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Thank you friend. Love your list as well, and your avatar. X-Men was one of my favorite animated shows.
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I did read the Bret Easton Ellis novel, but only after watching the film, so that may have skewed the experience somewhat. I think both the film and the novel are outstanding works of their respective art forms. Enormous aesthetic achievements that can be read/watched anytime. And the more you explore the material the more uncanny Bateman's story becomes.To me they’re the exact same window on a psychopath’s life, only difference being one can be enjoyed through the physical eye, and the other through the eye of the mind. The novel enables me to visualize moments I remember from the film in greater, more vivid detail, so edge goes to the novel.
My favorite passage from the novel - powerful stuff:"I sigh, then take her hand, small and hard, in mine …and in the southern deserts of Sudan the heat rises in airless waves, thousands upon thousands of men, women, children, roam throughout the vast bushland, desperately seeking food. Ravaged and starving, leaving a trail of dead, emaciated bodies, they eat weeds and leaves and… lily pads, stumbling from village to village, dying slowly, inexorably; a gray morning in the miserable desert, grit flies through the sir, a child with a face like a black moon lies in the sand, scratching at his throat, cones of dust rising, flying across land like whirling tops, no one can see the sun, the child is covered with sand, almost dead, eyes unblinking, grateful (stop and imagine for an instant a world where someone is grateful for something) none of the haggard pay attention as they file by, dazed and in pain (no there is one who pays attention, who notices the boy’s agony and smiles, as if holding a secret), the boy opens and closes his cracked, chapped mouth soundlessly, there is a school bus in the distance somewhere and somewhere else, above that, in space, a spirit rises, a door opens, it asks “Why?” - a home for the dead, an infinity, it hangs in a void, time limps by, love and sadness rush through the boy."
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