Trainspotting

Loving the Podcast for Trainspotting, just thought I'd clear up the confusion over Kevin Mckidd and Johnny Lee Miller's nationalities. Kevin Mckidd was very Scottish, he grew up in Northern Scotland and apparently even worked in a Scotch distillery before making a living as an actor. He moved to America and became a US citizen after making the BBC/HBO show Rome. Johnny was English and moved to America after making trainspotting and marrying Angelina Jolie. Passable Scottish accent for a Londoner... 
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  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    He's so good in Rome! Ah, Rome. Time to binge S1 again...
    bazjenster
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    I cite Danny Boyle as my favorite director when asked. I don't even like Trainspotting. So it's fun that Jim opens the podcast by saying Danny Boyle is great. 

    One of those pseudo-intellectual generational statements: as a millennial, I think Slumdog Millionaire was my Trainspotting.

    Yes SM has broad appeal, but it's so artfully done! It's the same category as Parasite for me. 
    bazjenster
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    Haunting movie. The baby scene is heart wrenching
    fidozbazjensterA_Ron_Hubbard
  • amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England
    One of my favourites from the 90s. It's a shame the sequel was so disappointing. Completely unnecessary to start with.
    bazjensterA_Ron_Hubbard
  • As a Scot,I wondered how everyone got on with the accents.I would imagine it would be like myself needing the subtitles to watch The Wire.
  • Doctor_NickDoctor_Nick Terminus
    edited April 24
    Yep, great movie. The book sequel, Porno, was a surprisingly good answer to a question I didn't think needed asking and much better than T2, which deviates quite a bit.  From what I recall, the first book and the film are much closer. The books' Scots patois is an entertaining read once you figure it out.  

    amyja89 said:
    One of my favourites from the 90s. It's a shame the sequel was so disappointing. Completely unnecessary to start with.
    As a Scot,I wondered how everyone got on with the accents.I would imagine it would be like myself needing the subtitles to watch The Wire.

  • I had a hard time with the Scottish accent at first but settled into it after a few minutes. Only had to rewind a couple times to catch something I missed.
    darthcaedus1138
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    edited April 24
    Jim said:
    I had a hard time with the Scottish accent at first but settled into it after a few minutes. Only had to rewind a couple times to catch something I missed.
    There is a great documentary called The End about the real life Cockney gangsters that Guy Richie drew inspiration from for Lock Stock and Snatch. Some of those guys are speaking a dialect of English that I don't think I could ever learn. Cracks me up that even the trailer has subtitles:
    Fun fact: It was made by the twin daughters in Snatch. The ones that work in their father's jewelry store and keep saying "yeah Dad, you told us!" in unison. Apparently their real dad is actually an old school gangster from the East End of London, and they grew up around all of those types.


  • Nary a mention of the soundtrack?!?  ;) Legendary as well IMO
    darthcaedus1138rfrette
  • Love Trainspotting. Just a perfect thing that nails exactly what it is going for. Boyle’s direction is so confident and embraces the madness and melancholy. 

    I’ll go to bat for T2, I really hope they cover it. It has some interesting thoughts on nostalgia, and while it’s not as good as the original it’s not really trying to be. It’s trying for it’s own thing and I really give it credit for doing that. Plus there’s one amazing shot that takes my breath away both times I’ve seen it. It’s clear everyone is there to play all these years later. 
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    Double dog dare Jim & A.Ron to watch The Acid House now...
  • amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England
    Freddy said:
    Jim said:
    I had a hard time with the Scottish accent at first but settled into it after a few minutes. Only had to rewind a couple times to catch something I missed.
    There is a great documentary called The End about the real life Cockney gangsters that Guy Richie drew inspiration from for Lock Stock and Snatch. Some of those guys are speaking a dialect of English that I don't think I could ever learn. Cracks me up that even the trailer has subtitles:
    Fun fact: It was made by the twin daughters in Snatch. The ones that work in their father's jewelry store and keep saying "yeah Dad, you told us!" in unison. Apparently their real dad is actually an old school gangster from the East End of London, and they grew up around all of those types.


    Lol, those guys sound crystal clear to me!  :D
    Freddy
  • Love Trainspotting. Just a perfect thing that nails exactly what it is going for. Boyle’s direction is so confident and embraces the madness and melancholy. 

    I’ll go to bat for T2, I really hope they cover it. It has some interesting thoughts on nostalgia, and while it’s not as good as the original it’s not really trying to be. It’s trying for it’s own thing and I really give it credit for doing that. Plus there’s one amazing shot that takes my breath away both times I’ve seen it. It’s clear everyone is there to play all these years later. 
    I’d second the bat for T2. Worth it alone for the scene in the orange club (special type of masons with sectarian overtones for those not from Scotland). Maybe it was a nostalgiafest but I think it still says something about friendship, regret and hope with Spud at it’s beating heart.

    For the original, it’s absolutely linked to the 90s but I think stands up very well. I think it was one of the first movies that depicted real young Scots on screen and whilst we’re not all junkies, it was great to hear on screen. Another couple of shouts on the cultural impact here - everyone I knew as a student at the time had either the poster with the line up of main characters or the Choose Life speech and the soundtrack sold loads. All the clubs were playing Born Slippy and the Sleeper cover of Atomic was everywhere too. Really glad Jim and ARon liked it and would definitely encourage watching T2
    darthcaedus1138
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    Watched a random scene on youtube, the one where the heroin dealer treats Obi Wan Junkobi like a patron in a restaurant, and caught something. The dealer is none other than James Delos from Westworld.




    Doctor_Nick
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