Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sick Boy

No one would call "Trainspotting" subtle but there's actually a subtle scene when Sick Boy and Ewan M aka Renton went to the country. Aureaus had my Trainspotting screenplay and Pigeon Lobien stole my Trainspotting novel.
But this is the scene:

Sick Boy: It's certainly a phenomenon in all walks of life.
Renton: What do you mean?

Sick Boy: Well, at one time, you've got it... and then you lose it... and it's gone forever. All walks of life: George Best, for example. Had it, lost it. Or David Bowie, or Lou Reed...

Renton: Some of his solo stuff's not bad.
Sick Boy: No, it's not bad, but it's not great either. And in your heart you kind of know that although it sounds all right, it's actually just... shite.
Renton: So who else?
Sick Boy: Charlie Nicholas, David Niven, Malcolm McLaren, Elvis Presley...
Renton: OK, OK, so what's the point you're trying to make?
Sick Boy: All I'm trying to do is help you understand that The Name of The Rose is merely a blip on an otherwise uninterrupted downward trajectory.
Renton: What about The Untouchables?
Sick Boy: I don't rate that at all.
Renton: Despite the Academy Award?
Sick Boy: That means fuck all. It's a sympathy vote.
Renton: Right. So we all get old and then we can't hack it anymore. Is that it?
Sick Boy: Yeah.
Renton: That's your theory?
Sick Boy: Yeah. Beautifully fucking illustrated.

So you got it? You get older, wonderboy? You become a normal guy. Not only normal. Nermal. Need we name you? Ely Buendia. The Spice Boys. Raymond Red. The LIRA Boys. The Spice Boys. Us. Us. Stop the pitying but I just read an article from the Telegraph about the British Angry Young Men and how they now became the Angry Old Men. If not dead.

Which Trainspotting Character Are You?


Post a Comment

<< Home

Submit your website to 20 Search Engines - FREE with ineedhits!
Get Free Shots from
Since March 2007
Carp Fishing
site statistics
visited 14 states (6.22%)
Create your own visited map of The World or jurisdische veraling duits?