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American Psycho: The Musical

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Tyler
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 04:10 AM

http://www.kickstart...american-psycho

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A stage musical gives us the unique opportunity, through song, to go even deeper into the charactersí psychologies than ever before. And what better character to investigate than one of modern literature's greatest and most enigmatic anti-heroes -- who also happens to be an avowedly passionate music-lover?

Our show remains faithful to Bret Easton Ellis' world and his satirical treatment of the materialism and greed in this era of late capitalism. Roberto, Duncan and Rupert traveled back to Patrick Bateman's New York City of synth-pop, haute cuisine, and killer style; they returned with a musical's worth of '80s-tinged tunes to reinvent AMERICAN PSYCHO in this thrilling new medium.



So there it is. Personally, I think the themes of the novel can be put into musical-form and not lose anything. An over-reliance on aesthetic and a sense of emptiness within, that's all very possible. I'm interested in who'll play Patrick Bateman, though. What do you all think?

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:26 AM

Seems cool,are they going to spray the audience with gallons of fake blood like in the Evil Dead musical?

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:54 AM

Saw this posted earlier in another forum and man, there was so much hate on this. I don't get why people get pissed when they announce musicals for a movie. I mean musicals have been with us on stage for hundreds of years, especially if you count opera. As soon as films learned to talk, musicals became one of the most popular forms of entertainment. I will guarantee you that most movies have always accented sex, and most of them female sex. The Busby Berkeley musicals, pre-Hays Code are some of the sexiest films ever made.

Anyway, isn't the premier around 2014?
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:43 AM

I'm in.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:58 PM

One of my favourite movies. Do. Not. f*ck. This. Up. I can't imagine anyone but Bale portraying Bateman.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:58 PM

"Look at that subtle off-white coloring; the tasteful thickness of it... Oh my God, it even has a watermark."

Hopefully they keep the standards high for the marvellous writing and directing of the original movie.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:53 PM

One of my favourite films. Would be interesting to see where it goes.

Voodoo, is that a USB drive? I want one.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:56 PM

QUOTE (ThePinkFloydSound @ Thursday, May 16 2013, 19:53)
One of my favourite films. Would be interesting to see where it goes.

Voodoo, is that a USB drive? I want one.

It looks as though it's a memory card of some sort to me. As it's connected to the card and there's no sign of it being able to fit as a USB I don't think it is one.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE (ThePinkFloydSound @ Thursday, May 16 2013, 14:53)
Voodoo, is that a USB drive? I want one.

Yep, 1GB and you're only 25 bucks away from having one.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:58 PM

Interesting.

American Psycho is a crazy movie. It had that humourous and satirical vibe to it.

I will see this musical if it manages to get the funds.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:11 PM

Don't get me wrong here - it's a fantastic movie. But it began as a pitch perfect novel.They could ignore the film wholesale and this would be a total blast. Can't wait.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:33 PM

Would definitely agree, Otts. The film is great but I miss the darker bits of the book. I feel like a musical will be able to do the hilarity and terror of the books justice. I hope the, "Bring a raincoat" thing is code for some front-seat carnage possibilities. biggrin.gif

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:22 PM

This is simultaneously the stupidest and most sane thing I've ever heard.

Which is probably quite fitting, actually.




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