Trainspotting Film Analysis

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Even though it may be just a stereotype, the Scottish people are not generally known for their joyful nature and friendliness. No wonder, considering the geographical location of the country, the weather and the scarce population in the wild landscape. Kilts, mysterious countryside full of lochs and ruined castles, back pipes, whiskey and Brave Heart is what usually comes to people’s minds when Scotland is mentioned, but legends and nature are not exactly what the contemporary Scottish films usually focus on. Once a person gets himself into the modern Scottish cinematography, what they encounter are not huge historical and probably not even real battles taking place in the romanticised landscape of Sir Walter Scott. The movies focus rather…show more content…
There are the stealing sprees, violence and sex, but also several attempts to leave it all behind. (Neely) Obviously, the main story is about the drugs, but the background, why do these young people choose to fall into that vicious circle of drug addiction is far deeper than just boredom. The Characters of Trainspotting generally feel lost and displaced in their time, do not understand and do not agree with it and so they try to deal with it by using drugs. (Bicket) Renton starts the whole film with a famous…show more content…
The Wicker man is an extreme case, but there are other films like Breaking the waves, in which the destructive influence of religion is be more subtle but still have a strong effect on the individual like the poor, mentally unstable, Bess McNeil. (Breaking the Waves) The strong effect of the isolation might be the reason why the inhabitants of such areas tend to turn to religion, superstitions and traditions. That concept is hard to understand for someone living in the central Europe, which is full of crowded cities, towns and villages and where it is actually hard to find some place to be
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