History Literature / Trainspotting

25th Apr '16 4:49:09 AM GaryKing95
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* ManlyTears: In the film, Sick Boy sheds them when Baby Dawn is found dead from starvation and neglect (because he was the father). No one else does, though there are all in utter shock.

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* ManlyTears: In the film, Sick Boy sheds them when Baby Dawn is found dead from starvation and neglect (because he was the father). No one else does, though there they are all in utter shock.
24th Apr '16 7:18:47 AM axle-k89
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* ManlyTears: In the film, Sick Boy sheds them when Baby Dawn is found dead from starvation and neglect (because he was the father). No one else does, though there are all in utter shock.
24th Apr '16 6:29:53 AM GaryKing95
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* FiveManBand: The group form a loose, somewhat-villainous version of this.
** TheHero: Renton.
** TheLancer: Tommy.
** TheSmartGuy: Sick Boy, though he also doubles as TheLancer.
** TheBigGuy: Begbie.
** TheChick: Spud.
** TheSixthRanger: Second Prize, who joins the main four on the trip to London in the novel.



* SixthRanger: Second Prize accompanies the main four on the trip to London in the novel.
23rd Apr '16 5:18:55 PM GaryKing95
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* FreudianExcuse: In the book, Begbie gets some last-minute characterization as it's explained that his father (a derelict alcoholic) abandoned him as a child. Paralleling this is the fashion in which Begbie treats his own children.



* FreudianExcuse: In the book, Begbie gets some last-minute characterization as it's explained that his father (a derelict alcoholic) abandoned him as a child. Paralleling this is the fashion in which Begbie treats his own children.
23rd Apr '16 5:16:31 PM GaryKing95
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* ForeignCussWord: The film's poster features Begbie delivering a V-sign, which is a vulgar gesture in Britain. The poster certainly wouldn't have been displayed so prominently in America if he were giving a middle finger.
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: [[OnlySaneMan Renton]] is The Cynic, [[ManipulativeBastard Sick Boy]] is The Realist, [[KindHeartedCatLover Spud]] is The Optimist, [[TheSociopath Begbie]] is The Apathetic and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Tommy]], who relies on others for validation, is The Conflicted.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Renton is phlegmatic, Sick Boy is melancholic/choleric, Spud is sanguine, Begbie is extremely choleric and Tommy is leukine.



* FreudianExcuse: In the book, Begbie gets some last-minute characterization as it's explained that his father (a derelict alcoholic) abandoned him as a child. Paralleling this is the fashion in which Begbie treats his own children.



* ForeignCussWord: The film's poster features Begbie delivering a V-sign, which is a vulgar gesture in Britain. The poster certainly wouldn't have been displayed so prominently in America if he were giving a middle finger.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Renton is phlegmatic, Sick Boy is melancholic/choleric, Spud is sanguine, Begbie is extremely choleric and Tommy is leukine.
* FreudianExcuse: In the book, Begbie gets some last-minute characterization as it's explained that his father (a derelict alcoholic) abandoned him as a child. Paralleling this is the fashion in which Begbie treats his own children.
12th Apr '16 6:09:26 PM stuffedninja
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* CrapSackWorld: Renton and his pals use drugs as an escape from the drudgery and misery of mundane life. The dives they shoot up in are, as you'd expect, completely disgusting and filthy, but the rest of Edinburgh isn't exactly portrayed as a cultural beacon either. In fact, the whole place is bleak, grey, and blighted with urban decay.

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* CrapSackWorld: CrapsackWorld: Renton and his pals use drugs as an escape from the drudgery and misery of mundane life. The dives they shoot up in are, as you'd expect, completely disgusting and filthy, but the rest of Edinburgh isn't exactly portrayed as a cultural beacon either. In fact, the whole place is bleak, grey, and blighted with urban decay.



* MatchCut: In the opening of the film, two shots of Renton falling to the ground are intercut; the first is when he gets hit in the head by a football, and the second is when he takes heroin in his home and falls to the floor as the drug takes its course.



* NightmareSequence: Renton ends up locked in his old bedroom by his parents to be forced through withdrawal, and as a result suffers vividly unnerving hallucinations; although they aren't ''all'' terrifying, the scariest one has to be Baby Dawn crawling on the ceiling and [[ExorcistHead turning its head 180 degrees]].
* NobodyPoops: Thoroughly averted in a disgusting scene where Spud has a hilarious accident with shit, piss and vomit (in the book, semen as well - and Davie is the victim, rather than Spud). Also averted in Renton's sudden attack of diarrhea where he soils his pants. In the film, he goes diving into a filthy public toilet. The filmmakers in the commentary note that the water he swims in was supposed to look disgusting and filled with excrement, but it actually looks quite pleasant.

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* NightmareSequence: Renton ends up locked in his old bedroom by his parents to be forced through withdrawal, and as a result suffers vividly unnerving hallucinations; although they aren't ''all'' terrifying, the scariest one has to be Baby Dawn crawling on the ceiling and [[ExorcistHead turning its head 180 degrees]].
degrees]] before suddenly falling on Renton.
* NobodyPoops: Thoroughly averted in a disgusting scene where Spud has a hilarious accident with shit, piss and vomit (in the book, semen as well - and Davie is the victim, rather than Spud).
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Also averted in Renton's sudden attack of diarrhea where he soils his pants. In the film, he goes diving into a filthy public toilet. The filmmakers in the commentary note that the water he swims in was supposed to look disgusting and filled with excrement, but it actually looks quite pleasant.
9th Apr '16 8:16:05 AM GaryKing95
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* Begbie has gone through some by ''The Blade Artist'', becoming more well-read, amicable and accepting of others, [[spoiler: though his violent, psychopathic tendencies and urges - apparently stemming from what American analysts diagnose as intermittent explosive disorder - tend to resurface]].

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* ** Begbie has gone through some by ''The Blade Artist'', becoming more well-read, amicable and accepting of others, [[spoiler: though his violent, psychopathic tendencies and urges - apparently stemming from what American analysts diagnose as intermittent explosive disorder - tend to resurface]].
9th Apr '16 8:15:20 AM GaryKing95
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* Begbie has gone through some by ''The Blade Artist'', becoming more well-read, amicable and accepting of others, [[spoiler: though his violent, psychopathic tendencies and urges - apparently stemming from what American analysts diagnose as intermittent explosive disorder - tend to resurface]].
18th Feb '16 6:21:46 AM GaryKing95
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Tommy and Second Prize. Renton and Sick Boy prior to ''Trainspotting''.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Tommy and Second Prize. Renton and Sick Boy prior to ''Trainspotting''.''Porno''.
11th Feb '16 6:45:17 AM gravious
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* MathematiciansAnswer: "And where're you going Diane?" "Home." "Where's that then?" "It's where I live."
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