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    Trainspotting 2! About time..



    Looking good...

    First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal.

    Twenty years have gone by.
    Much has changed but just as much remains the same.
    Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home.

    They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle).

    Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

    Director Danny Boyle reunites the original cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle

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    Thoiught it was gonna be based on Porno, but form the trailer it looks like a totally different screenplay. Should be good. But after seeing Long Way Round/Down, I will never bea ble to take McGregor seriously as an actor again.

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    Is this why 'our' begbie's busy the gadge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    But after seeing Long Way Round/Down, I will never bea ble to take McGregor seriously as an actor again.
    I quite enjoyed those two series. I didn't see him as an actor, just a bloke doing some fun things.

    Trainspotting 1 disturbed me a lot. I suppose my naivete at the time meant I just couldn't fully grasp what life was like in some places.

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    Rehashing the 'Choose...' thing isn't promising.

    Suspect it was better left alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    But after seeing Long Way Round/Down, I will never bea ble to take McGregor seriously as an actor again.
    I quite enjoyed those two series. I didn't see him as an actor, just a bloke doing some fun things.

    Trainspotting 1 disturbed me a lot. I suppose my naivete at the time meant I just couldn't fully grasp what life was like in some places.
    I haven't seen the long way documentaries yet. I quite liked Trainspotting, mainly because I had been to many a place like that, and worse!

    "Choose Life"

    Can't wait see the #2.

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    I liked scene when Begbie's in the car kissing the tranny, and reaches down....

    The scene afterwards when he's kicking the wall in anger is hilarious

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    It's great to read that TS2 is coming out. They could've at least waited until I've seen the first one though.

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    I actually read Porno for the first time about 7 years ago during rainy season on Ko Phangan. Enjoyable enough, but not nearly as good as the first book. I think moving away from that material could be a good move. If they've actually got something better....

    Whatever, I want to see it. Just loved the first movie too much not to be a little pumped about it

    Really hope this one isn't a letdown. These things usually don't turn out well.
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    Walsh showed in Porno how weak he was at that time at writing female characters. Also the whole storyline has dated badly. The much more recently written prequel Skagboys is much better.

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    Oh yeah, that's right I'm pretty sure I read that. I remember thinking it was better than Porno as well. I recall virtually nothing about the actual story whatsoever, so surely had a bit of a forgettable component to it? I will say I remember good bits of Porno, for better or worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhaze View Post

    Really hope this one isn't a letdown. These things usually don't turn out well.
    True.

    Mention no flops.





    Foking 4th Indiana Jones.




    Looks like it will be a bit of a light reminisce, than trying to be another legendary milestone.

    I think we'll be safe enough.

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    Yeah, and honestly the trailer looks fine. Derivative, but why rock the boat anyway? As long as its well done it should at least be passable.

    The fact that they got all the cast members back instead of trying some lame SLC Punk 2 thing without the main character or some nonsense at least shows they are making an effort.

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    To a certain degree, Trainspotting was the script for a period in my early post-teens/ pre-adult transitional period. Squalor, sex, drugs and deep uncertainty, mixed with romance and a vague longing to belong but to what I couldn't find.

    And then I found life.

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    I've just downloaded the first one to re-watch this evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    mainly because I had been to many a place like that,
    You weren't that american who entered the bar looking for the toilet, were you ?

    Archie Gemmels goal cracked me up.

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    Can't see it being anything but an shoddy attempt to make some cash off the success of the first film. It's been about thirty years so the druggies should be long dead. What could they possibly add?

    Slightly of topic. The original movie wasn't true to the book on which it was based, which was essentially a collection of short stories about the same group of characters. The book was a masterpiece IMHO, which Welsh has never managed to reproduce in his later work. The film dropped all the rough edges and changed the main character from a complete arsehole into a likable rogue. The film is still a classic for the music alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    The film is still a classic for the music alone.
    That, in my opinion, is impossible.

    I think the film achieved cult notoriety because it has since kind of been thought of as encapsulating the spirit of the late eighties and early nineties. All that disenchanted, drug fuelled post punk nihilism.

    I thought it was no better than OK personally. I agree that the novel was far better.

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    ^Agree, classic was a bit much. Does have a great score though and worth it for that alone.

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    It's a good CD for sure.

    A much better buy than a ticket for the film.

    So yeah, getting the book, the CD and maybe some of your preferred poison was the way to go.

    I remember my colleague's copy of the book got read by six or seven people in the space of a fortnight. Very difficult to stop reading. I'd forgotten though that, as you say, it was a collection of short stories.

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    The book was very good, but far from accessible due to the Jock patter.
    The film is a classic, whether it's true the book or not... it's a story of wasted youth so I've a feeling the sequel might be a let down, a load of fat old bastards that just can't hack it anymore. Hope I'm wrong.
    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    I liked scene when Begbie's in the car kissing the tranny, and reaches down....

    The scene afterwards when he's kicking the wall in anger is hilarious
    That was a load of bollocks, just part of the gradual creep to normalise homo behaviour, put it by either, the author or screen writter, to pander to the audience -the self loathing politically correct middle class who love watching (from a safe distance) the squalor and chaos of the working class.

    Also the reason for the anti English dig, when they are walking in the hills.

    As if knife carrying Begbie who is more than a little prone to, and throughly enjoys violence, would not immediately behead the transvestite - totally out of character.

    What's going to happen in TS 2, maybe Begbie has contracted full blown gayness ?

    I've never read the book but If someone does an English language translation of it I will gladly review it.
    Whin yir oan junk, aw ye worry aboot is scorin. Oaf the gear, ye worry aboot loads ay things. Nae money, cannae git pished. Goat money, drinkin too much.
    i do like this passage though:

    Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?

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    When I first saw the film in a cinema I thought it was brilliant, as it was something different, the scene I liked is the petty thieving, they go into an old people's home, walk into the communal lounge and lift the television while the old folks are watching it.

    Now the problem I have today is that I now can recognise these herion addicts as they are so easy to spot, but in real life they are not amusing.
    They are fckn annoying and a few have stolen from me over the years. They steal to feed their habit, and lie continuously.
    Now a good idea for a new herion addict movie would be a fly on the wall reality TV show by,
    Getting an old aircraft hanger, put them all inside, give them free abundant heroin and watch them die.

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    Film4 showed it last night., it was a bit shorter than I remember

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    Few of my fav scenes..








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