History Literature / Trainspotting

27th Dec '16 7:35:30 AM FlashSteps
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The book has a prequel, ''Literature/{{Skagboys}}'', which chart the descent of the main characters into drug addiction, violence, crime and defeatism. The sequel, ''Literature/{{Porno}}'', catches up with them ten years later and follows mainly Sick Boy and Renton as they work through their issues with each other while producing a pornographic movie. Together, the three novels form the Leith trilogy of addiction, brutality and soul which has come to define Welsh's output. And in 2016, Welsh wrote ''Literature/[[TheBladeArtist]]'' which focuses on an apparently reformed Begbie in the present day.

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The book has a prequel, ''Literature/{{Skagboys}}'', which chart the descent of the main characters into drug addiction, violence, crime and defeatism. The sequel, ''Literature/{{Porno}}'', catches up with them ten years later and follows mainly Sick Boy and Renton as they work through their issues with each other while producing a pornographic movie. Together, the three novels form the Leith trilogy of addiction, brutality and soul which has come to define Welsh's output. And in 2016, Welsh wrote ''Literature/[[TheBladeArtist]]'' ''Literature/TheBladeArtist'' which focuses on an apparently reformed Begbie in the present day.
27th Dec '16 7:34:23 AM FlashSteps
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The book has a prequel, ''Literature/{{Skagboys}}'', which chart the descent of the main characters into drug addiction, violence, crime and defeatism. The sequel, ''Literature/{{Porno}}'', catches up with them ten years later and follows mainly Sick Boy and Renton as they work through their issues with each other while producing a pornographic movie. Together, the three novels form the Leith trilogy of addiction, brutality and soul which has come to define Welsh's output. And in 2016, Welsh wrote ''Literature/{{TheBladeArtist}}'' which focuses on an apparently reformed Begbie in the present day.

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The book has a prequel, ''Literature/{{Skagboys}}'', which chart the descent of the main characters into drug addiction, violence, crime and defeatism. The sequel, ''Literature/{{Porno}}'', catches up with them ten years later and follows mainly Sick Boy and Renton as they work through their issues with each other while producing a pornographic movie. Together, the three novels form the Leith trilogy of addiction, brutality and soul which has come to define Welsh's output. And in 2016, Welsh wrote ''Literature/{{TheBladeArtist}}'' ''Literature/[[TheBladeArtist]]'' which focuses on an apparently reformed Begbie in the present day.
27th Dec '16 7:33:25 AM FlashSteps
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The book has a prequel, ''Literature/{{Skagboys}}'', which chart the descent of the main characters into drug addiction, violence, crime and defeatism. The sequel, ''Literature/{{Porno}}'', catches up with them ten years later and follows mainly Sick Boy and Renton as they work through their issues with each other while producing a pornographic movie. Together, the three novels form the Leith trilogy of addiction, brutality and soul which has come to define Welsh's output.

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The book has a prequel, ''Literature/{{Skagboys}}'', which chart the descent of the main characters into drug addiction, violence, crime and defeatism. The sequel, ''Literature/{{Porno}}'', catches up with them ten years later and follows mainly Sick Boy and Renton as they work through their issues with each other while producing a pornographic movie. Together, the three novels form the Leith trilogy of addiction, brutality and soul which has come to define Welsh's output.
output. And in 2016, Welsh wrote ''Literature/{{TheBladeArtist}}'' which focuses on an apparently reformed Begbie in the present day.
7th Dec '16 1:04:06 AM Xtifr
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'''''Trainspotting''''' is a dark and bizarrely written novel by Creator/IrvineWelsh, published in 1993, and as many a RailEnthusiast has probably found out the hard way, has absolutely zip to do with actually looking for trains. [[BreakthroughHit Wildly popular]], the novel kicked off a two decade long successful writing career.

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'''''Trainspotting''''' ''Trainspotting'' is a dark and bizarrely written novel by Creator/IrvineWelsh, published in 1993, and as many a RailEnthusiast has probably found out the hard way, has absolutely zip to do with actually looking for trains. [[BreakthroughHit Wildly popular]], the novel kicked off a two decade long successful writing career.
4th Nov '16 8:49:53 PM stuffedninja
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A sequel to the film has been in DevelopmentHell for quite some time but is just recently [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell finally seeing a real opportunity to get made]] after the rights to the film were acquired by Creator/TriStarPictures. ''T2: Trainspotting 2'' is currently in production and to be released in January 2017. The teaser trailer for ''T2'' can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlOuPHeBjgw here]] and the offcial trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsozpEE543w here]].

