Released in 2000. Koch Records KOC-CD-8164
Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis about a yuppie going berserk. After a lot of hassle only two short pieces (38 and 30 seconds) made it to the soundtrack. Needless to say that these are ruined by off the wall banter by Christian Bale, the actor playing the lead. The DVD extras however allows you listen to the complete score. A promo copy of the full score exists.
Writer/Director Mary Harron on Cale's score:
"Cale was going for a soulful, even melancholy sound to compliment the soundtrackís poppy brightness (...) at times had to write the soundtrack playing in Batemanís head. John had to write in a more Hollywood style to match Batemanís surreal, overblown shootout scene. In a way, Bateman is living his own movie, especially towards the end. We needed a score to mirror Bateman living out his fantasy."