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post #16 of 21
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At first glance, I thought the thread title read "Gekko vs Batman".
Well, Christian Bale played (or will be playing) both. I voted for Bateman.  Gordon Gekko could ruin me financially.  Bateman might hit me in the face with an ax.  I figure I can always make more money, so why insult the homicidal maniac? As an aside, I always loved the above referenced quote from AP regarding "Genesis."  As a true old school Genesis fan (I think there are 5 or 6 of us), Bateman's description of the band is exactly the reason why the old school fans became so frustrated with them, but why the newer fans flocked to them in droves.  Once Phil Collins took over, Genesis started selling out stadiums.  I realize that this fits into the context of the novel, as Ellis was satirizing how ridiculously vapid and superficial (in his mind) the 1980's were.
*Raises his hand as an 'old school Genesis fan'* That was my favorite pop music critique by far in the whole film (notice how he alphabetizes the members of the band--priceless). koji
post #17 of 21
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Plus Bateman has a much cooler business card, heh. koji
"Cool colouring" Van Patten says, studying the card closely. "That's bone" Bateman points out "And the lettering is something called Silian Rail" Jon.
post #18 of 21
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At first glance, I thought the thread title read "Gekko vs Batman".
Well, Christian Bale played (or will be playing) both. I voted for Bateman.  Gordon Gekko could ruin me financially.  Bateman might hit me in the face with an ax.  I figure I can always make more money, so why insult the homicidal maniac? As an aside, I always loved the above referenced quote from AP regarding "Genesis."  As a true old school Genesis fan (I think there are 5 or 6 of us), Bateman's description of the band is exactly the reason why the old school fans became so frustrated with them, but why the newer fans flocked to them in droves.  Once Phil Collins took over, Genesis started selling out stadiums.  I realize that this fits into the context of the novel, as Ellis was satirizing how ridiculously vapid and superficial (in his mind) the 1980's were.
I am all alone. I like genesis both with Peter Gabriel AND Phil Collins as singers. I have this excellent box-set of the Gabriel Years. I just love the Grand Parade of liveless packaging.
post #19 of 21
The solution is clear: Wall Street II: Gekko vs. Bateman Anybody want to collaborate on a treatment? I'm sure we'd have no problem finding a costume director.
post #20 of 21
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I am all alone. I like genesis both with Peter Gabriel AND Phil Collins as singers.
I actually like a lot of the Collins era stuff. Also, some of the Peter Gabriel stuff could be a little (okay, a lot) self-indulgent. However, there was a change in style once Gabriel left, and a REMARKABLE change in style when Steve Hackett left two albums later. "Invisible Touch" really lost me, but everyone else seemed to like it. As for Phil Collins' solo career, other than a few exceptions, it isn't really for me.
post #21 of 21
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Bateman without a doubt - he was much more elegant. Gekko dressed well but his style of dressing was a little too "power" and overstated for me. Some of you may remember that I changed my avatar from Gekko to Bateman a while back - hence my answer. Panzer
Simply a difference of rank, VP vs. MD.
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