Ok, so I found out that they are making a American Psycho
musical. First off American Psycho is one of my favorite films as
well as one of the funniest/entertaining books I’ve ever read. The
fact that they are making a musical out of it makes me excited as
well as cringe. Apparently the producers of HBO’s Big Love are
behind this project. Duncan Sheik is slated to score the thing.
Duncan Sheik? Really? Maybe if they were doing a Dawsons
Creek musical, but not American Psycho. Why not get Phil
Collins or David Byrne from the Talking
Heads, or any of the other artists mentioned in Ellis’ book. I
doubt Heuy Lewis’ date book is filled. They need to make it
uber upbeat and 80s not (cringe) acoustic/soft modern contemporary
i.e. Duncan Sheik.
But since learning of these new musical aspirations, In a weird
way it makes sense to make it into a musical. Ellis’ character
Patrick Bateman is portrayed as a music fanatic as he (Ellis)
devoted entire chapters to analyzing different albums of the 80′s
era in extreme detail. So why not take that musical fanaticism to
the extreme and make the book a musical?
I dare you not to read pages from the book and not sing them, it
adds an entirely new dimension to the story and its characters.
Imagine singing lines like “I was freaked out by the park bench
that followed me for six blocks…” or ” My need to engage in
homicidal behavior on a massive scale cannot be corrected, but, ah,
I have no other way to fulfill my needs.” I cant wait to hear
Celine Dion’s cover.
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