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The Greatest Movie Adaptations of Books
5. Trainspotting (1996)
The definitive cult classic of the 90s, directed by Danny Boyle, made Hollywood property of Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle and Kelly Macdonald. Alexander Armstrong says: "The subject matter is undeniably bleak, but the adaptation kept the humour and urgency of the original book by Irvine Welsh."