Thursday, September 25, 2008

an earlier version of the Dark Knight

Wendy Rosenfield, who writes on theater for the Philadelphia Inquirer and who was along for the theater critics' boot camp in L.A. back in February that Bobo also enjoyed and endured, has posted about the musical version of Bret Easton Ellis' *American Psycho* venturing onto Broadway in 2010. Sounds like love it/hate it, triumph/disaster to Bobo, with no middle ground possible. Even *Spring Awakening* and *Passing Strange* have elements of hope -- will Ellis' nihilism work within a burst-into-song medium, even if it does recall indie music circa 1991 (when the novel was published; the movie arrived in 2000)? Christian Bale lives on in pop culture.

See also the New York Post's comment, complete with beefcake.


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