The American Psychos Of Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis is a writer, commentator and real-life character almost too easily defined by the word “problematic.” The quintessentially ’80s novelist who struck a cultural chord with his borderline-nihilistic tales of excess, perversion and violence has aged into a fascinating person to do a podcast about. This week, Noah and Chance drop in on the most famous three films adapted from Easton Ellis’ novels: “Less Than Zero” (1987), “The Rules of Attraction” (2002), and “American Psycho” (2000). Press play for a million and one Patrick Bateman impressions, a take about why only women should be allowed to adapt BEE, and Chance catching you up on his trip to Europe in a speedy parody montage.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chance’s trip @ 3:55
“Zero” review @ 11:05
What is Bret’s deal @ 29:10
“Rules” review @ 32:35
“Psycho” review @ 47:55
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Be Reel is a movie reviewing & reappraising podcast hosted by Chance Solem-Pfeifer and Noah Ballard.
Each time out, we select three movies based around a genre and call up guests ranging from submarine captains to Oscar winners. Then, we rate the movies, weighing both technical quality and entertainment.
Noah and Chance are old friends who mostly respect each other’s opinions. Even though Chance is a fool and a traitor. Find their show presented at ThePlaylist.Net and follow them on Twitter for the latest on Noah’s literary agenting and Chance’s work in the Portland arts scene.