See Rebecca Fowler, 'Trainspotting: That's Just the Way it is', Independent, 10 February 1996, Weekend, pp. 7–8. 40 Quotations from Reynolds, 'High Society', p. 16; Gilby, review of Trainspotting, Premiere vol. 4 no. 2, March 1996, p.
Author: Murray Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
In 1996 Trainspotting was the biggest thing in British culture. Brilliantly and aggressively marketed, it crossed into the mainstream despite being a black comedy set against the backdrop of heroin addiction in Edinburgh. Produced by Andrew Macdonald, scripted by John Hodge and directed by Danny Boyle, the team behind Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting was an adaptation of Irvine Welsh's barbed novel of the same title. The film is crucial for understanding British culture in the context of devolution and the rise of 'Cool Britannia'. Murray Smith unpicks the processes that led to Trainspotting's enormous success. He isolates various factors – the film's eclectic soundtrack, its depiction of Scottish identity, its attitude to deprivation, drugs and violence, its traffic with American cultural forms, its synthesis of realist and fantastic elements, and its complicated relationship to 'heritage' – that make Trainspotting such a vivid document of its time. Although it heralded a false dawn for British film-making,Trainspotting is, Smith concludes, both authentically vernacular and yet transnational in its influences and ambitions. In his afterword to this new edition, Murray Smith reflects on the original film 25 years after its release, and its 2017 sequel T2: Trainspotting also directed by Boyle. Smith also considers Danny Boyle's subsequent directorial career, with highlights including Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony.
Cainspotting Cain's Book is not an overt influence on Trainspotting, any more than Trainspotting is a sequel to Cain's Book. To assume so would be to downplay both the Beat feel of Cain's Book, its early working-through of the narrative ...
Author: Michael Gardiner
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This book charts the course of Scottish Critical Theory since the 1960s. It provocatively argues that 'French' critical-theoretical ideas have developed in tandem with Scottish writing during this period. Its themes can be read as a breakdown in Scottish Enlightenment thinking after empire - precisely the process which permitted the rise of 'theory'.The book places within a wider theoretical context writers such as Muriel Spark, Edwin Morgan, Ian Hamilton Finlay, James Kelman, Alexander Trocchi, Janice Galloway, Alan Warner and Irvine Welsh, as well as more recent work by Alan Riach and Pat Kane, who can be seen to take the 'post-Enlightenment' narrative forward. In doing so, it draws on the work of the Scottish thinkers John Macmurray and R.D. Laing as well as the continental philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Paul Virilio.
Genre: novel Reference edition: Welsh, I. (1999) Trainspotting. London: Vintage Classics. 1st edition: 1993 Themes: working-class society, isolation, drug addiction, freedom, choice The narration of Trainspotting is fragmented, ...
Author: Bright Summaries
Category: Study Aids
Unlock the more straightforward side of Trainspotting with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh, a cult novel following a group of men and women in a working-class area of Edinburgh who live lives blighted by poverty, violence and drug addiction. The novel’s main character is Mark Renton, who feels that his life is essentially meaningless, is increasingly estranged from his friends and family and, despite his sporadic efforts to give up heroin, is constantly sucked back into the cycle of addiction. Its bleak depiction of drug addiction is vivid and brutal, and has lost none of its power to shock. Trainspotting is Irvine Welsh’s best-known novel, and was adapted into a 1996 film of the same name directed by Danny Boyle. Find out everything you need to know about Trainspotting in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
Trainspotting (1993), his first novel, was a phenomenal bestseller and has since become a cult classic of the 1990s, described by the Sunday Times as 'The voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser and grown eloquent.
Author: Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Random House
Now a major film directed by Danny Boyle reuniting the cast of Trainspotting Years on from Trainspotting Sick Boy is back in Edinburgh after a long spell in London. Having failed spectacularly as a hustler, pimp, husband, father and businessman, Sick Boy taps into an opportunity which to him represents one last throw of the dice. However, to realise his ambitions within the Adult industries, Sick Boy must team up with old pal and fellow exile Mark Renton. Still scheming, still scamming, Sick Boy and Renton soon find out that they have unresolved issues to address concerning the unhinged Begbie, the troubled, drug-addled Spud, but, most of all, with each other. T2 Trainspotting was previously published as Porno.
Literatur III: Literarisches Übersetzen Thema des Essays: Trainspotting–Analyse der deutschen Übersetzung des Kapitels “Strolling through the meadows“ anhand des Modells von Juliane House (“Translation Quality Assessment”) 1.
Author: Maritta Schwartz
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Category: Literary Criticism
Scientific Essay from the year 1998 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2 (B), Ruhr-University of Bochum (English Seminar), course: Literature III: Literature Translation, 3 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "Trainspotting" is the title of a novel, written by the contemporary Scottish author Irvine Welsh. The plot is set in contemporary Edinburgh, i.e. Leith, and deals with the lives and experiences of a group of heroin junkies. The chapter we are looking at deals with a nightly walk through the meadows that three of the characters set off to after a visit in a Pub. They are in search of two other mates of them. During their stroll they meet two girls they know and come across a squirrel which two of them attempt to hurt. The attempt is prevented by the third.
( # 10 ) as well as in surveys of university students , who generally ranked Trainspotting just after Tolkien's Lord of the Rings . Another measure of Trainspotting's success and significance is its and Welsh's having become cultural ...
Author: Robert Morace
Category: Literary Criticism
Continuum Contemporaries will be a wonderful source of ideas and inspiration for members of book clubs and readings groups, as well as for literature students.The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed, and most influential novels of recent years. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question. The books in the series will all follow the same structure:a biography of the novelist, including other works, influences, and, in some cases, an interview; a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas; a summary of how the novel was received upon publication; a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, including film or TV adaptations, literary prizes, etc.; a wide range of suggestions for further reading, including websites and discussion forums; and a list of questions for reading groups to discuss.
CAST AND CREW TRISTAR PICTURES and FILM 4 Present In association with Creative Scotland Cloud Eight Films Production A Danny Boyle Film T2 TRAINSPOTTING PRINCIPAL CAST and PRINCIPAL CREW Sound Designer Glenn Freemantle Production Sound ...
Author: John Hodge
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Performing Arts
First there is an opportunity, then there is a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him, of course: Spud, Sick Boy, and Frank Begbie. But they are not alone. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance. Mark Renton returns, to the chaos of life and death.