No more being pushed
around, messed about by this sociopathic loser. He knew tonight would
be the time to leave. He prepared himself slowly, packed his kit and
then ever so quietly, he removed the bag from Begbie's arms.
Spud woke up and knew
what was happening, but when Rents beckoned him to come with him,
he shook his head. Rents knew Spud would not say a word.
He snuck out of the
hotel and considered what he was going to do with all that cash
and a newfound freedom.
Rents' words: "Now
I've justified this to myself in all sorts of ways. It wasn't a
big deal, just a minor betrayal. Or we'd outgrown each other, you
know, that sort of thing.
"But let's face it,
I ripped them off, my so-called mates. But Begbie, I couldn't give
a s--t about him. And Sick Boy, well he'd have done the same to
me if he'd only thought of it first. And Spud, well, okay, I felt
sorry for Spud- he's never hurt anybody. So why did I do it? I could
offer a million answers, all false. The truth is that I'm a bad
person. But that's going to change - I'm going to change. This is
the last of that sort of thing.
"Now I'm cleaning
up, moving on, going straight and choosing life. I'm looking forward
to it already. I'm going to be just like you. The job, the family,
the big f--king television. The washing machine, the compact disk
player and electrical can opener, good health, low cholesterol,
dental insurance, mortgage, starter home, leisure wear, luggage,
three-piece suite, DIY, game shows, children, walks in the park,
nine to five, good at golf, washing the car, choice of sweaters,
family Christmas, indexed pension, tax exemption, clearing gutters,
getting by, looking ahead, the day you die."
When Begbie awoke
and found that Rents, with the bag, had disappeared, he went totally
psycho and trashed the room, whilst the others waited outside for
the police to arrive.
Now that the heart
thumping music is starting, this is when Rents decided to leave
and take the money from Begbie. So
actually this song has a very big influence on this particular scene.
So just look back at the picture of Begbie asleep, his arms clutching
the bag, and Rents with so much stealth, removing the bag from his
grip. My heart was thumping as hard as this music, and it wasn't
till he was out and crossing the bridge, that I could breathe again.
Personally, I'm sceptical
that Mark Renton could ever go straight. He could, I guess, from
drugs (but even that didn't last long), but as he says, "I'm a bad
person."(I actually think this character is great).
You might feel,as
I did, that you have actually lived within this movie yourself.
I was exhausted. It is a must to be shown on the big screen, with
loud surround speakers.