What relation do you think there is between the two? How come that with the elections coming, no one asks why it seems so plausible that dear Donald is a role model for (supposed) serial killer Patrick Bateman?
Stop projecting, you fucko. I've read American Psycho eight times, in three different languages - portuguese, 3 times, english, 4 times, and motherfucking french, 1 time. The nuances in Bret E. Ellis prose are superb and his well-thought, meaninfull phrases can destroy any of the silly plot constructions David F. Wallace could ever come up with during his embarassing so-cal lifetime. Call it a self-masturbatory tour-de-force into the wits of a handsome, yet murderous, successful yuppie or, even, a unjustified gory book: I couldn't care less. Call it whatever you feel like, but, in the end of the day, I'd take some rat-in-vagina action over wheelchair'd stoner assassins.
i meant that noone (okay: very few people) have read the novel; and most anyone who knows the story / character knows it from the movie.
i maybe a third of the US public have seen the movie and very view people remember it with much detail. most people prolly think of bateman primarily as a killer, who just so happens to also be a businessman. i don't think most people think far enough to see the character in context and what that may imply.
>That said, I don't know why people act so hyperbolic in regards to Trump.
there seems to be, intuitively, a clash of interests between a businessman and a politician. a businessman is an agent of his own wealth, a politician is an agent of the public who elected him (in a democracy that is).
the reason people support him regardless is probably the same reason trump is doing it in the first place in spite of his very weak chances of getting elected; a sort of warped, romantic idea of himself as symbol of a warped, romantic idea of what america has been.
the whole political system is limp dicked, trump being elected wouldnt change fuck all.
> a businessman is an agent of his own wealth, a politician is an agent of the public who elected him (in a democracy that is).
nah they are both agents of their own wealth and power
Also I'm pretty sure Hilary Clinton is as close to a Patrick Bateman as we will get. I mean look at her eyes. She's DEAD inside.
>trump being elected wouldnt change fuck all
that's not true, it would be fucking hilarious
as opposed to the sad, depressing reality of global capitalism that is manifested in every other candidate
In the book?
From what I interpreted Trump represents the perfect man, for Bateman Trump is who he aspires to be as in his eyes Trump is perfect. The reason Trump never appears is because this idea of perfection is unobtainable and it can only be glanced at momentarily and never entirely grasped
Zizek's interpretations don't usually take the intentions of the creator into account. He uses these films to further his line of discussion. Despite this, you need to ask yourself, why would a guy make a shark film at a certain time and why was it so popular. No shark film has been so popular. You could say it is more well made, but you have to see a film before you can decide whether you like it.
I can't help but kek at Zizek's description of the Nazi's contradictory view of the Jew. It is literally a description of him. A filthy, vulgar intellectual who attempts to seduce young girls.