTheVanities The Bonfire of the Vanities]].

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* The Wall Street firm Bateman works for is called Pierce & Pierce, also the name of the firm Sherman [=McCoy=] works for in [[Literature/TheBonfireOfTheVanities The Bonfire of the Vanities]].''Literature/TheBonfireOfTheVanities''.
23rd Jul '16 2:22:25 PM nombretomado
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* WordOfGod said that [[BretEastonEllis he]] very deliberately chose what outfits that he was describing in any given scene, so that if you actually look up the clothing products, you'd realize how clownish and stupid they look together.

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* WordOfGod said that [[BretEastonEllis [[Creator/BretEastonEllis he]] very deliberately chose what outfits that he was describing in any given scene, so that if you actually look up the clothing products, you'd realize how clownish and stupid they look together.
25th Jul '15 9:53:54 PM Headrock
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** He also appears to '''Bait''' all of his victims.
25th Jul '15 9:52:19 PM Headrock
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** This is actually hinted at twice, during the final scenes of the movie at Harry's Bar. First, when Bateman walks in and sits down with the others, McDermott gestures over to Bryce and mentions that he "just got back, and he's drinking mineral water. He's a changed man." This indicates that Bryce has just returned from a not-insignificant trip. Where to? Well, just after Ronald Reagan's speech later on, if you pay close attention, Bryce speaks several of his lines in a bad British accent, as a pretentious person like him might do after spending a few days in England. It seems likely that Carnes had dinner in London with Bryce, whom he thinks is called Paul Allen. [[note]]This sits well with WordOfGod which states that the movie was made under the assumption that the murders did take place.[[/note]]

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** This is actually hinted at twice, during the final scenes of the movie at Harry's Bar. First, when Bateman walks in and sits down with the others, McDermott [=McDermott=] gestures over to Bryce and mentions that he "just got back, and he's drinking mineral water. He's a changed man." This indicates that Bryce has just returned from a not-insignificant trip. Where to? Well, just after Ronald Reagan's speech later on, if you pay close attention, Bryce speaks several of his lines in a bad British accent, as a pretentious person like him might do after spending a few days in England. It seems likely that Carnes had dinner in London with Bryce, whom he thinks is called Paul Allen. [[note]]This sits well with WordOfGod which states that the movie was made under the assumption that the murders did take place.[[/note]]
25th Jul '15 9:52:04 PM Headrock
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** This is actually hinted at twice, during the final scenes of the movie at Harry's Bar. First, when Bateman walks in and sits down with the others, McDermott gestures over to Bryce and mentions that he "just got back, and he's drinking mineral water. He's a changed man." This indicates that Bryce has just returned from a not-insignificant trip. Where to? Well, just after Ronald Reagan's speech later on, if you pay close attention, Bryce speaks several of his lines in a bad British accent, as a pretentious person like him might do after spending a few days in England. It seems likely that Carnes had dinner in London with Bryce, whom he thinks is called Paul Allen. [[note]]This sits well with WordOfGod which states that the movie was made under the assumption that the murders did take place.[[/note]]
20th Jul '15 1:21:29 AM cellery
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* At the end of the film, Bateman's lawyer insists Bateman couldn't have murdered Paul Allen, as the lawyer had dinner with Allen only a few days ago. While this might seem to support the notion that the murders were all in his head, it's shaky evidence at best; Batemans lawyer confuses Bateman for another one of his clients, so who's to say he really had dinner with Allen, instead of another yuppie he thought to be Allen?
15th May '15 11:29:52 AM AFP
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** Also note that Bateman's card has a typo, spelling the company's name as "Pierce &Pierce", while everyone else's cards have it as "Pierce & Pierce", a very obvious mistake that nobody else seems to notice. Possibly because nobody at the table noticed that they had ''all'' misspelled "Acquisitions" as "Aquisitions".
3rd Sep '14 7:06:58 PM 1upmushroom
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* I just realised why the main character's name is significant. Patrick [[{{Film/Psycho}} Bate]] man.

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* I just realised why the main character's name is significant. Patrick [[{{Film/Psycho}} Bate]] '''[[{{Film/Psycho}} Bate]]''' man.
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