Jan 10 2012
It’s not that we support taking drugs or anything like that. If anything it’s to the contrary because after having watched some of these scenes you realize how sick it kind of is.
And I’m not talking about smoking a joint. I’m talking about the crap that’ll really screw you up. With that said I put together six video clips of scenes that I think portrayed drug use in a very real way.
Check ‘em out after the jump
Natural Born Killers – Taking Mushrooms
Oliver Stone is one of the few people that can create a scene in a movie where you actually feel like you might be tripping yourself. He tweaks the images subtly just as if the view is on a mushroom trip. It’s pretty cool what he did in Natural Born Killers after Micky and Mallory wind up taking a whole bunch of the little buggers. Unfortunately this is the scene right before it and I couldn’t find the actual scene. If anyone can, please send.
Fear and Loathing – Anything
Seriously anything in this movie is probably enough to get someone to never take drugs again. Sure it’s a funny, crazy, wacky movie but let’s face it. If any of this movie convinces you to do anything like this in real life then you’re a moron.
The Big Lebowski
OK I said I wasn’t going to talk about pot but come on. No this scene wasn’t pot. It was whatever the hell Treehorn put in his drink. Anyway, I can’t not mention The Big Lebowski and this crazy scene when The Dude is having himself a fun little trip into the Bowling Alley of the heavens.
Pulp Fiction – Heroin Shoot Up
This scene always freaks me out but that’s probably because that’s what it actually looks like to shoot up heroin. That’s completely disgusting and I couldn’t even imagine doing it. That this scene gave me the willies tells me it was good.
Trainspotting – Perfect Day
Perfect day my ass. It is NOT a perfect day. It’s pretty far from it.
Requiem for a Dream – Monologue
It’s hard to choose just one scene from Aronofsky’s visually stunning tragedy, but the heartbreaking monologue delivered by Ellen Burstyn as Sara Goldfarb sums up the tone of the film. What starts out as an innocent attempt to fit into a red dress devolves into a crippling addiction to speed. No other movie has ever made me hate drugs more, or Jared Leto less.
* I have to mention that scene in Willy Wonka when they go through that crazy tunnel. That’s about the most accurate acid trip scene any movie has ever had.
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