thefinger wrote:nobody is explicitly agreeing that heroin chic is a fair way to assess the movie.
what they are agreeing with is the general sentiment that the movie was shit.
which is fair game. im sure we can agree on some good movies too.
and no, i dont need a power point presentation. ive already asked for any example from the actual film which we are describing, which you have denied three times this far.
and yes, trainspotting was most definitely heroin chic. it glamorized the lifestyle of a heroin addict. its one of the reasons you can sympathize with the main character. who would probably . of course, it shows us the other side of the coin too, in interesting ways, which is what made it a classic, but youd be denying a major hook of the movie if it didnt have the "drug addiction is narratively interesting and hipsterishly cool" angle
no body explicitly agrees ? stjohn agreed with me, and nylach highlighted where I specifically summarized at as heroin chic as well as hollywood BS, explicitly leaving out the bit where I simply stated I hated it. Do you want signed affidavits ? Maybe stjohn's concurrence is ambiguous if you want to make it so.
That you think trainspotting is a good example of heroin chic just confirms to me you have no real understanding of the term and you will obviously never agree with my use of the term regarding baader meinhoff complex - no amount of specific scene referencing will change that. Trainspotting was accessible to the mainstream, but that does not equate to glamourising heroin use. And besides heroin chic is an AESTHETIC...an aesthetic that is not exclusive to heroin usage as you seem to be insinuating. explaining why you think my usage of the term on this topic is incorrect. And sure, you could argue that 'Renton' was, and only at times, some kind of heroin chic playboy - but it would be a stretch and I would wonder how much of it would be attributable to his off-screen celebrity status as opposed to his performance & direction in the film.