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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.
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…
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…
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.
Not that it was much of a temptation, but Trainspotting makes me want to avoid heroin at all costs. There are moments of humor, terror, sadness, and joy and by the end of the film, I was completely exhausted. This movie makes you feel like an addict. You go from totally understanding why a hit would be needed to completely hating the drug and its effects moments later. I will say, I have never been on a heroin trip, but Boyle accomplishes the great feat of making me feel like I've been through many, an impressive bit of film making in itself. Inside of the overarching story of drugs, we get to see some unique relationships between friends, parents and everyone affected when a person is going through a time like this in their lives. Like mentioned earlier, this film really takes it out of you, and that's what I think Boyle was trying to accomplish.
Trainspotting is one of those films that was fairly influential to my young self. I first saw it in high school and then once again in college (after reading the book in my freshman English course). I have always loved the directing, the acting, and the story. It has so many good humorous moments but is still an incredibly serious and cautionary tale. I used to think it glorified heroin addiction, but now I can see that it very much very much tries to do the opposite and succeeds in many ways.
I had such high hopes for this movie. Very cool soundtrack and cinematography but the metaphysical atmosphere that gave the movie its charm was cut off too soon and then it's suddenly boring.
Pretty sad :'''(
No hay nada que esté demás: Ni sus diálogos rimbombantes, ni sus estúpidas situaciones, ni su inventiva de mostrar a personajes nefastos, todo es perfecto, luminoso y sereno, el desastre eterno.
Quiero creer que su banda sonora es la causante de semejante devoción de culto pero no, es tan solo una parte; la razón por la que esta película seguirá golpeando enérgicamente a las personas es porque su mensaje se adhiere a las generaciones, la de veinte años atrás o la que vendrá, al igual que la de ahora.
Danny Boyle crea la atmósfera ideal para la sonora carcajada, el delirio infrahumano y el dolor consumado, por lo que, no hay más que decir, ¿o sí? Desde ''A Clockwork Orange'', no sentía tanta adrenalina compulsiva: Bienvenido seas, nuevo clásico favorito.
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I would take the money and run too
Danny Boyle's use of color, especially in the set design, is marvelous in Trainspotting. He utilizes color schemes that are unusual in the real world, which creates a dynamic atmosphere of vibrancy within the absurdly dark and depressing world the film immerses us in. Though the film is depressing at times, it is much more focused on its characters and their relationships with each other rather than the consequences of drugs, which are more or less portrayed as a hobby or pastime (like football).
When Trainspotting burst onto the scene in February 1996 it made an instant impact on UK pop culture. At that point the British film industry was moving out of an era of period dramas such as 1993's Shadowlands and The Remains of the Day, and into a period of Hugh Grant films spurred on by 1994's gigantic hit Four Weddings and a Funeral. The year before Trainspotting's release saw a double-header of (insufferably titled) Grant with The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain and An Awfully Big Adventure as well as the Oscar-winning Sense and Sensibility. With that in mind, it's easy to see how Trainspotting's success was such a shock to the system.
Algumas vezes engraçado, outras chocante, mas nunca entediante.
Trainspotting mostra com realidade e um bom roteiro a vida de um viciado em heroína em Edimburgo.
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