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This Must Be The Place. For fans of The Talking Heads and American Psycho. NSFW.
posted by miss lynnster (37 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
That santoku knife at 1:45 is made by Kitchen Aid. I have it. It's a piece of shit. Patrick Bateman would never own such a piece of shit knife.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 1:28 PM on July 24, 2009 [18 favorites]


Saw this on Gawker a couple of days ago, and then I got pissed off. But I think that's just because I was reading Gawker. Lydia Hearst's really pretty.
posted by oinopaponton at 1:30 PM on July 24, 2009


I'm 90% sure that the watch at 0:40 is a Seiko. Patrick Bateman would NEVER buy a mass-produced watch like Omega, Rolex...or even SEIKO!
posted by hal_c_on at 1:42 PM on July 24, 2009


No, but he *would* probably kill you people...
posted by miss lynnster at 1:52 PM on July 24, 2009 [4 favorites]


Maybe Miles Fisher can finally get a reservation at Dorsia.
posted by uaudio at 2:01 PM on July 24, 2009


You know the way Patrick Bateman has sex with prostitutes? Flexing his biceps in the mirror, smugly pointing at himself, admiring himself for the god that he is? Yeah, that's how I masturbate.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 2:03 PM on July 24, 2009 [4 favorites]


This guy, Miles Fischer, runs a really lovely and well-selected image aggregator called Leslie Miles that I highly recommend. (Though it's pretty mindblowing to find out that this oblique artsy blog you've been following for eight months is secretly run by the guy who played Tom Cruise in Superhero Movie.)

Let me add here: I'm pretty sure it's the same guy, but I'm not 100% certain. At the bottom of Leslie Miles is a pretty prominent link to Miles Fischer's Facebook, and Fischer's full name is James Leslie Miles Fischer, and this interview with "Leslie Miles" confirms that he does the site under an invented byline.
posted by Ian A.T. at 2:12 PM on July 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


This video just reminded me of how that crappy movie murdered that great book. It could have been so much more.
posted by rokusan at 2:13 PM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


He's the same guy, Ian A.T. He links to the Leslie Miles blog from milesfisher.com.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 2:15 PM on July 24, 2009


That was really enjoyable. In spite of the fact that I don't like Talking Heads.
posted by jouke at 2:24 PM on July 24, 2009


Absolutely unacceptable jouke. The correct protocol here on MetaFilter is to dislike the video and like Talking Heads. Do try to keep up?
posted by Meatbomb at 2:41 PM on July 24, 2009 [5 favorites]


Am I the only one confused by the song choice? Qu'est-ce que c'est?
posted by eyeballkid at 3:03 PM on July 24, 2009 [3 favorites]


(Liked the video, btw)
posted by eyeballkid at 3:03 PM on July 24, 2009


Er, that is also not the Talking Heads.
posted by nosila at 3:09 PM on July 24, 2009


Meh.

I give it a seven.

Guess "Psycho Killer" was too obvious?
posted by MeatLightning at 3:22 PM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Meatbomb, I sense that our lifestyles are probably comparable.
posted by adamdschneider at 3:22 PM on July 24, 2009


I don't care if it's not perfect - it's really well done. I love this. Thanks.
(And that Miles guy does a really good Christian Bale - until he speaks...)
posted by Kimothy at 3:40 PM on July 24, 2009


Why the hell didn't they use the actual Talking Heads song, which is, you know, good?
posted by agregoli at 3:52 PM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


As much as I wanted to - I could not get through the book - the violence was too much. This video lets me pretend that I did and nod knowingly. Thank you.
posted by helmutdog at 3:52 PM on July 24, 2009


Uploaded 1 day ago by
milesfisher

Miles Fisher makes a nearly perfect mixture of The Talking Heads' 'This Must Be the Place' and American Psycho. It's about to become a personal favorite of mine.


???
posted by revfitz at 3:57 PM on July 24, 2009


Oh, wait, is that an American Psycho joke? Shit.
posted by revfitz at 4:01 PM on July 24, 2009 [3 favorites]


You people are talking a lot, but you're not saying anything
posted by belvidere at 4:05 PM on July 24, 2009 [3 favorites]


Wiki also says Miles Fisher is the son of Richard Fisher, the somewhat kooky Chairman of the Dallas Fed, known for saying things such as "Houston and Austin and Dallas commercial real estate markets are hotter than Scarlett Johansson" in his prepared speech texts. Huh.
posted by Heminator at 4:32 PM on July 24, 2009


Yeah, using Psycho Killer would have been dumb. The lyric "Run run run run run run away" would have been aligned with, um, someone running away.

Much better choice of song. I thought the video was great.
posted by jragon at 4:54 PM on July 24, 2009


Damn.

Remember when people used to work out a really cool song? THEN throw together a video?
posted by Twang at 5:12 PM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is the real "This Must be the Place"
posted by waxboy at 6:29 PM on July 24, 2009


A++++ WOULD RAPE-MURDER LISTEN AGAIN.
posted by kittyprecious at 7:20 PM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]




The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads

Not The Talking Heads. Pedantry perhaps, but I liked the video, love this song (& it's subtitle: "naive melody") and it's time for everyone's septiannual reminder about the name of the band 1/2 of whom my dad told to stay in school & not run off with that freak from New York.
posted by morganw at 11:32 PM on July 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


It's not C.Bale, it's not Talking Heads: it's good but I thought it was going to be kind of great like that Tarantino video mix that was here a couple months ago.

Somehow, with that in mind as context I couldn't get along with this.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:30 AM on July 25, 2009


This Tarantino mix?
posted by flatluigi at 12:52 AM on July 25, 2009


Way to miss the point, guys. That song went so well with the lifestyle in Wall Street, but it doesn't really fit with American Psycho. Batemen's already got it made. Why the hell would he actually reflect on what he has? His only concern ever was of his status compared to those he considered peers.
posted by FuManchu at 2:13 PM on July 25, 2009


You may find yourself posting in a Metafilter thread.
You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?
posted by storybored at 11:56 AM on July 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


It would have been funnier (well, probably not actually) if his wall street power suit in the video was much, much too big for him.
posted by fraxil at 8:10 PM on July 26, 2009


This video just reminded me of how that crappy movie murdered that great book. It could have been so much more.

I liked both, and let's face it, that rat or gerbil thing (I think it was a rat--been awhile) in the book could not have been done on film and avoided the dreaded NC-17. I'm pretty sure that if it had been in there Christian Bale would have flipped his wig on it (the rat).
posted by IvoShandor at 11:16 PM on July 26, 2009


@2:13 This video just reminded me of how that crappy movie murdered that great book.

Paul Verhoeven, auteur of sex and violence, could have directed a much better movie, as he did with Spetters (1980), The Fourth Man (1983), RoboCop (1987) Starship Troopers (1997).
posted by _squid_ at 8:34 PM on July 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


that rat or gerbil thing... in the book could not have been done on film

Well, the mouth full of, um... peach fuzz wouldn't exactly play in the suburbs, either.

It just seemed like a fan-made film, cherry-picking six or seven of the better lines and two of the six good scenes and stitching it all together haphazardly in a much-too-fast and not-creepy-enough way. I kept expecting a car chase and some explosions.

I mean, Dexter comes closer to the mood, and that's just TV.
posted by rokusan at 11:33 PM on July 28, 2009


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