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Trainspotting at 25: How an Indie About Heroin Became a Feel-Good Classic – esquire.com

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It says quite a bit about Trainspotting’s reception upon its release 25 years ago, that Damon Albarn and Keith Allen were at a preview screening in late 1995 (and yes, let’s take a moment to consider just how Nineties a picture that is) and were reportedly shocked by what they were watching.
You wouldn’t put the Blur frontman and ‘Vindaloo’ lyricist down as easily offended types after all, and yet even today the film’s brilliant opening sequence manages to excite and confuse in equal measure. Are…

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