Gekko vs Bateman

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  1. dumadiscount

    dumadiscount Well-Known Member

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    poll inspired by the recent gekko post. they're both from the 80s? [​IMG]
     


  2. Kent Wang

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    I voted Bateman, but we all know how I feel about Gekko. It's been a few years since I last saw American Psycho, but wasn't Bateman's style fairly bland? Say what you will about Gekko but at least it was distinctive. Bateman also didn't feel 80s enough. I think he could've easily fit in in the 90s.
     


  3. naturlaut

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    Gekko is a bit too 80s for me...
     


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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    And Bateman wasn't.??. (he was listening to Robert Palmer, Genesis, and Whitney Houston for god's sake) [​IMG] koji
     


  5. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior member

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    Wasn't Gekko also wore a white sportcoat over a black turtleneck or something? That looks 80s to me.

    And Koji, I still haven't heard from you about what you did the day Weston had the sale. I know that a DMA is certainly a chick magnet, but missing a shoe sale, well, she'd better be worth it.
     


  6. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    Double breasted white blazer, if I recall correctly as well. It's called practicing...no time for shoes, I'm afraid.

    koji
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    DMA?

    Jon.
     


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    That's the highly coveted Doctoral of Musical Arts from the Juilliard School, as opposed to a PhD.
     


  9. Tokyo Slim

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    Paul Allen has mistaken me for this dickhead Gordon Gekko. It seems logical because Gordon also works at P&P and in fact does the same exact thing I do. He also has a penchant for Valentino suits and Oliver Peoples glasses. Gordon and I even go to the same barber, although I have a slightly better haircut
     


  10. Patrick Bateman

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    (naturlaut @ June 09 2005,19:32) Gekko is a bit too 80s for me...
    And Bateman wasn't.??. (he was listening to Robert Palmer, Genesis, and Whitney Houston for god's sake) [​IMG] koji
    D'ya like Huey Lewis and the News? [​IMG] (voted for PB, as if there were any doubt)
     


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    (naturlaut @ June 09 2005,19:32) Gekko is a bit too 80s for me...
    And Bateman wasn't.??. (he was listening to Robert Palmer, Genesis, and Whitney Houston for god's sake) [​IMG] koji
    "Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite." Jon.
     


  12. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

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    At first glance, I thought the thread title read "Gekko vs Batman". Hmm. Upon further reflection, I'm still going to go with Batman.
     


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    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.
     


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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
     


  15. Thracozaag

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    Plus Bateman has a much cooler business card, heh.

    koji
     


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