Monday, December 5, 2011

Scene of the Week: American Psycho

By s. Monday, December 5, 2011 , ,
directed by Mary Harron
"Hey, Paul!"

The scene: In one of my favorite movies, based on my favorite book a scene takes place that is perhaps the most unforgettable moment of the entire film. Patrick Bateman, flawlessly played by Christian Bale, is a narcissist and a psychopath. He can't stand when someone is better than him, especially Paul Allen, who gets reservations at best restaurants and whose business card is better than Bateman's (it even has a watermark!). Bateman, pretending to be someone else (recurring motive in the film and the novel) lures drunk Paul into his apartment. Bateman, who is a music aficionado starts playing Huey Lewis & the News song "Hip to be Square" and starts talking about the band as he goes into the bathroom, puts on a raincoat, grabs the axe and murders Paul yelling "TRY GETTING A RESERVATION AT DORSIA NOW YOU FUCKING STUPID BASTARD!" after which he sits down, with blood on his face and calmly lights up a cigar.


  1. Great choice! Who doesn't love this scene :D
    "Is that a raincoat?":p

  2. This scene is so classic. Absolutely fantastic. Love the music, the raincoat, the axe, everything. Bale obviously is amazing.

    1. It's definitely my favorite performance of his, he totally nailed that part!