Addiction comes in many forms. There are behavioral addictions, genetic predispositions toward addictions, substance addictions, chemical addictions; and famous people and/or characters in movies are driven by those concepts the same as everyone else. On the big screen, they get a little extra theatrical rubdown, but that’s not to say those stories are larger than the ones that go on in everyday life.
Five movies that have addiction themes of note include “Thirteen,” “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas,” “Blow,” “Easy Rider,” and “Trainspotting.” Each deals with primary characters with addictive tendencies, and each is a window from one set of creators to different sets of observers. [Read more…]