Tuesday, June 22

Life: To choose or not to choose? Trainspotting

I just visited a very dear blogger friend at It's quite an experience. This is Matthew Holford's blog and I have the pleasure of exchanging some long discussions with him from time to time.
He loves cinema and the title of his blog "It's quite an experience" is from Blade Runner. Remember the scene of Deckard and Batty are fighting:
"Batty: Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave."
He did post this opening scene of Trainspotting. "Genius there is no other word for it", as Matt publish some of his amazing findings.
Thank for this one Radagast.


leenah said...

"Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave."
Oh my! what a statement!
I love it. Totally!

Ana said...

I love it too!
I always think about it when I'm hating... "slave"...
no... not a good connection.
Quite a statement....

Radagast said...

I don't think that quotation is taken directly from the text of Philip K Dick's book (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep), but it's a profoundly philosophical story, as is the movie. For example, at the very moment that Batty acknowledges his fear (and thus his enslavement), he's released from it. The irony of inferior beings (humans), holding their superiors (replicants), enslaved is also an intriguing one.

Anyway, thanks for the shout, Ana. The soundtrack to Trainspotting is also quite impressive. Some good tracks, which, for once, don't overshadow the movie itself. There's a sequence featuring Lou Reed's "Perfect Day," for example.


Ana said...

I didn't read the book but it sounds like something that was not written without previous rambling...
it might have been from him or the screen-player.
Yes... released cause he said and knew he was a slave.
Wish we all could know the origin of some anguishes.
Love Lou Reed.
Thank you Matt.