Film Craft Commentary: Screenwriting with Guinevere Turner

April 19, 2014

Discussing the film American Psycho

USA | 2000 | 102 Minutes | Mary Harron

Screenwriter Guinevere Turner joins us in person for a special Film Craft Commentary to discuss the intricacies of adapting Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel "American Psycho" for the big screen.

Film Craft Commentary is a monthly series devoted to deepening audience appreciation as professional film artists provide live audio commentary about their craft throughout a film of their choice. Each session of Film Craft Commentary will begin with an introduction to the artist's craft and conclude with an opportunity to interact with the artist through questions and answers.

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Guinevere Turner is a writer, director and actor who has been working in film and TV since her 1994 debut film Go Fish, which she co-wrote, produced and starred in. Her acting roles include parts in The Watermelon Woman, Chasing Amy, American Psycho and Treasure Island. She teamed up with director Mary Harron to write the films American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page. She was a writer and story editor on Showtime’s "The L Word", and she played a recurring character on that show. She has written and directed five short films, two of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She is currently working on raising money to direct feature film she wrote, called Creeps.

Director: Mary Harron
Principal Cast: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage, Chloƫ Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon
Country: USA
Year: 2000
Running Time: 102 Minutes