Director Mary Harron (American Psycho, Charlie Says) on Music in Her Films, Opinions on The National

This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with director Mary Harron about her films American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol, Charlie Says and her latest, Dalíland. They discuss her excellent use of music in her movies over the years, her start as a punk rock journalist and more. Plus, Jim and Greg review the latest album from The National.

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Director Mary Harron

Mary Harron is well-known as the director of the films “American Psycho,” “I Shot Andy Warhol,” “Charlie Says” and her latest, “Dalíland.” But like her colleague Cameron Crowe, she began her career as a music critic. Jim and Greg get deep into the musical choices Harron made in her films, including how licensing songs took up the majority of “American Psycho”'s budget.

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