Trainspotting (film) Essay | How Do the Makers of "Trainspotting" Depict British Youth Sub-culture?

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How Do the Makers of "Trainspotting" Depict British Youth Sub-culture?

Summary: The film "Trainspotting" (1996) explores the problems, depravities, and exploitative self-interest associated with a group of working-class unemployed heroin addicts. The following analysis reveals the degree to which the film depicts British youth subculture and the methods of filming used to communicate its surrealist message.
"Poison or Pearls, Reality or Fantasy?" (Street 110): How do the makers of Trainspotting depict British youth sub-culture and what methods of filming do they use to communicate their message in the surrealist way the film is famous for?

Trainspotting (1996) is a "depiction of the squalid depravities and exploitative self interest that characterises the everyday life of heroin addiction." (Petrie 90) Its' realistic style, use of language and unflinching portrayal of drug use was what first attracted me to look at it a bit closer. Based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, it tells the story of a group of working class unemployed drug addicts, focusing on their problems with heroin abuse, inability to get a job and family problems. Set in Edinburgh in the early nineties, Danny Boyle's (director) style is undoubtedly extremely realistic, fairly disgusting and at times, shocking. British...

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