"Trainspotting", "Leaving Las Vegas" and "Drugstore Cowboy" Film Review by The Research Group

"Trainspotting", "Leaving Las Vegas" and "Drugstore Cowboy"
An examination of the films' depiction of drug and alcohol-related self-destructive behavior in subcultures.
# 15429 | 675 words | 3 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Jul 20, 2003 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Medical and Health (Drugs) , Sociology (General)


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"Drugs and similar destructive behavior are major social problems addressed by a number of films in recent years. These films develop around a subculture and evoke certain images associated with such milieus, often using stereotypical images as shorthand to introduce the audience to the world of drug abuse and other marginal behavior.

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"Drugs and similar destructive behavior are major social problems addressed by a number of films in recent years. These films develop around a subculture and evoke certain images associated with such milieus, often using stereotypical images as shorthand to introduce the audience to the world of drug abuse and other marginal behavior.


Trainspotting is a film depicting the drug culture in the United Kingdom, and the American audience at least is less familiar with this milieu than with its own drug subculture. Controversy developed between those who saw the film as reflecting a reality that had to be understood and addressed and those who saw the film as glorifying drug use and so as creating a problem that might not otherwise exist. The harrowing nature of the lives of the young people in this film, however, would..."

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