Saturday, December 1, 2007

100 Greatest Movie Posters: #73 - American Psycho

#73
American Psycho (2000)
Directed by Mary Harron
Unknown Designer
Film Nationality - USA
Poster Nationality - Germany



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You know, maybe if they used this design in America (instead of the "this is a horror movie" design they they did use, as good as it may have been) it would have made more money at the box office and maybe Christian Bale could have been in the thick of awards season and then maybe he could have been nominated for an Oscar and then maybe he could have won. I mean, he only gives the best male performance of the decade so far.

Or you know, maybe none of that would have happened but hot jesus on a sunday afternoon I think we could all afford to see that poster hanging in cinema foyers and on Blockbuster shelves couldn't we? COULDN'T WE?!?

Besides the fact that this poster is hot as hell - hey, there's already been female exploitation on the countdown, so I'm not being biased - I also think it's just a great poster in general. Sex sell, folks. And it has the added bonus of being an intriguing introduction to the world of American Psycho. How on earth could this beautiful creature be a "psycho"? Come in a see etc.

4 comments:

sora said...

[looks at the indented curvature of young master Bale's buttocks]

HOLY JESUS

[faints]

Anonymous said...

gah. love him.

adam k. said...

That IS a very sexy poster.

That first link doesn't really work, though. All I get is a bunch of code.

Kamikaze Camel said...

It works for me. I'll try and fix it by finding another link to use.