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A sequel to the film has been in DevelopmentHell for quite some time but is just recently [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell finally seeing a real opportunity to get made]] after the rights to the film were acquired by Creator/TriStarPictures. ''T2: Trainspotting 2'' Trainspotting'' is currently in production and to be released in January 2017. The teaser trailer for ''T2'' can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlOuPHeBjgw here]] and the offcial trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsozpEE543w here]].
4th Nov '16 4:48:58 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Although set in Edinburgh, most interiors, and some of the exteriors, were shot in Glasgow. A notable exception is the chase down Princes Street.
3rd Nov '16 4:35:06 AM MrTerrorist
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A sequel to the film has been in DevelopmentHell for quite some time but is just recently [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell finally seeing a real opportunity to get made]] after the rights to the film were acquired by Creator/TriStarPictures. ''T2: Trainspotting 2'' is currently in production and to be released in January 2017. A teaser trailer for ''T2'' can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlOuPHeBjgw here]].

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A sequel to the film has been in DevelopmentHell for quite some time but is just recently [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell finally seeing a real opportunity to get made]] after the rights to the film were acquired by Creator/TriStarPictures. ''T2: Trainspotting 2'' is currently in production and to be released in January 2017. A The teaser trailer for ''T2'' can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlOuPHeBjgw here]] and the offcial trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsozpEE543w here]].
7th Oct '16 3:15:11 AM bt8257
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* CountryMatters: Probably one of the most frequently occurring words in the dialogue. A particularly notable example (almost Lampshading?) occurs when Mark accuses Sick Boy of being a "sexist cunt", following which Sick Boy points out the absurdity of using the words "sexist" and "cunt" in the same sentence.

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* CountryMatters: Probably one of the most frequently occurring words in the dialogue. A particularly notable example (almost Lampshading?) occurs when Mark accuses Sick Boy of being a "sexist cunt", following which Sick Boy [[LampshadeHanging points out out]] the absurdity of using the words "sexist" and "cunt" in the same sentence.



* CuteKitten: Depressingly {{Inverted}}/{{Subverted}} with Tommy's death.
--> '''Gavin''': [[MoodWhiplash The kitten was fine]]

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* CuteKitten: Depressingly {{Inverted}}/{{Subverted}} {{Inverted|Trope}}[=/=]{{Subverted|Trope}} with Tommy's death.
--> '''Gavin''': [[MoodWhiplash The kitten was fine]]fine.]]



* DespairEventHorizon: It's implied that, for all his faults, Sick Boy is still a pretty decent guy, until his daughter dies of starvation. After that, everything good in him is broken forever.

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* DespairEventHorizon: It's implied that, for all his faults, Sick Boy is still a pretty decent guy, until guy. Until his daughter dies of starvation. After that, everything good in him is broken forever.What Renton says about this afterwards provides the page quote for this trope: "It wasn't just the baby that died that day; something inside Sick Boy was lost and never returned."



* EruditeStoner: Sick Boy

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* EruditeStoner: Sick BoyBoy.



--> '''Swanny''' He knows a lot about SeanConnery.

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--> '''Swanny''' He knows a lot about SeanConnery.Creator/SeanConnery.
4th Oct '16 5:23:49 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Although set in Edinburgh, most interiors, and some of the exteriors, were shot in Glasgow. A notable exception is the chase down Princes Street.
19th Sep '16 1:26:34 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: Creator/IrvineWelsh as Mikey Forrester, the inept drug dealer who sells Renton some anal opium plugs at the start of the film.

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Creator/IrvineWelsh cameos as Mikey Forrester, the inept drug Renton's dealer Mikey Forrester.
** Screenwriter John Hodge plays a policeman in the opening scene.
** Producer Andrew Macdonald cameos as the man
who sells Renton some anal opium plugs at tries to sell the start of the film. "Victorian Townhouse" to.
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