Tags » Mary Harron

Happy Birthday: Mary Harron

Mary Harron

Born: January 12, 1953 in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada

Married to: John Walsh (15 August 1998 – present) (2 children)

There’s a scene in American Psycho (2000) that, to me, was a real dividing line between male and female, the scene where “Bateman” has sex with two prostitutes. 204 more words


Bloody Postmodernism: A Comparison of Psycho and American Psycho

 ‘Director Hitchcock bears down too heavily in this one, and the delicate illusion of reality necessary for a creak-and-shriek movie becomes, instead, a spectacle of stomach-churning horror.’ 4,133 more words

Alfred Hitchcock

Revisiting . . . American Psycho (2000)

VHS Revival revisits Mary Harron’s adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s controversial novel.

Although Christian Bale would go on to bigger and better things, his star turn as psychopathic yuppie Patrick Bateman was arguably the role that led him there, a performance that, in terms of cultural impact, he is perhaps yet to surpass. 1,276 more words


I Shot Andy Warhol

I read Olivia Laing’s book The Lonely City, which had a chapter on Andy Warhol, and posited him as not impossibly arch and clever, but cripplingly shy and unable to communicate with people, which was a revelation to me. 630 more words


The Love That’s Really Real: American Psycho as Romantic Comedy

A 2006 YouTube video created a parodic trailer envisioning American Psycho (2000) as romantic comedy. While the stark juxtapositions between the classic boy meets girl formula and a horrifying portrait of a psychopathic murder are amusing, the sentiments between them are not so far-fetched. 1,750 more words


Thoughts on: American Psycho (Film)

Just like the novel before it, American Psycho (2000) wasn’t that well received on release. Sure, there were those who loved it, but by and large reviews were mixed with many just not “getting it”. 528 more words