February 20, 2004

young adam's big link page.

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"The best Scottish movie ever. An utter masterpiece of seething, beat-novel-film-noir sexuality." - Hugh MacLeod

Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan, Emily Mortimer etc.

Opened in USA April 16th, 2004

Cities include: New York, LA, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis, Washington DC etc.

Buy the R-Rated DVD from Amazon.com

Buy the artisically superior, far racier but more expensive NC-17 version from Amazon.co.uk.

Moviefone Listings to find out where it's playing near you etc.

Young Adam homepage.

Watch the Young Adam trailer here.

My gapingvoid interview with Tilda Swinton, the female lead.

'The Independant' (big UK paper) loves Young Adam: "Indeed, the idea of a [British] homegrown movie that rates as a genuine artistic achievement, as opposed to a loudly fanfared event (such as Calendar Girls), seems almost outlandish, something so rare we might not even recognise it. Well, I'm happy to report that such a movie is now here. It's called Young Adam, and it deserves your immediate attention..."

From The Guardian: "Alexander Trocchi was the smack-addled icon of beat literature, whose writings have been eclipsed by a lurid life of porn, pimping and dissolution in New York, Paris and London. But with a new film out adapted from his novel Young Adam, the Glasgow-born writer's life and work are ripe for re-evaluation." By Tim Cumming.

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Dave MacKenzie, one of my best friends, is the director.

Sexually frank "Young Adam" interview of Tilda Swinton in Nerve.com.

The main Young Adam page on Hanway Films website. The film was produced by Jeremy Thomas, the same guy who produced "The Last Emperor".

Edinburgh Film Festival 2003 write-up on the movie.

Edinburgh Film Fest's write-up on Dave Mackenzie.

A nice pic of Dave on the movie set, plus a few links from about.com

Brief Synopsis from Britfilms.com

Read The Book (damn fine book, by Alexander Trocchi)

A wee profile of Trocchi from his former publisher.

A lovely review from the BBC.

Good interview of Ewan McGregor from Channel 4 (UK).

BBC interview with Ewan MacGregor.

BBC interview of Tilda Swinton, who plays opposite Ewan.

Great review of the movie from 'Sight & Sound', the very upscale British film magazine. WARNING: Skip the 'synopsis' bit if you don't want to know the ending.

A very enthusistic review in The Independant, one of the big UK papers.

The soundtrack for Young Adam, by David Byrne of Talking Heads fame.


A nice review of Young Adam in Latino Review.

Hollywood Reporter calls Young Adam "Classic Noire".

Young Adam on Russian TV.

Posted by hugh macleod at February 20, 2004 1:19 PM

You're quite right about this film; it's frightening, moving and noir as it gets.

Thanks for recommending it.

Posted by: Watson at October 18, 2004 3:27 PM

i loved this film and i am trying to find a copy of the lyrics of the david byrne song west mountain road played during the closing credits and have been unable to find them perhaps someone would be willing to help me thank you

Posted by: lisahannum at December 14, 2004 6:18 PM