Watch: Trainspotting

October 7, 2008

I just watched Trainspotting again, for the first time in many years. It’s still a fantastic movie – somehow, it manages to be despairing and cynical while still being, well, fun (in contrast to, say, Requiem for a Dream, which is most emphatically not fun). But the other remarkable thing about the film is its soundtrack – not only are the songs great in and of themselves, but they are also perfectly deployed in the film – Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” plays while the lead character OD’s on heroin, another character sings an a capella snippet of New Order’s “Temptation.” Do yourself a favour – get your hands on the DVD and watch (and listen) to it again.

One comment

  1. both trainspotting and requim made the list for top ten soundtracks of all time

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