Thursday, April 2, 2009
Bret Easton Ellis: Books/Film
The Informers comes out later this month, and as a Bret Easton Ellis fan, I'm both excited and apprehensive. As far as remakes of his works are considered, I find it best to think of the books as separate entities from the films. For example, The Rules of Attraction as straightforward adaptation of the novel fails miserably. The film focuses primarily on the first few pages of the book, leaving out a multitude of plot points/ characters/ significant relationships, and it's laughably homophobic in the way it handles the relationship between Paul and Sean. Roger Avery's film only works for me if I consider it as a loose interpretation. Ellis himself has described it as the best interpretation of his work thus far.
So the jury's still out on The Informers. I have a feeling it's not going to be as awesome as Harron's American Psycho but maybe, just maybe, it won't be as terrible as Kanievska's Less Than Zero.