The Troubled Birth of American Psycho

Shortlist.com follows the journey of Ellis' novel from book to screen
Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in Mary Harron's adaptation of American Psycho (2000)
Shortlist.com recalls the difficult production of Mary Harron's 2000 film American Psycho, adapted from the novel by Bret Easton Ellis: 'Panned by critics on release for its subject matter, rejected by cinemagoers (the $8m [£5.2m] film made only $15m at the US box office) and featuring an unknown former child star as its lead, it’s surprising anyone remembers the film at all. Yet, in fact, the outrage surrounding the story began some 10 years previous – even before the original book was published.' [Read More]

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