Trainspotting Fun Activities

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Watershed Book / Watershed Film

The popular novel Trainspotting was adapted for the screen by director Danny Boyle in 1993. As a class, watch the watershed film and discuss the difference between it and the book. Which characters were removed from the narrative? Which characters were combined? How is the tone of the film different from that of the book?

Cool Britannia

The book and film of Trainspotting were both major UK cultural artifacts of the early and mid 1990s, artifacts that captured the new Labour, proletarian movement of the time that became known as Cool Britannia. Spend a class listening to music from this time: Blur, Oasis, Portishead, Pulp, Snow Roses, and Radiohead. Look at the art of Damien Hirst, and discuss how these objects are in the same spirit as Trainspotting.

Dress as a Character

Trainspotting's world is populated by individual, eccentric characters. Have each student choose a...

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