- Jimmy Broccoli
Trainspotting: Friendship & Drug Addiction
One of my all-time favorite movies is Danny Boyle's 1996 "Trainspotting", a film dedicated to friendship and drug addiction. With a flawless and original soundtrack and script, it is the film that introduced me to the music of Lou Reed (yes, I discovered his music later than most).
So, what do you get when you pair an ironically splendid song with one of the most interesting and amazing scenes in cinematic history? You get absolute perfection.
This is the Jimmy Broccoli website, so I don't really need to provide a trigger alert, do I? Honestly, they would be attached to about half of my posts, don't you think? Haha.
But, for those who benefit from them: This video isn't for everyone. It includes in-your-face drug use, very heavy Scottish accents (yes, they are speaking English), adult language, and a powerful song you won't be able to get out of your head for days.
Here is Ewan McGregor, as Mark Renton, in a scene that is photographic and screen-writing brilliance with Lou Reed's, "Perfect Day", supporting it. If you are unfamiliar with "Trainspotting" and/or with the music of Lou Reed, I highly recommend taking a watch and a listen. If you are familiar with either or both - I suspect this video may be a welcome revisit.