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just occured to me the other day that i've never seen it, am i missing much?
Not my favourite film.
and it's one of those ones you kind of need to see.
i'm a big sissy, and scared of needles...
just drugs, you know about it...
with all the hype around it being 'that heroin film', it often gets forgotten how funny it is. And it started the careers of so many great actors. And it's got such an incredible soundtrack. And it's just so iconic and exciting. Oh, and the opening sequence is just amazing.
I hope it's not the kind of thing you had to 'be there' for. I mean, not that I was a Scottish heroin addict or something, but as a 15 year old at the height of Britpop, it just seemed so important to me. I haven't seen it for years, actually.
and Ally McSqueal.
and American Beautoy.
with the "Heartbeat monitor" LOL
My favourite was definitely Toytanic.
just bits and bobs.
i did see an actual trainspotter the other day though. he was wearing a green anorak.
i'll probably watch it again at some point, give it another chance.
i will get round to seeing it at some point, it better not be too depressing...
I enjoyed it.
Arguably one of the best British films of the last 15 years. That gets said a lot. But it's justified
there aren't really any good British films in the last 15 years.
Oh wait, that might actually be true...
recent years aren't well represented.
but Trainspotting did make number 10!
but of the films from the last 15 years they include stuff like the English Patient, which is surely Hollywood? I always think 'British' movie really needs to be made here, starring a mostly British cast and probably having a British director.
Though I guess that would actually make Return of the Jedi a British movie. I actually don't know what the BFI criteria is. Maybe it's a funding thing since if they *could* have had Jedi in there thanks to their criteria, I'm kind of thinking it could have replaced Carry On Up the Khyber at number 99 :-/
DOES have a mostly British cast and British director, silly! Hmm, not sure what their criteria is. But I trust the BFI.
I thought it was proper Hollywood funding and stuff, innit?
I seem to remember Lawrence of Arabia gets disputed as to whether it's British or American...
I recently bought the sequel, Porno (two quid in a second hand store in Brighton - score!)
I haven't started reading it yet. Do you know if that's any cop?
i'm ewan mcgregor
It's all druggy and sick and funny in places. Watch it once. Then again a year or so later.
it's really good. i like the bit where spud flings shit up the wall. the book is a better starting point. then read some other i. welsh books, like 'filth'. 'filth' is my favourite.
when I think of it. It came out when I was at the height of my 'I'm a hopeless alcoholoic and will be lucky to see the year out' phase. I met up with some friends outside the cinema and I was already pissed. Sat watching it drinking Buckfast and Merrydown, got even more drunk and I sat and talked through it. Drank more after it, had a punch up with my alkie mate on the way home over who most fancied a girl we'd both went out with in the past. We went our seperate ways and I staggered and fell flat on my face on the pavement, still daylight. Happy days. I went up to see him about three weeks ago and he was sitting on his own, watching television on two acid and two ecstacy, another friend having just left because he thought he was dying of a ketamine overdose. They're both in what was a regularly gigging eight piece band, but since five of the band are dealers it's kind of been put on hold as a functioning band, they all just sell drugs to each other instead.
umm, ok. typing drunk, sorry. been on my Xmas night out with w'spoons.
to cadd, good to see you've moved on from that situation, i hope you're in a healthy environment with plenty of support. you've seen the dark side that not many people want to see.
i'm sure you've learned who you can talk to but if you(or anyone) need someone to chat to, give me a shout.
trainspotting for me was the end of my youth. released in the year of my 18th birthday it has a strong hold on my memories and is linked to my ex-fiance. i was young and 'in love'! haha
when it first came out and I told my girlfriend at the time that I would take her to see it but instead of doing that I took Fidel ruddy Villeneuve instead. She never forgave me
and if you've not seen it since it first came out, then watch it again. I did this recently and was great to rediscover it again, like a forgotten old record.
I never really like Renton much due to him being such a weak character, so as a film I generally felt removed from it.
it was in the cinema when it first came out....i thought it was great and then me and a load of mates at uni used to watch it on video when it came out and i started to look into it more and still thought it was a good movie...but as i have got older i just dont find it that much of a film anymore.
the whole look and the concept of the film is based on it being 'cool' in my mind. in some senses it does glamourise heroin but then all that is swiftly taken away by the time the film ends. At uni...all you used to see in the students union bars were these weak little nancy boys from places like bath and norwich doing impressions of begbie...throwing their plastic beakers about whilst shouting in fake scottish accents
i cant watch the film anymore to be fair...i just find it overrated with no real message at all in...well no message i didnt know already anyway
are where it's at
I KNEW someone wouldnt like that!!!!
ok sorry fullerov i wasnt making a sweeping generalisation...just the type of people who i encountered!
I thought the film was pretty good, though as in most cases I thought the book was better. Really is a very good cast of actors though, and the soundtrack is just about spot on