Choose Life - Trainspotting (1-12) Movie CLIP (1996) HD.mp4

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Vilkku : I absolutely adore how the chase scene at the beginning is used in the context of the movie. Notice it is used two times in the movie. At the beginning and also later. It is no coincidence, but an awesome metaphore for the progression of addiction. SPOILERS FOR THE FILM BELOW The beginning of this movie starts with a bang. Our heroes are running away with Iggy Pop's Lust for Life playing in the background. It is a very energic and lively song setting a good, crazy mood. With that, we have Renton's arrogant, rebelious "choose life" monologue about shitting on normal values, instead taking the path of a heroin addict. It sets a crazy, yet appealing fun mood and when Renton hits the car at the beginning and laughs at the driver before getting knocked down, it is sort of a comedic moment based on the established atmosphere. The movie is telling us, the ride is starting and it's gonna be a fun one. I imagine it is similar to the first hits. When you try the drug for the first time and the sensation overwhelms you, all your senses are telling you that you are entering a new world, that you are in for amazing ride. You feel adventurous, rebellious and great. Cue the second time this scene is used. It immediately follows the death of the baby, which is arguably the heaviest and most desperate time of the film. The background music, Sing by Blur, is fucking leaking desperation and ugliness. There is nothing fun about it this time around, the atmosphere is heavy as fuck. Renton monologues again, but it's not rebelious anymore. It is in no way arrogant or fun or appealing. Instead it is a monologue about desperation, the constant never ending need with no promise of brighter future. This time, when Renton gets hit by a car, it is not comedic anymore. The giggle he gives is a laugh of someone on the edge of madness, someone who is hitting the bottom, so he might as well just laugh. In this context, it is a disturbing laugh and a disturbing scene. The imagery is EXACTLY THE SAME, but the context is different. A time of the film has passed and the situation is completely different. What seemed like a fun world is now a living fucking nightmare, because some time has passed. Now, this is what happens with drug use, too. At the beginning, it was a fun ride, giving you new, great sensations. But as time progresses, as the state of your body changes and you become dependant, it turns into a nightmare. In a way, it's still the same, like the scene is. You shoot up, you get better, you feel great. But the context is different. At this point, you are trapped in the never ending nightmare, just like Renton says in this monologue. Fucking flawless use of the scene, I swear.

motor4X4kombat : chose a better padawan

Izzy belle : Favourite movie ever!

Mahesh Journalist : Because, it has one of the best opening sequences in Film History. Because, it has one of the best Voice-Overs in the lines of Taxi Driver, Goodfellas. Because, 20 years before, it ridiculed today's consumerism. Because, it is unbelievably raw and profane. Because, it is technically better than Pulp-Fiction with effective usage of colours and skilfully setting various moods of characters in the screen. Because, it is Danny Boyle's best directed film till date. Finally, it is exceptionally entertaining.

polytype. : I love the way the category for this video is Howto and Style ahahahahahahaha

Abdallah El-Ghannam : Who needs reasons when you have got heroin?

Ali Mackenzie : It's awesome seeing the scene where they're running through Edinburgh, I've walked under that bridge so many times :')

Vampires Crypt : Not as dark as Requiem for a dream but still pretty dark :|

Wee JillGee : Choose anything but fuking herion lol choose weed

Linda Boa : I will choose heroin. Thanks.

The Ground Effect : You’re an addict, so be addicted Just be addicted to something else Choose the ones you love Choose your future Choose life

Ricardo Maccotta : the best movie start ever, no matches at all Also the part "we Scottish are shite......" it is epic

John Hintz : Chose Everything but Junk.Above all else.Chose Life!..💉😉🚅

shawn harold fox firth : 'If God Made anything Finer He kept It for Himself' Hunter S Thompson's reply when asked his opinion on heroin . . .

daftman420 : Can't wait for part 2!

JimmyThaCop : The Simpsons actually brougt me here :-)

Cj M : The 1990s were so fucked up. Everyone was crazy - drink, drugs, clubs, debauchery, mayhem. Society is much softer now. Young people are really grown up and sensible. Wheras, when I was 19 in 1998 literally everyone I knew was a fucking mess!

jekanyika : It's nice to know that our chancellor gets his inspiration from a Danny Boyle film. 

Mark Zedd : ahhhhh the movie of my childhood, good times xxxxx

CheesyTV : The music at the beginning of this reminds me of "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet.

Addy C: : Nobody in Edinburgh has this thick of an accent.

Rebecca West : Just come back from Edinburgh, felt like recreating that first bit of them running.

Unregulated Powersupply : Isn't it here when he says _'you don't need excuses when you have heroin'_?

Vivek Acharya : what a powerful scene!!!

Trogdor420Max : Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday

Brian Bco Uscanga : choose life

Marco MUNI : so perfect

Lam Wing Fung : i choose death sticks

MrPurser : Gleaming film.

Ricardo Maccotta : I am very excited about the just upcommind second part, I hope I just like it because i don.t think can be as good as this one..

Philip J Fry : IMO one of the best film opening scenes. I like the bit where he smiles and laughs at the driver who knocked him off

James Murphy : Choose life, choose smack either way it's all as meaningless as everything else.

Vote For Pedro : One of my personal favourite movies ever I relate so much to these characters haha minus the drugs

1greenMitsi : choose dmt and get hack life :)

1greenMitsi : choose dmt and hack life :)

Steven Baxter : Choose life.choose watching a clip on YouTube from DVD you already own. Choose reading comments written by people who are doing the same. Choose running out of things to type and just leaving it at that.CHOOSE LIFE

jean-michel Soto : Lust for life Iggy Pop

Theris : Oh and here am I back again high as a kite

R Linders : With the exception of the swearing and drug references, this is, in my opinion, how Zootopia should have begun.

Az Erty : What is the fucking music for this excellent scene? 

Denveer Patrolio : In other words, ''being part of the system ain't that bad".

OneBagger : I didn't choose Heroin. Heroine chose me.

buddelgrapscher : choose the best movie in da world ! THIS !

Octavio89 : Choose Trainspotting.

Dave Freeman : Choose T3

I agree with everything you say : Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?! Ain't that the truth

Lewie895 : 0:52, is that Porty Pits?

Jamie Deakin : Choose life, choose to snapchat every thought that's popped into your head, hoping to push you opinions on someone else

REDSNVKE 1 : 🖤

Кабаяши Адвокат : айм чуз алхохоль- бир энд водка, итс нот лайф...