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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.
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…
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…
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…
Danny Boyle's Trainspotting is a disturbingly comedic view on the lives of a group of heroin users in Scotland. The plot revolves mostly around Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) and his attempt to stop using heroin while watching his buddies continue using. The ups and downs that go with finding what in life is missing, without using. This film had the ability to make sad situations funny, while keeping the seriousness of the story line. I cannot believe I waited this long to see this, but better late than never!
Man this film is filthy; the sets, the costumes, the language, the toilets (oh god! the toilets), the bed sheets, the drugs, Ewen Bremner ect...
Now THIS is my favourite from Danny Boyle, which includes some fantastic performances from the likes of Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewan Bremner and the ever so insane Robert Carlyle. This hilarious, really dark journey to self destruction is difficult to watch in some places but highly recommended.
A sickeningly realistic look into the lives of drug addicts. This film was graphic, humorous and depressing all while remaining incredibly raw. You do feel a sense of sympathy for these characters even though they are completely acting on their own free will. The film really emphasizes the feeling of being powerless when it comes to drugs, how everything in life seems to be just filler until "the next hit".
The performances, across the board, were amazing. Robert Carlyle as Begbie, for me in particular was really outstanding. It was with this character that the film showed drugs were not the only outlet for destruction. Begbie was fueled by alcohol and extreme anger, which created a very violent and at times, very scary character.
Beautifully shot, brilliantly acted and masterfully adapted from Irvine Welsh's novel of the same name, Trainspotting is definitely not a film to miss. I can't believe I've waited this long.
Proeza estética, de ritmo y de tono. Con su cámara, el montaje, el diseño artístico y la puesta en escena, Boyle nos hace siempre partícipes del estado de Renton (grande Ewan) en cada momento. El fragmento del mono sigue siendo uno de los mal-rollos más psicotrópicos e incómodos que recuerdo. Y del bebé ya ni hablo.
En serio, ¿cómo algo tan desagradable puede ser tan hipnótico? Casi 20 años después, 'Trainspotting' no ha envejecido; sigue marcando estilo, se mantiene fresca y transgresora. Puro carisma.
This is my favorite movie from Danny Boyle, and for good reason, it's electrifying. Focusing on drugs, 007, artists going solo, growing up, the ideal life, change, sexuality and friendship.
The story circles around Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) a young heroin addicted man and his other heroin addicted friends. It follows his change, his aspirations and his interests.
The cast works fantastically together, the script is superb (funny and real), the cinematography is excellent, it's very well paced and directed.
P.S.: Needless to say I'm looking forward to the sequel, "Porno" (Release Date Not Announced)
maybe one day i'll understand the title
I've been trained to spot good movies
terrific, brutal, crazy, mesmerising, excessive, funny.
Aprovechando la lectura de la precuela de Trainspotting, Skagboys, he revisado la película.
A pesar de simplificar mucho la historia del libro y dotar a los personajes de algún rasgo de cosecha propia, el gran mérito que tiene es como funde una de las mejores bandas sonoras de la historia con la peculiar manera en que esta rodada la película, creando escenas que ya son un clásico del cine.
Es un videoclip de hora y media que resume el libro de maravilla.
It's weird but cool in it's weirdness and challenges popular opinion.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
one of my favorite ensembles, those five on the poster are brilliant.
Trainspotting(noun): the hobby of watching trains and noting their serial numbers, usu. for long periods of time; by extension, any hobby or obsession with a trivial pursuit
Trainspotting is a masterpiece, with great characters and narrative. Ewan McGregor's performance is excellent and is a star making performance in many aspects. Renton is an unlikeable character on paper, but the performance makes him likable, even though we see him ruin his friends lives and piss away his future doing a dangerous and sometimes lethal drug. Renton does make an effort to change and improve his life, especially after a terrible experience with the one thing that brought him happiness.
Danny Boyle gets across his message about addictions of any kind in…
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Tokyo Story
- The Rules of the Game