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Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:28 PM

Anyone keeping an eye on this? the novel is fantastic and the character of Bruce Robertson is mesmerising. Not too hopeful for the film as the trailer seems....unsuitable, for want of a better word. Its arguably Welsh' best work though so there is a lot of promise.



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 04:47 PM

Finally watched this. It's difficult to know just how highly to recommend it as I've read the book at least 30 times cover to cover and countless times just picked it up started reading certain chapters. In saying that though there's definitely a common vibe between both and Mcavoy does very well, I always thought the book was unfilmable.

It's more sanitised than the book but if you're looking for a film about a filthy corrupt police with a warped mind and a dark sense of humour you may enjoy this film. Cheers.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:44 PM

I watched it a few months ago and liked it a lot. I thought McAvoy was great in the role.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:50 PM

I watched it a few months ago and liked it a lot. I thought McAvoy was great in the role.



I have a lot of time for him he's very talented. Check the book if you ever get the chance mate.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:17 AM

 

I watched the film a few weeks ago. I really liked it. It's not for everyone but I enjoyed it and maybe I will check out the book one day.

 

Made me laugh because my last name is Donaldson and that's the last name of the underage girl in one of the scenes. Won't go into it since it might be spoilers but I'm sure people who have seen the film know what I am talking about. 


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 12:18 PM Edited by Mister Pink, 03 April 2014 - 12:19 PM.

Started reading the book and put it down in my house and lost it haha. 

 

Was actually planning on watching the film this week. :D

 

If any you guys enjoyed Trainspotting or Filth/Irvine Welsh, I'd highly recommend The Acid House (Welsh). For those you that find it hard to understand the Scottish accent/slang I'd advise you get a subtitled version. But f*ck me, it's one mental film.


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:14 PM

Started reading the book and put it down in my house and lost it haha. 
 
Was actually planning on watching the film this week. :D
 
If any you guys enjoyed Trainspotting or Filth/Irvine Welsh, I'd highly recommend The Acid House (Welsh). For those you that find it hard to understand the Scottish accent/slang I'd advise you get a subtitled version. But f*ck me, it's one mental film.


I still haven't seen acid house wierdly enough, read it enough times ( that the one with bob the fly and the guy on acid switching places with?...won't spoil and can't b arsed addin tag but you know what I mean)

I think its only crime and 'tales of a chef' or whAtever, i havent read from welsh. Read skag boys recently and other than a few issues I had with it I still highly recommend it.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:30 AM Edited by D4 Damager, 08 April 2014 - 04:31 AM.

 

Started reading the book and put it down in my house and lost it haha. 
 
Was actually planning on watching the film this week. :D
 
If any you guys enjoyed Trainspotting or Filth/Irvine Welsh, I'd highly recommend The Acid House (Welsh). For those you that find it hard to understand the Scottish accent/slang I'd advise you get a subtitled version. But f*ck me, it's one mental film.


I still haven't seen acid house wierdly enough, read it enough times ( that the one with bob the fly and the guy on acid switching places with?...won't spoil and can't b arsed addin tag but you know what I mean)

I think its only crime and 'tales of a chef' or whAtever, i havent read from welsh. Read skag boys recently and other than a few issues I had with it I still highly recommend it.

 

 

I didn't really think that Skag Boys was as good as the other two books. I mean, it was still better than most of what I've read in the past year or two but it felt like it was just the final element in the story and so it was probably never going to live up to Trainspotting or Porno.

 

As for Filth I love the book but haven't yet seen the film -- more of a reading than a watching guy I guess aha.  It's probably my favourite Welsh book to read and the worm is probably my favourite character in any of his stuff purely because it's so strange and f*cked up. I'd be interested to see if/how they managed to translate that to film...

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 02:29 AM

Started reading the book and put it down in my house and lost it haha. 
 
Was actually planning on watching the film this week. :D
 
If any you guys enjoyed Trainspotting or Filth/Irvine Welsh, I'd highly recommend The Acid House (Welsh). For those you that find it hard to understand the Scottish accent/slang I'd advise you get a subtitled version. But f*ck me, it's one mental film.


I still haven't seen acid house wierdly enough, read it enough times ( that the one with bob the fly and the guy on acid switching places with?...won't spoil and can't b arsed addin tag but you know what I mean)
I think its only crime and 'tales of a chef' or whAtever, i havent read from welsh. Read skag boys recently and other than a few issues I had with it I still highly recommend it.
 
I didn't really think that Skag Boys was as good as the other two books. I mean, it was still better than most of what I've read in the past year or two but it felt like it was just the final element in the story and so it was probably never going to live up to Trainspotting or Porno.
 
As for Filth I love the book but haven't yet seen the film -- more of a reading than a watching guy I guess aha.  It's probably my favourite Welsh book to read and the worm is probably my favourite character in any of his stuff purely because it's so strange and f*cked up. I'd be interested to see if/how they managed to translate that to film...


I like skag boys, it's terrifying reading the onset of the aids disease...particularly as welsh has the knack of making you think these characters are real, but I didn't really learn anything new about the characters and in fact they seemed more mature in many ways than they did in trainspotting. As much as it's a decent welsh read and I'll always enjoy being around these characters I didn't feel like I really needed to know any of it.

Just to let you know you don't get much tapeworm in the film man, but give it a try it seemed a very good effort..like I say tho I'm so familiar with the book I found rating the film troublesome. Oh and as for porno I saw an interview with Welsh where he said that book was initially unconnected to train spotting but someone pointed out to him that the main character he was writing about was in essence sick boy, so he just ran with it or whatever. I need to re read porno it's been a while.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 03:06 PM

I like skag boys, it's terrifying reading the onset of the aids disease...particularly as welsh has the knack of making you think these characters are real, but I didn't really learn anything new about the characters and in fact they seemed more mature in many ways than they did in trainspotting. As much as it's a decent welsh read and I'll always enjoy being around these characters I didn't feel like I really needed to know any of it.

Just to let you know you don't get much tapeworm in the film man, but give it a try it seemed a very good effort..like I say tho I'm so familiar with the book I found rating the film troublesome. Oh and as for porno I saw an interview with Welsh where he said that book was initially unconnected to train spotting but someone pointed out to him that the main character he was writing about was in essence sick boy, so he just ran with it or whatever. I need to re read porno it's been a while.

Yeah I agree with you about the characters seeming more mature and about some of the stuff being unnecessary.

 

That's a shame about the tapeworm though, although I guess it would've been troublesome to get the same sort of atmosphere in the film as there is in the book because a lot of the clever stuff in the book is done by playing about with formats and stuff, which is something that must be very difficult to translate to the screen.

 

The Porno thing does make sense, but I think it really adds to the story seeing Renton and Sick Boy and Spud sort of back together again, mixed with some of the characters from other Welsh books.
 

Oh and by the way this is the same person that you're talking to aha. I just got an old account back...


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:55 AM

I saw it yesterday, loved it. I honestly think McAvoy deserved an Oscar nomination for it, definitely one of the best movies I've seen this year.





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