Friday, April 1, 2011

A-Z blogging challenge begins today with the letter A............

So today marks the momentous occasion of the first day for the A-Z blogging challenge.  For each day in April myself and several other (more like 1,000) bloggers will be using each day of the month to post a letter of the alphabet and a blog post of our own theme to go with the letter.  If you want to check out all of the other blogs participating, which I highly recommend checking out, you're in luck because I've added a tool on the sidebar that you can use for easily visiting all of the blogs with just the click of a button. Thanks to http://writing.wordit.com/ for the tool! So the theme I picked for my blog is "Tools of the trade for horror charactors"  Come back daily for a new entry, (minus Sundays) and don't forget to check out all the other blogs participating! (I will still be posting regular blog entries along the way as well!)
April 1st
A is for Axe
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One of my alltime favorite uses of the infamous axe is by Mr. Patrick Bateman, THE American Psycho. The scene in which the axe is used is played out so well by Christian Bale that I'm really not sure if I should be laughing or hiding in fear. My favorite part about the scene other than the actual explosion of blood from Jared Leto's head is the hilarious use of Huey Lewis' "Hip to be Square" as a social commentary and an insight into the band itself, which Patrick points out to his victim.  Another great part about the axe scene is the dialogue exchange between the two charactors about whether or not that is an axe, and the question of, "is that a raincoat?" (hilarious)  Something I found interesting about the scene is the look of said axe and how squeeky clean and proper it looks before the killing, which fits perfectly with Mr. Bateman's self image. (I hate reading into things, so I'm not sure if this was meant to be taken this way or....) I won't go into any details about the rest of the movie since this is just focused on the "tools of the trade" for the horror charactors themselves, but if you haven't seen it yet go netflix it, or buy it this weekend.  You won't be disappointed.  So if you're yuppy friend had better business cards than you would the axe be your weapon of choice for offing said yuppy friend?  (disclaimer:  never use as axe for anything other than it's intended purpose!) haha
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3 comments :

Sommer Leigh said...

I really loved your analysis of the axe in American Psycho. I love the movie and the book, and I never really thought about the any of his tools specifically. I'm going to go rewatch the movie now. Thanks!

iZombie said...

you are the axe man...

Olivia said...

American Psycho.. great reference! Mr. Bateman: Axe King. But what about his Queen, Annie Wilkes? (book version)