A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
Renton is living the dream and that dream is Heroin. As Renton struggles with the agony and ecstasy of his life we follow him and his increasingly unstable mates. Drinking, fighting, drugs, sex and the most disgusting toilet in Scotland. Choose Trainspotting.
The word "trainspotting" can mean alot of things.
It literally translates to the phyisical act of watching trains, whether it be for a hobby or for recreation.
It's also commonly used as a term for shooting up heroin because the substance moves through your veins like a train on a track.
In the context of Danny Boyle's masterpiece, the word means all of the above. The life of a heroin addict could be summed up as the act of watching trains. You are watching hundreds of lives pass you by as the train speeds past. There are people going many different places. There are people coming from heartbreaks and there are people heading towards a new life. The addict isn't…
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Film #69 of Project 90
”Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?”
Trainspotting is the definition of the word crazy, like its protagonists Danny Boyle’s wild, uproarious and super-dynamic film is shooting heroine all the time. With a central character who can’t control his juvenile impulsiveness, a screenplay full of unforgettable little moments (“My pleasure in other people's leisure!”), a soundtrack to die for and Danny Boyle’s reckless visual style Trainspotting is one of those culturally significant films that changes the medium forever and manages to modify the way we approach movies, it is a movie that captures the spirit of a specific time and place perfectly, a cult, or a modern classic if you like.
Danny Boyle’s film is…
This film makes me relieved I'm more of an alcohol man than a druggie...
The first time I saw this film some years back (like middle school), the only thing I took away from this is that it was that it was...weird. I didn't quite "get it".
Now after years of learning shit and experiencing shit, I think I finally "get it" and from what I get or think I get, I'm starting to love this.
This gives you an understanding of drug addiction and why drugs are bad without coming off as a PSA. It comes off as a very honest portrayal. It shows us the ins and outs of the drug; what makes it beautiful, ugly, mesmerizing, and…
You know, I have always underestimated Ewan McGregor as an actor. I don't know why but maybe the Star Wars prequels left such a bad taste in my mouth that it made me underestimate everyone involved in them in their other projects. But this shit is great. I really loved Trainspotting! The direction was great and the acting was superb with McGregor giving the best performance even though everyone else was great. I loved the stylistic choices that Danny Boyle made. I've only seen this and Steve Jobs but Danny Boyle already seems like he'll become a favorite of mine. While the beginning takes a while to get you invested and some arcs aren't fully complete I really liked…
Driven by beats of dark comedy, bleak tragedy, human drama, and character-based energy, Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting" is a layered look at the transition from youth to adulthood. Deftly sidestepping genre definition, this look is marked by addiction, sex, death, and Scotland. Boyle yanks the film from comedy to drama and back, but the coming-of-adult-age story speaks straightforward truths about life's harrowing journey.
Revolving around a group of Scottish friends who are more enamored with heroine and violence than they are adult responsibilities, "Trainspotting" charts the highs and low of addiction, friendships, and life's misadventures. Ewan McGregor's Renton is the focus of the story, and, through him, the audience examines the stylized and filthy debauchery of the heroine habit and the…
renton, sick boy, spud, begby.
die beste crew in schottland.
so viele situationen und gründe, diesen film zu lieben.
aber wer braucht schon gründe, wenn er heroin hat.
of the worst toilet in scotland and the worst friends you can
imagine. born slippy.
There's nothing quite like taking a good, hard look at the seedy underbelly of a traditionally buttoned-down society. In fact, speaking of "society", the opening scene of 'Trainspotting' sets the film up perfectly- Renton, the protagonist, is running from the cops with his mates (if you didn't already know, it's set in Edinburough, Scotland). In the narration, he relays the American (Western?) dream- and then spits on it. "I don't choose life. I choose something else. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?"
The characters in this films are beautifully flawed. Renton, with his never-ending struggle against his addiction (and questionable personal hygiene). Kind-hearted but hapless Spud, who serves as the main comic relief. Cunning Diane, the obligatory jailbait. And…
Production (effects, stunt/choreo, set/costume): 3/4
Cinematography (staging, camerawork, colour): 4/4
Acting (technique, chemistry, believability): 4/4
Sound (score, soundtrack, design, mixing): 3/4
Writing (plot/story, screenplay, themes): 4/4
Direction (editing, form, style, finish): 4/4
I knew this movie was about drug abuse but I didn't expect it to be that jarring. Seemingly very well cast, you hate who you are supposed to hate and sympathise with those you are supposed to sympathise. EM was outstanding
I can't wait for the sequel.
Just amazing. Haven't watched this in so long that I couldn't rate it. Utterly hilarious which made me love the film, but also brutal and mesmerising which gave me all the emotions i wanted. Ive started to realise I can either love a film because its a perfect story etc. Or it can blow me away, i feel in some ways this achieved both for me. The comedy never down toned the serious scenes, which were disturbing to say the least. Camerawork was extremely experimental and hypnotic, achieving the feel of addiction, not quite as brutal as Requiem for a Dream which i often see it compared to due to its content but I feel thats what Requiem aimed to…
they only spot trains like once but this is still one of the best movies ive ever seen
i wanna get high with ewan mcgregor while he's wearing that croptop holy shit
Some good acting by some interesting characters. Needlessly disgusting. Fun soundtrack. The story was a bit of a drag, and was never able to grab me. Shame, since I was looking forward to this one.
inspired by Jack Bower's most recent list, I decided to do an interactive list where you just comment your favorite…
Films where their style fills the screen so absolutely, substance is but an afterthought.
Only added some that I've seen,…