The Generic American Psycho

@article{Eldridge2008TheGA,
  title={The Generic American Psycho},
  author={David Eldridge},
  journal={Journal of American Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={42},
  pages={19 - 33}
}
  • D. Eldridge
  • Published 20 March 2008
  • Art
  • Journal of American Studies
Following Elizabeth Young's 1991 analysis of the controversy surrounding the publication of Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho, this article discusses the efforts of the makers of the 2000 film adaptation to “rehabilitate” the novel. It explores the recognition of Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner that Patrick Bateman was constructed from the literary debris of a variety of “debased” genres, how they responded by constructing a specifically cinematic Bateman and how, in doing so, they… Expand
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