"TT - Trainspotting Tribute"
A little departure from lyric videos! I have to say that I originally could not finish watching the first film. I didn't have the stomach for it; Worst Toilet in Scotland, dead babies crawling on ceilings, shitty bed sheets, heroin addiction and the worst withdrawal scene in cinema history? But after hearing of the sequel being released last year and Trainspotting being heralded as an iconic classic, I had to do my homework.
Having finished both films not too long ago, these characters, actors, stories have had a profound effect on me. I think this sequel is one of the greatest homages to its predecessor that I've ever seen. Its purpose is not only to tie up loose ends and address wounds never healed in its 20 year gap, it is also to create a grandiose sense of nostalgia. There's much of the sequel where the characters directly reference and retrace their steps of the first movie, making it the stuff of legends.
I just think they did an incredible job continuing the story, T2 made me further appreciate what T1 had to offer, I thought the film was a beautiful and sentimental portrayal of ramifications, that every opportunity begets choice begets consequence. It has glimmers and echoes of the first movie (purposefully so), but is beautiful and almost more mature than the original (as are its characters/actors). So I highly recommend T2, but you MUST watch T1 right before! It's the way this film was intended to feel, like 20 years can pass with the blink of an eye (which they can)! #wolfalice#silk#editing#ewanmcgregorfans#robertcarlylefans#jonnyleemillerfans#ewenbremmerfans#Trainspottingfans#irvinewelsh