[WATCH] HIP TO BE SQUARE: THE DEVILISH DETAILS OF ‘AMERICAN PSYCHO’

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The devil, so they say, is in the details. If that’s true, then Mary Harron’s AMERICAN PSYCHO is Satan incarnate, because it is chock full of meaningful details that further reflect the warped perspectives of both Patrick Bateman’s internal insanity and also the external society of young, rich, vain professionals of which he is a part.

Whether it’s a medley of body products or a mélange of killing tools, it is in the details of AMERICAN PSYCHO that its central character is most thoroughly revealed, as evidenced by this supercut of them arranged by Roman Holiday that takes us chronologically through story without a single word yet still somehow manages to convey the same thrills, chills, themes and message: greed goes far beyond wealth and lust doesn’t always stop with the flesh; there are deeper depravities than these, and AMERICAN PSYCHO doesn’t shy away from showing them to you in all their devilish detail.

American Psycho: Up Close from Roman Holiday on Vimeo.

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