Business Card Scene in American Psycho


Andrea Wilson

06 September 2013 10:46

Oh my goodness we have another purist. Love it.

Steven Wilson

01 September 2013 21:39

You are such a copycat. That scene is the reason why I got the cards made that I have. I love handing them to people and looking for signs of perspiration or distress so I can check to see if they loved that movie too. The funny thing is that when I had the cards made, I was VERY specific about the color ink I wanted but when it got delivered, the guy at the press decided a lighter blue looked better so he sent it to me without checking first. As a result, he gave me a discount on the next order so I went ahead and reordered them thinner (the original batch was as thick as coasters) and with darker (true navy) ink. I hated them and vastly preferred the first run. I love them.

They are so... perfect. When I hand them to people, it sometimes takes minutes for them to tuck them in a pocket or purse. They just hold them in their hands... caressing them... appreciating their thickness... their soft but textured surface.... I see them following the impression of the letters and numbers pressed deeply into the card... they run their fingertips along the edges- searching for imperfection- a sharp edge- a wavering line... they find nothing wrong... nothing at all... secretly, their hearts ache and long for such a robust and impressive delegate for their own identity... for themselves

Andrea Wilson

01 September 2013 21:36

While we wait for Steven to comment, here's a fantastic post from Shiva Venkat, a purist I discovered on YouTube commenting on this scene:

It is clearly obvious that Patrick's card was the best anyway. The typeface has a decisiveness to it. Concise, professional and elegant. The colour of the card is tasteful and shows nuance and subtlety, complimented beautifully by the dark grey font. The overall shape and presentation of the card is razor sharp which indicates an attention to detail, essential in establishing trust in business. The job title is also understated, which implies humility and a willingness to be a team player.

Steven Wilson

01 September 2013 21:30

I'd take the time to comment but I have to... return some videos.