This month the Littleton Alamo continues its terrific Color Commentary series with a screening of Mary Harron's American Psycho with co-writer and castmember (Elizabeth) Guinevere Turner in attendance!
Here's a little more scoop:
COLOR COMMENTARY is our exciting signature program here at the Alamo where we invite an actor, writer or filmmaker to join us in-person for a screening of one of their films BUT with a twist! The film rolls and THEN we give our guest a live microphone and let them provide a LIVE commentary track while you sit back and watch. What secrets will be revealed? What gossip? Anything can be revealed when we let our guest start talking and it may never be revealed again!
This month we're excited to welcome screenwriter/actress Guinevere Turner to a screening of the cult horror hit AMERICAN PSYCHO where she will provide LIVE commentary OVER the film. Turner had her work cut out for her in adapting the controversial novel by Bret Easton Ellis to the big screen and has quite a few stories to share and things to tell about this process from page to screen and how she managed to turn Patrick Bateman into the American psycho we all know and love.
About AMERICAN PSYCHO:
“Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark.”
Before Christian Bale was the savior of Gotham, he was the chainsaw-wielding, business-card slinging scourge of Manhattan. Caught during the height of American Yuppieism in the late 80's, Patrick Bateman finds himself surrounded by friends that he hates and a culture he can’t stand. Can anyone blame him for allowing his nightly bloodlust to overflow into the day?
It’s hard to imagine anyone aside from Christian Bale lecturing a soon-to-be victim on the cultural undertones found within Huey Lewis and The News’ “Hip to be Square,” all while wearing a raincoat and holding an incredibly shiny axe. But, what now seems meant to be almost wasn’t! The role was originally offered to none other than Leonardo DiCaprio. However, due to his newfound fame within the teenaged female demographic, Leo’s managers felt that a stint as a sociopathic mass murderer might somehow taint his image. I guess a career in murders and executions isn’t for everyone.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to return some videotapes.
This incredibly cool, one-of-a-kind screening takes place next Tuesday, October 21, and you can get your tickets here.