All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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!
Fucking junkies. I canna fucking stand junkies.
Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting" was very good, the characters were witty like you would expect from a British film but in this case the characters were Scottish. Ewan McGregor gave a fantastic performance, the rest of the cast was pretty good as well.
The best thing about this movie in my opinion it would be their take on Addiction, which in some movies this subject matter can be portrait very seriously, but not in this movie, the dark humor really helps "Trainspotting" not to be taken very seriously, but at the same time it really shows all the difficulties people who are addicted to drugs go through. I like this movie in general and I don't have nothing bad to say about it.
You guys can watch this movie on Netflix right now, and I would recommend to do so.
An amazing glimpse into the mind of a junkie and some extremely stylistic shots and you've already hooked me in. Add in Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor and I'd watch it even if it was shit. Obviously, it's not, it's actually fantastic. If you haven't seen it, imagine a Scorsese movie, but low budget and Scottish instead. I don't take drugs (especially not heroin, I'm disgusted by needles) but I feel like this movie has a realism to it and it really did feel like I was seeing through the eyes of a drug addict. The best quality for sure about this movie is that it could have been a sob story depressing movie with an overbearing message, but it…
This was good.
But Requiem for a Dream was better.
Trainspotting, along with Pulp Fiction, Boogie Nights, Chungking Express and many others, helped established the "cinema of cool" (I swear that's been used before) in the 90s. These movies were like an international version of the French New Wave or New Hollywood, in which a bunch of wunderkinds revitalized independent movies with their idiosyncratic styles. It's also been called "the VHS generation" because it was the first wave of directors who had had access to vast amounts of movies, and seemingly internalized those influences.
Along with that background, those respective directors also shared an affinity for virtuosic camerawork and employing pop music to perfect use. While Trainspotting doesn't contain an iconic number like, say, "Misirlou" or "California Dreamin'" (its usage…
Si tuviera que describir esta película con una palabra sería Impredecible.
Trainspotting is a lot funnier than people make out. It's use of music is some of the best I've ever heard and seen, the way each track is allowed to run it's full course without being cut off, but the scenes never drag in order to finish the song. Despite this, I'm not exactly sure what the point is...
Many "uhmm.... Yeah.." - Moments.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!