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Trainspotting

 

 

Trainspotting

This film in 1996 this film blew the doors right off Hollywood squeeze on the film industry and the world was to be treated to not only one of the best films of out of the British film industry but out of Scotland, this film from the book of the same name by Irvine Welsh and directed by Danny Boyle not only showed the world what the UK can produce but introduced to the world actors who until then was little known. Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald in her acting debut all but one that being Jonny Lee Miller were all Scots talent and all went onto bigger, I am not going to say bigger as Trainspotting is still up there with the best and ranked 10th by the British Film Institute (BFI) in its list of Top 100 British films of the 20th century. In 2004 the film was voted the best Scottish film of all time in a general public poll. In 2017 a poll of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers and critics for Time Out magazine ranked it the 10th best British film ever. A sequel, T2 Trainspotting was released in 2017.

 

Leum UilleimThe opening scene of Renton and Spud being chased by security for shoplifting is shot in Edinburgh, on Princes Street and Calton Road under Regent Bridge.

The park where Sick Boy and Renton discuss James Bond, Sean Connery and The Name of the Rose is Rouken Glen Park in Giffnock, near Glasgow.

The park was also the site of the grave in Boyle's previous film, Shallow Grave.

Corrour railway station is the setting for the "great outdoors" scene in the film, where Tommy suggests the group climb Leum Uilleim.

 

 

 

 

If you have never seen this film, then while in Scotland you must, its not for the under 16's or those of a squeamish nature but its in the list of 20 films to see before you die. So you will find a shop to buy or rent or even download it, sit in one of the parks and watch it, you possible spot a few others doing just the same thing or even at the top of Leum Uilleim (above)

 

 

 

Thanks to https://en.wikipedia.org for some information.